Monday, February 21, 2011

Romantic Homes Magazine!

We heard from a customer that she found us through the March issue of Romantic Homes magazine, we couldn't wait to pick one up to see with our own eyes that it is was really true! Here it is, page 12! The article is about creative bloggers and features Rachel from Lovely Clusters, we are a part of her online gallery. I would also like to let you know that the beautiful buttons photo in the picture is by Shanon of My Fine Garden, perfect for the sewing-crafty workspace. 

I've been staring at the page we are on in disbelief and need to look through the rest of the magazine, but I can tell you it is lovely because this issue is all about color and after the 12 or so inches of snow that just fell, I need to see some color!

 In other news, Country Mouse had her second surgery to repair damage done by her rheumatoid arthritis. First one was to her left wrist and this time was on her right. She's feeling better and is getting quite bored not being able to sew.  
However, she took this as an opportunity to organize her workspace and found a pair of old electric scissors, which have proved to be quite useful as she is unable to open anything herself! She usually has a line up of items on the kitchen counter waiting for her husband to help with when he returns from work each night. 
Speaking of color, how do you like her bright pink cast? It will come off in about 3 more weeks and then we'll be busy getting ready for Craftstravaganza. And hopefully the snow will be gone by then!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Winter Flower Pillow by Country Mouse

I had to share this pretty pillow Country Mouse surprised me with when I visited her last weekend. Isn't it gorgeous? It's made with Cloud 9 organic fabric, grey felt, and a vintage doily. It reminds me of the colors I used this Christmas for decorations. I really like using blues and greys because I feel like I can leave them up past the holidays and no one complains. I totally neglected to post some pictures of our Christmas table and decorations but thought I'd sneak them in here, hope you don't mind...

Poms from Pom Love on Etsy

I used pink, white, and blue streamers for the table runner. 

And yes, I know today is Valentine's Day! 
I'm only one holiday behind :)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Weekend Trip to Ikea

Last weekend my husband offered to come with me to ikea to get the cutting table for my sewing room. He actually has a good eye for furniture and display (must be all those years in retail!). He ended up changing my mind about this table I originally planned on getting.  We decided it was a bit too large, too much wood, and expensive. Instead we took home this beauty and I couldn't be happier. I'm sure my husband was happier as well and it may have had something to do with the fact that this one took a fraction of the time that the other would have taken to put together. 

I did give up having storage space, but I am thinking of getting one of these to put underneath to hold my packing supplies (tissue paper, envelopes, etc.). We'll see. As I use the space I start to figure out what my needs/wants are. 

Country Mouse gave me this beautiful vase for Christmas and I think it's perfect for holding my wrapping paper. Makes me want to fill it up with more pretty paper!

Not only did my husband come with to ikea, but he even helped me stuff patterns! This job is best done assembly line style, so I was happy to have the help. He threatened to go on strike if I took his picture but I had to take one.

I sure wish the doggies would offer some help, but they always do their job of looking cute and cozy, don't they?