Saturday, December 4, 2010

Nook Protective Pocket

New in my Etsy shop: The perfect accessory to carry your Nook. Currently sizes to fit Kindle and iPad are unavailable, but it's coming soon!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Just listed in my Etsy Shop

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fall Break 2010

We spent fall break in Niagara Falls, NY and what a great time of year to go. It was a little on the chilly side 50's, but a nice break from all the heat we've had this summer and fall.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Newly Stocked Etsy Shop

Come on over and see what I've been up to lately at my newly stocked Etsy shop.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Uppercase Living

Anyone placing an Uppercase Living order before Sept 25 will receive my 25% discount. Click on the link to the right of this post to view the catalog.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Pretty Papaw

Ava pretended to be a fairy and changed him into a princess so she started calling him her Pretty Papaw. He wanted to be changed into a handsome prince, but she flat out refused to changed him back into a man. I think he embraced it. He was a pretty handsome fellow though. I sure do miss my Papaw, but he's with grandma now and happy again.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010

More Vintage Inspiration

I have yet to make one of these dresses, but I can't wait to get started. My fav is the one on the right.

My grandma had a large selection of rick rack and this is what is left of it. I wish we could still buy it for 19 cents a piece. This dress is made from an old bed sheet that I found at a thrift store for 2.00. I used this pattern and I love the whole "housewivey" feel of this dress.

Grandma would've been proud.

Friday, July 30, 2010

I HEART Vintage

I have an obsession with all things vintage. I have often thought how neat it would have been to grow up in the 40 and 50's. To be part of an era when kids stayed out all day (either working in the field or playing in the creek down the dirt road) until momma made them come in to wash up for supper. There would be fresh cut tomatoes on the table with nearly every meal and we'd listen to radio shows at night (if we were fortunate enough to have a radio). We'd go to bed and leave the front door and all the windows open at night and the only noise would be the sound of crickets. The children would never wake up from nightmares or worries of some psychopath breaking in and shooting them up because that just never happened and besides, if it did, daddy would stop them in their tracks. Well, back to the reality of 2010. Since I can't time travel, I guess I'll just have to enjoy all things vintage through hand me downs, thrift and antique stores and reproductions.

Vintage trims that I inherited from my great-grandmother. I love them all so much, even the ones covered in stains. I can just picture her spilling her morning coffee all over it.

Vintage inspired hair clip/broche that I made.
Here I used some of grandmas lace on a pair of bloomers.

The lace on these bloomers isn't really vintage, but I love the look.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Crafters Crafting Room

This is a craft room that I LOVE. It belongs to a dear friend of mine and I know it will be used alot. She has so many beautiful ideas floating around in her mind and a husband that can bring them all to life.
I'm so proud of this curtain. I almost couldn't believe that I made it when I saw it hanging there.
I also made the pillows and a seat cushion for this little bench but haven't been back to take a finished picture with the cushion. Look for more photos in the future.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Camera Strap

Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Skirt Refashion

I went GW shopping with my mother-in-law a few weeks back and saw this cute little skirt. I thought it would be perfect for my eldest. Well it turned out too small for one daughter and way too big for the other.

Solution: Turn it into a sun dress

I cut the elastic waist out of it, machine smocked the top and added some straps from my scrap pile.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Just Some Dresses

This last one was made from a man's dress shirt that I bought at the GW for $2.