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 […]


Bed Makeover!!

by ilene on July 25, 2011 · 4 comments

in jeff, sewing

Hi! I’m back from our apartment searching trip out in San Francisco! We tried our hardest to find a new home for us in the city but who knew the housing market out there is so competitive?!   After 6 days, we didn’t find a place so Jeff is staying out there a few more […]


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 […]


Do you guys remember this flower pillow I made? I wrote about it in my first ever blog post (click picture below to read the full post): I re-made it into this: (monogram pillow on the left tutorial here; I wrote about the dahlia pillow on the right here) A few weeks ago, while watching […]


Ring Bearer Pillow and Bowtie

by ilene on May 26, 2011 · 0 comments

in sewing, wedding

Some dear friends of ours celebrated their 10 year wedding anniversary with a vow renewalceremony at our church. They have 3 kids who were the “flower girls” and “ring bearer”. It was so cute!  (One of their daughters was actually the flower girl at our wedding last summer!) Their daughters walked down the aisle tossing […]