Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New in the Shop: Lavender!

We made these pretty little lavender sachets with the intention of selling them at our upcoming craft shows.  However, when Lavender (the bunny) hopped into the studio, she was very excited about the idea of modeling so we let her have the spotlight. 

Some ideas for where to use these pretties: near your furry friend's bed, on top of your stack of fabric, or beside you in a sunny chair while reading your favorite magazine.  We love the smell of lavender and hope you enjoy it too! Available now in the shop!

oh and don't forget about our Spring Cleaning Sale ending April 1! details here.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

New Thrifts and White Porcelain

On the way home from visiting Country Mouse the other weekend, I passed by an estate sale and had to quick turn around and make a stop. And boy am I glad I did! It was Sunday so everything was 50% off, great deals were to be found! I scored a bunch of doilies, lace and teacups with saucers. I love the floral designs on the doilies and the little plates! I think they would look so pretty arranged together on the wall. I've come across some inspiring arrangements from my friends on flickr and pinterest with pretty plates, I hope to try something out on my walls soon! The other super cool thing about the estate sale was the house. I'm guessing it was built in 1950's - 1960's and still had the original pink oven set in the brick wall and cooktop, they were adorable! If I were buying the house, I would for sure keep those items.  I wish I had taken a picture, but I was too busy scoping out all the good finds.

I also ordered the white porcelain bunny and scissors from Zgallerie. I was so sad when the shipment arrived, the items had been broken in transit :(  I called customer service right away and they shipped another set to me with no hassle at all and it arrived very quickly. I am so happy when a company has great customer service.

I have to laugh now when I am looking at these pictures. It looks like I am setting up for a tea party with my bunny! Reminds me of something from Alice in Wonderland! Must be all the party planning I am doing right now (one for a good friend who is turning the big 3-0 and one that is a surprise). 

By the way...the new bunny's name is Lavender (you'll see why very soon). He's making friends with Violet (our dress form). We like to name our "friends" that help us out in the sewing room. What about you, do you have any fun names for your sewing machine, iron, or anything else??? We'd love to hear them!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Happy Friday!

Let's get this weekend started!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring Cleaning Helpers!

Can I get a little help with this fabric???

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Shop Update - Spring Cleaning Sale!

It's warming up, snow is melting, and puddles are forming! Country Mouse and I are cleaning/organizing our sewing rooms and wanted to fill you in that we have just added new items to the Sale/Destash section of the shop. Many items are last ones or one of a kind, so don't delay your visit!

Country Mouse's birthday is also the first day of Spring! To celebrate we are offering 15% off in the shop (including items in the Sale/Destash section)! Just use HAPPYBDAY as the coupon code upon checkout. Coupon expires April 1, no fooling!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Doilie Placemats for the Sewing Table

I was having a little problem with my new sewing table...when I would be serging or sewing fast (that's the speed I like to go!) the machine would start shifting due to the vibrations. It made me little nervous that if I was not paying attention one of the machines could make it too close to the edge of the table and fall off, not to mention it was slightly annoying to have to reposition the machine constantly. 

I had picked up these doily placemats awhile ago at a local shop and used them as part of our craft show display.  I found they are the perfect size to slip under the my machines and they prevent them from shifting while I'm at high sewing speed! And they are pretty too, yippee! I love the bright pop of color! They are still available in a few different colors at Urban Outfitters.

Do you see a bit of red in the background? That's a new chair I found on Craigslist and I can't wait to recover it, I just need to decide on a fabric to use! Country Mouse will help me come up with a slip cover design. It will be a before & after project that we'll share with you eventually.