Cushions, Slipcovers

Sleeper Sofa Makeover

Most of us have had a sofa sleeper at one point in our lives and maybe still do. They are handy for the extra sleeping option for overnight guests, especially for kids who don't mind that bar in the middle. We had a forest green sofa sleeper for years. It was comfortable as a sofa… Continue reading Sleeper Sofa Makeover

Cushions, Slipcovers

Striped Chair & Pattern Matching

This chair was a fun challenge.  I often have to ease my way into a chair....to get into the "zone".   I start this process by inspecting the fabric for flaws and design, making the cording, cutting the pieces for the chair, loading bobbins of thread, getting my tools gathered in the different work areas, writing… Continue reading Striped Chair & Pattern Matching

Cushions

Cushion Revival

Even in the midst of a pandemic (probably more so) we are looking around our house and noticing things we want to do to make them more cozy. Being confined to our homes has prompted us to jump start those "some day" projects into "now". Maria and her husband were well on there way to… Continue reading Cushion Revival

Cushions, Lakehouse

Bedroom Benches

I've had these Target benches for over ten years. They were first used as an ottoman in our first lakehouse and then as ottomans in our current lake house. As with most of my furniture, they made the rounds to different rooms when I got the itch to move things around. They would eventually make… Continue reading Bedroom Benches

Lakehouse

I Will Plant (& Transplant) You a Lilac Tree

One of the bright spots in maintaining social distancing, is that I've been able to spend the last month at our lakehouse. For the last several years we have not stayed put in one house for that long. We are used to packing up every weekend and going back and forth from a townhome in… Continue reading I Will Plant (& Transplant) You a Lilac Tree

Crafty Things, family

Easter Hoppenings

Happy Easter! We almost always celebrate Easter with at least one of our kids, but this year no one will be going anywhere. It will be just the two of us.  Easter will still be celebrated but in a slightly different way. We will attend Easter Mass from the comfort of our home and make… Continue reading Easter Hoppenings

Cushions, Slipcovers

Special Delivery (A Tale of Two Chairs)

Well, this was a first (and hopefully the last) type of experience in delivering a finished slipcover. With the Coronavirus on the rise, the "normal" way of doing business suddenly got turned on it's head and forced us all to look at our processes a little differently. More on that later, but now on to… Continue reading Special Delivery (A Tale of Two Chairs)

Lakehouse, Organization, Slipcovers

He Shed…She Shed

When we bought our lake house three years ago, the room above the garage was filled with all of our Christmas decorations, water toys, and stuff we just needed to go through and purge.  It was pretty much out of sight, out of mind. Our goal was always to have a space that I could… Continue reading He Shed…She Shed

Cushions, Slipcovers

Cushions: Fit, Foam & Fabric (Are You Ready for Spring?)

Winter is pretty much behind us, with the exception of a few days here and there that seem to remind us that it has technically a few more days left.  But the warm days forecasted in the future and the calendar officially turning to March certainly has us all thinking about getting ready for outdoor… Continue reading Cushions: Fit, Foam & Fabric (Are You Ready for Spring?)