Tuesday, January 26, 2010


My balancing act continues….  Since I am watching baby Brooklyn now 3 days a week , I have to be so much more disciplined…not as much junking…..which means re-purposing many of my items and lots and lots of you guessed it…. sewing. 

I’ll be going to the barn this evening to try and finish up most of the major decorating, so that Wednesday evening and Thursday I can do all my “tweaking”.  The barn sale at Matildas Mouse starts Friday morning…gates open at 9:30 and barn doors fly open at 10:00 sharp!!

When I was on my trip to Arizona…the one where we had to rent the trailer to bring back all my finds..you know the one that I don’t bring up to the hubby often.. ha ha…

Well, I have this wonderful little shop where I get the most fabulous fabric.  As a matter of fact BALLARD DESIGNS carries this and the other fabric that I bought(pst , a little..secret, so you can’t tell….I pay just a tiny tiny fraction of BD price) so of course I had to buy a bolt of each…

This sweet ottoman I purchased in Arizona…you know the 1980’s moiré’ kind.  I painted the legs….


and made a slipcover for it


The fabric is a heavy linen and the pattern is a French script


So what else can I put this great fabric on….


How about these sweet French chairs…(Arizona trailer riders….)


So I added some charming little ballerina ties


Here’s a close-up before the ties were added..I think the ties ground it a little, don’t you?


A fun little pocket pillow


And two more pillows……….


Holy cow!   I still have so much fabric left that I find myself eyeing everything to see if I can give it a “do”….

I think I am so OCD that I am exhausting everyone in the house…..Including…..


Daisy, our 15 year old Golden, and chubby Mattie (the red baby) and Momma Kitty our Farrell (but,not so Farrell anymore) cat.  Night, night babies..hummm maybe I can “re-do”their bed??…OCD I tell ya!! ha ha

I’ll take some pictures for White Wednesday and some glimpses of the Valentine’s show for all of you.  Hope you’re having a great week so far!


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Girl!! You are as crazy as I am with the fleur-de-lis decals. I think my kitties were hiding under the bed for fear that I would try and put on on them!LOL
The material you are using is drop-dead-gorgeous. I want it, you hear me, I WANT IT!
Are yo going to tell us where to get it.

The little chairs are so precious, love that you call them, "Arizona Trailer Rider," love it!

I like the way you added the ruffle and the ties around the legs, very tres chic!

I think we creative types are all OCD!
Go ahead and cover the furry babies beds!!


Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Wow Girl you are talented! Love the fabric print and all you've done. Wish I could make it out to the barn sale, I know I'd find lots of goodies and have a blast with you girls. Please tell them all hello for me. Hope you all do well, T

The Feathered Nest said...

I am SO in love with that fabric!!!! I think I may dream of it...maybe I can track some down ~ just NOT at Ballards though, they're a little too steep for me. Your transformations are just gorgeous!!!! Keep on going, I'd love to see more! xxoo, Dawn

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Gale, I think being a Grandma has elevated your talent to a whole new level! Great stuff, girl! Love that fabric, someone else used it in another project and I felt in love with it!
Keep it up....

Deana Sidney said...

I love that fabric... where on earth did you find it???

Michelle said...

I can't sew, but I am in the same boat with a husband wondering why I'm hauling all this "junk" back with me, hahaha. But he always admits it looks great when I'm done : )

Beautiful work <3

Miss Gracie's House said...

That is great fabric...it just adds the punch! I'm like that, too...once I like something-then I *LOVE* it and everything gets the same treatment!
Have a great show...you sound *way* organized!

BellaRosa said...

That fabric you found is just beautiful...as are all the projects you did with it. You are very talented and I love seeing what new beauties you create! Besos, Rose

ps...I am in So Cal...how about even just a tiny lil clue where you found it :)

Lisa said...

Hi there,
You are the talk of blog land with your wonderful pillows and such. You are a very talented lady! I am new to your blog but you can be certain I am a new follower. I'm going to go sign up for your giveaway now. Lisa
PS Any chance of finding out where you got that amazing fabric? I'm sure everyone is asking.