Upcycled Clothing: Dress to Denim Jacket

I’m really excited to share this project with you:  a cropped denim jacket that was the invention of my daughter, Endeavor. Let me begin by saying, I’m really lucky to have a daughter like Endeavor.  She’s a delight, and I just enjoy her more and more every day.  As she’s grown, I’ve been thrilled to […]

Introducing…The Salty Pineapple

Last week I had the chance to attend the Altitude Design Summit.  I went there to gain skills and meet clients for my business, Windmill Words.  But the fun side benefit was that I had the opportunity to meet some great people and discover their blogs! For the next few weeks, I want to let […]

True Confessions: My Sewing Room

Remember when I told you I was redoing my sewing room? {crickets chirping} Really?  You don’t?  That could possibly be because I made that declaration over a year ago.  Oh dear. I told you all of my good intentions for that room here.  I even provided an oh-so-charming “inspiration board” for the so-called Aqua Poppy […]

Ribbon Trimmed Canvas Curtains

Earlier this week, I showed you how I made several things to insert bright colors and a fun pattern into my otherwise neutral décor.  Remember how that valance was originally a tablecloth?  It was a pretty big tablecloth, but after two pillows and a long valance, I was starting to run low on snowflake fabric. […]

Canvas Pillow Cover

I’m showing off some of my winter projects, this week.  Yesterday was all about my cheery snowflake tablecloth that found a few new things to cover.  Did you notice the pillow that was being propped up by some of those snowflakes? This lovely canvas number was another one of my snow day sewing projects.  I’ll […]

Slip it under the Table

This post is like opening my underwear drawer.  Is there anyone else who has places in their house, like this, that just seem to collect stuff?  Tell me I’m not alone. Tell me that your children come home from school and dump their backpacks on the floor and run away, too. Maybe yours don’t.  Maybe […]

My Slip is Showing!

Got your attention, didn’t I? I now present….the slipcover project!  There is a corner of my family room that needs a chair.  Not wants a chair, needs a chair.  Otherwise, it is just a strangely empty corner that throws the balance of the whole room.  Because I’m too cheap to actually spend money on furniture […]

I'm Slipping

Okay, I apologize in advance for the woeful lack of pictures.  Camera shopping has begun.  I’ve found the one I want, now I just have to make the Bionic Man think it’s the one he wants, too.  But I’m just about ready to bust my buttons, here, so I had to share–pictures or no pictures!  […]