Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I'm In The Mood For Provence

I hope these aren't considered fighting words, but I have the best mother in the whole world. She is an amazing and inspiring woman and incredibly creative and talented. My only complaint is that she lives just far enough away that weekend sewing dates just aren't that practical.

So this is a surprise present for her, and because I can't keep a craft secret, I am now racing against time. I had to post about it but I do want it to be a surprise for her. So now, it really comes down to how often my mom checks this blog. It is up to fate and my mom's internet surfing habits.

I picked five different Provence style fabrics and am going to follow this simple quilt pattern from a lovely book that Lisa's mom gave me when I went to visit her in Ohio. I think it is going to be perfect for her family room.
And Mom, if you are reading this, you better act surprised ; )

Fabric Shopping In Buenos Aires - Part II

Although the garment district in BA was not quite what I expected and I sadly didn't have that much luck, the adventure was not in vain. This lovely stretch jersey was hiding in the corner and caught my eye right when I was about to leave the store. It is perfect for a summer dress. I haven't decided on what style I am going to go with but I am leaning towards designing something on my own. I'm so Project Runway.

Blogging My To-Do List

Last year, David and I had ourselves a good "Small Bedroom Weekend Challenge" where we redid our tiny second bedroom, making it into a functional office and tv room plus storage for all of my sewing materials. It was an amazing feat worthy of any design show on HGTV. We even scored an awesome desk, two gorgeous chairs and two bookshelves from a local vintage furniture store.

The chairs are great but the material covering the seat has seen better days. I have been patiently searching for the right material and thanks to Anna Maria Horner, my search is over. The fabric arrived last week and I can't wait for a free moment to recover these lovelies. I have never recovered a chair before so it should be a fun challenge.

So here are some "before" pictures of the chair and the new fabric. Nimbus the cat sold separately.