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Making Pillows with Vintage Fabric

Hello there! What a day! I was so excited about yesterday’s monogrammed pillow creation, that I got to thinking about all the different fabric options that I could use to make soft, feminine, dare I say “shabby chic” pillow covers. I think I’ve unleashed a sleeping giant! Watch out! As I was combing the treasures […]

The Box Arrived!

Hi there!, Life is finally getting back to normal, after having been gone for two weeks. What’s better then getting a package in the mail? Shortly before leaving for Italy, the shipment from my New York shopping adventure arrived. So I thought I would share it with you, my shopping buds! First of all I […]

Milano In Color!

Day 13 in Milan: Another thrill-packed day! Our trip is coming to a close and I’ll be happy to be back home. I hear that Wonder Dog has stayed by the front door, waiting for his momma! Our day started early, leaving for the train in the rain. It poured all night long and thankfully […]

New Custom Pillow Series, Honoring “Tangerine Tango”, Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2012

In honor of Pantone’s Color of the Year, for 2012, (yes, I’m a bit late on this!) Tangerine Tango, I thought it would be appropriate to start my series of custom pillows for the year in just such a color palette.

Dressing Up a Plain Pillow, Jacket, Scarf…

Hello my dear, In between customers today, at Veranda, I made these crazy fabric flowers. I made a prototype out of some scrap material and think they’d look especially cute in some bolder, summer fabrics. My first effort turned out larger than I’d like. I started with pieces of fabric, cut in airplane propeller shapes. […]

How to Add “Poof” to a Cushion

Hello again! Thanks so much for stopping by! On a recent buying trip, I found this cute little foot stool, that someone had carefully recovered! The only trouble was, that it was missing its “poof”! There’s a simple fix, for poof-less foot stools or chair seats, covered in fabric. As you can see, in the […]

More New Pillow Fabric & Lunch at The Breakers

With just two days left in South Florida, the sky is clear and it should reach 80 today! Pretty nice! I’m ready to get back home soon,to work on some projects. I hear Annie Sloan calling my name and am going to work with her gorgeous red color, for starters. Emperors Silk, I believe she […]

Trend Watch: Otomi Fabric Has Gone Wild

I have been hearing and seeing so much talk lately about Otomi fabric. While I had seen the pattern, I didn’t even know it’s name, until now. It’s finally getting the recognition it should! It’s timeless and simply beautiful. I found Jane at Empress of the Eye, talking about hand-stitched Otami recently on her blog, […]

Pillow Love

Since my pillow addiction seems to be growing more serious, I’ll soon be adding an on-line pillow shop to my blog! My tech wizard, Ann Marie, is going to start the process next week and I’m so excited! Pillows will be available as simply a cover, if you have your own inserts, or with poly […]

My Pillow’s Famous!

Well, I guess my Kravet designer fabric pillow isn’t an actual “celebrity”, but the fabric was featured on this month’s “House Beautiful”! My pillows are available for photographs, if any of you paparazzi want to stop by, Thursday through Sunday, at Veranda! I think this fabric would mix well with… And even… What do you […]

I’ve Moved Into Veranda Antiques!

It’s official! I’ve moved into my very own room at the Veranda Antique cottage, in Carmichael! The last week has been pretty much non-stop, making all the finishing touches and I’ve had the time of my life! Many of you live outside of the area, so I wanted to show you my little “slice of […]