Friday, August 31, 2012

Of all things....a Grain Sack Dog Bed Slipcover

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

I was contacted about a week ago by a guy who requested a grain sack dog bed slipcover.  He wanted it to be handmade for his very special dog.

Not something I can say I have ever done before.  But I am certainly grateful for the work.  This was a rescue dog.  The customer sent me pictures of the dog on the day they got him and then another one at the one month mark.  The difference was astounding.  You could literally see that this dog had some very loving and attentive people taking care of him.  

I decided to stitch his name on a small label.

So nice to see people step us and rescue a dog like that.  

I wish I had an insert so I could show you what it will really look like.  It was fun to make!

Enjoy the long weekend everyone!


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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

First Day of School.......and a Few New Items in the Shop

We have had a wonderful summer!  We spent time with our family and friends.  The girls loved every camp they attended.  And they were even excited to start school this morning.  I make a daily effort to be cognizant of how extremely blessed we are.  I hope that I do not lose sight of how fortunate we are to be healthy, have a wonderful loving family, and a great community of friends and neighbors. 

We have been away quite a bit during the last few weeks which is why I have been absent from the blogging world.  As much as I was not ready to return from vacation, I was happily surprised to find this gorgeous canister set awaiting me!  It took all of my strength to list it in the store.  (You know how tough it is for me to part with most of the items that I find or create :)).

I like how unique it is.  I also love blue and orange together as well as anything adorned with polka dots.  

I also added these two grain sack body pillows.  The red one sold immediately and I just listed the blue one last night.  I like them because you do not see them everywhere.  

I find the juxtaposition between the stark, soft white linen and the almost rough and rustic feel of the grain sack to be interesting.    

I wish you all a wonderful last few weeks of summer. 



Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Snow on the Mountain

Bonjour!  I am enamored of antique enamelware.  I am especially fond of body pitchers and canister sets.  

This particular style or pattern is called chicken wire or som, standing for snow on the mountain.  

I love the texture which you can sort of see on the pitcher below.

This photo was taken in the Presidio, about three blocks from where we live.  You can see Alcatraz in the background.  

The canister set is available in my Etsy store.  

Such European charm.  

I don't usually buy yellow flowers.  However, I loved the way the petals have a bit of green on them.  

Enjoy the rest of your week!  

No snow on the mountain here :)