Monday, January 31, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
We purchased our dining room set two years ago second hand after going and looking at the prices of new sets (some places it was over $1000 just for a hutch). I like the set, but have been wanting to reupholster the chairs ever since we got it. The old fabric (left side) was really not my style, plus a couple of them had small stains. We ended up reupholstering with a blue shiny fabric- and since I love blue, I love the new chairs. Both of our parents had reupholsterd items before, and with their knowledge and tutorials we found online, everyone says to staple down the middle of the bottom and top first. We tried it like this, but found it really hard to line up the new pattern accross the bottom, so in the end we staple all of bottom down and work from there. The tensions seemed to work out, and it got the bottom lined up perfectly.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
I just finished making these cute baby booties (pattern is from Hook Candy). I've made them before in different colors (see older posts) but love the pink. They take a little while to finish, but at every shower I've given them at, everyone has really been wowed.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
I decided to try this pattern for "Adult Mary Jane Skimmers" from Hook Candy Crochet after making the baby-sized Mary Janes. The slippers come out nice (they look wierd in the pic but look much better on), but these were a bit small for me. I ended up giving them to a friend who has smaller feet.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Last year for my dads birthday, my family went to a Nanci Griffith concert at Berkley in Boston, and Liz Longley opened for her. I love the sound of her voice, her songs and the fact that she actually writes them herself. Theres not much on YouTube of her (including my favorite song- "Shes Beautiful") but if shes ever in your area, check her out!