What a couple of years it has been! Since I moved to the lake full time (and also moved my business here) I've been making cushions nonstop. Of course it makes sense. We live at the lake and there are plenty of docks, porches and decks to furnish and refurnish as the cushions blow away,… Continue reading Anatomy of a Cushion
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
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
(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
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!
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
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
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.
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
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