July 2011

Slate Cheese Serving Tray (tutorial)

by ilene on July 27, 2011 · 5 comments

in tutorial

Hi! My vintage state shirts were “freshly pressed” yesterday!!!   It was featured on the homepage of wordpress.com.  What a nice surprise! It’s been so fun reading all the new comments I’ve gotten!  Everyone’s so nice and encouraging! Welcome to all my new readers! I hope you enjoy my site and are inspired by something! I […]

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I love buttons!!  I collect them, especially the ones that are different and odd looking.  Buttons are so fun and whimsical.  Whenever there is a jar of vintage buttons at a fabric store, I can’t resist going through them and adding a bunch to my collection.  I don’t care if they don’t match, I love […]

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California here I come, right back where I started from, Where Bowers of flowers bloom in the sun. I haven’t been posting much this week because we are in California!! We flew down to LA after Chicago to visit my family and attend a beautiful wedding.  Now we are up north in the bay area […]

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When I think of summer, I think of SEERSUCKER.  I’m a sucker for seersucker, I just LOVE IT! There is something about this wrinkly,  striped fabric that makes me smile.  It has “summer” written all over it.  I read somewhere that the puckered texture of the fabric keeps it away from the skin so it’s […]

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For Isaac, Duke Class of 2032

by ilene on July 15, 2011 · 6 comments

in baby, sewing

My college roommate just gave birth to their second child!   Since she met her husband in college, I thought it was fitting to gift her with some Duke Blue Devil onesies.  (I made onesies similar to these before here.  For those onesies, I painted the Duke logo on with fabric paint.)  For these new onesies, […]

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