Masculine?

Nearly all of the things I make are oriented toward women. I thought I needed something that would appeal to a man. This is my first “manly” pillow cover. I showed it to my very masculine (former football player at Rutgers and very enthusiastic outdoorsy...

Cow! (or is it Steer!?)

I am not a farm girl but I think this is probably a picture of a steer. Does anyone in the US still eat mince pies? I loved the graphic so I put it on a burlap pillow. It is available in the Etsy shop. All of the burlap pillows I make are lined with muslin so that the...

Ugly Lampshade Make Over!

I have a lamp that I truly love but the shade was looking pretty ratty. The black is crackled looking and there are big scratches. I could not find a replacement lampshade that I liked so I knew I would have to attempt to make something.  I have a lot of canvas drop...

Pinterest gazing

I have been gadding about on Pinterest. These are a couple of things that caught my eye. http://makelyhome.com/chevron-eclectic-yellow-gray-white-teal-bedroom/ Love these layered frames! http://cityfarmhouse.blogspot.com/2012/12/mason-jar-chalkboard-lid-ornaments.html...

Busy weekend

I have one too many irons in the fire this weekend!  I have been working in the basement, cleaning out and rearranging everything in my hutch and china closet, sewing and helping my sister a bit at her studio.  Oh, yeah – also painting. Painting this very large...

Thrifting find

I don’t know how old it is.  I only know that it is American ironstone, has the Red Cliff logo and is completely intact down to the perfect ladle.  It is about 13″ high and the underplate is 13″ wide from handle to handle. There is some crazing on...