Friday, April 27, 2012
At the end of last year, one of the buyers at our local Whole Foods approached me to see if I'd like to become a vendor. I knew it would be a lot, but who turns down the opportunity to be in Whole Foods, so I said yes. They were interested in the t-shirt dresses and barrettes. Turns out, I basically created a sweatshop for myself, and I've spent the past 6 weeks working in it every night. I'm happy to say that I'm finally done - down to the last detail including:
The hangers that I have to provide and that I spruced up with a mod-podged butterfly and
It's defintely been a learning experience and if they order again, I'll know how much I can handle. I am pretty siked that my stuff will be in the store, though.
I've succumbed to the pallet rage. I'm making a very haphazard pallet table for the porch to put all my herb pots on. I found the perfect sized pallet at a local hardware store, for free, and have power-sanded and sealed thus far. The final step is attaching the 2x4 legs with some wood screws...at least I think that's the last step. I'm so impatient that as long as it stands up kind of straight, I'm ok. I think it'll look pretty cool regardless, and it was free so you can't be too picky.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
this, that I found on the P word, I've been meaning to make an artwork display of Anaya's drawings because of the countless number of hours she spends at her art table. Instead of a frame, I went on the cheap and used a 50% off 24x36 canvas at Michael's. I then scanned her drawings and cropped them into 4x4 squares, printing out 4 per page. I spaced them 1 3/4" apart lengthwise and 1 1/2" apart widthwise. After spacing them out, I had to lift each up to get the mod podge onto the canvas for them to stick in place and then I mod podged the entire thing twice. There's probably an easier way to do it but that's just the way I roll. It was a little time consuming but well worth it. Now we just have to hang and admire.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
I used the Suzanne Citronille pattern that I recently purchased and I think it came out really cute. The only part of the pattern that I didn't quite get was the underarm - the point where all the seams meet is a little wonky but no one will notice. The dupioni silk is also probably a little heavier than other fabrics so the drape is questionable but I still like it.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Recently, a good thrifting-loving friend of mine and I decided to take a day off and spent it roaming around a 30 mile radius to find charming and interesting thrift stores. We had a splendid day, which neither of us documented, unfortunately, but I did come home with some great finds. I was on the lookout for some outdoor pots and pans for a "mud" kitchen for the kids.
It's been so warm/hot here this spring that the outdoor play has begun. It's always a challenge for us when the kids get back from school because it's late afternoon and the bugs start coming out, but they really want to play so we slap on the bug spray and let them go. Of late, A is really happy with collecting - anything from flowers to acorns to shells.