Cushions, Lakehouse, pillows

Porch Swings

Aww, the beloved porch swing. Like the one in one of my favorite movies, The Notebook, it is a place to wait, contemplate, to sleep, to converse, to relax, sip lemonade or coffee, to dream or watch. Scene from "The Notebook" Did you know that porch swings have been around since the middle of the… Continue reading Porch Swings

upholstery

Photo Inspiration: Upholstered Ottoman

A long time client of mine reached out to see if could make her vision come to life. She had the picture, the fabric picked out and the faith in me and my blossoming interest in upholstery to get it done. So on one of my trips to northern Virginia, I picked up the ottoman,… Continue reading Photo Inspiration: Upholstered Ottoman

family

A Mother’s Day Reflection

(May 2021) I wrote this blog a year ago but realized I never posted it probably because the Pandemic was just taking hold and I wasn’t feeling it with the uncertainty of everything. So here we are a year later and still dealing with the virus but things are looking optimistic. Here is a look… Continue reading A Mother’s Day Reflection

Lakehouse, upholstery

Upholstery Is No Joke!

I finally completed my first true re-upholstery project and I can tell you I have a new appreciation for upholsterers. It is no joke! As a professional slipcover maker, there is a certain amount of physical labor that goes into it. You are bending, stretching, on the floor, taking the cover on and off, tucking… Continue reading Upholstery Is No Joke!

family, Food

Homemade Caramel Rolls

Some traditions are special enough to be part of more than one holiday. Caramel rolls are one of those, being requested for our Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas get-together. Making these caramel rolls, however, does take some time and preplanning in some cases. Though you can certainly use homemade bread dough to make the cinnamon rolls,… Continue reading Homemade Caramel Rolls

Creative Things, pillows

Reimagining Vintage Heirlooms

The last job of the year is delivered, the house is decorated and cleaned, and the presents are wrapped. I finally had a few days before Christmas to get to some of the projects that I have been wanting to get to for some time. The first project “redo” was this “vintage” crossstitched snowflake blanket… Continue reading Reimagining Vintage Heirlooms

Cushions, Slipcovers

A Modern Update on an Old Swivel Rocker

This client looked beyond the color and fabric on this sturdy swivel rocker that still had a little life left in her. She just needed a vision, some new fabric, a new dress and a new home. Check out what design details we added and changed to modernize this chair.

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