Thursday, June 30, 2011

Second Life Shopping...

This morning I went out with my 3 month old son Evan (we don't get out much at this age :)) to wash my car, go to the post office and Dunkin Donuts- had to have my fix of iced coffee for the day. :) While we were out I just HAD to stop by one of my favorite second hand shops called "Second Life". It was started for the sole purpose of supporting a Christian school in our area, so I feel good about buying things there knowing my money is going towards a good cause. Anyway, I found the cutest mirrors and I'm not sure where they are going just yet, but they are perfect. They were marked down because they were missing some of their "gems" but I can easily replace these or change the color of them all.
I need some ideas for what to do with them. I'm hoping to move soon, so maybe they could go on my new fireplace mantel or on a entryway table.

What can I always pays to make a quick stop at the second hand store...:)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Handprinted Fabric

I was looking today for ideas on designing my own fabric and came across a post at Design Sponge that gives a tutorial by Yellow Owl Workshop on how to hand stamp your own fabric. Has anyone tried this? Please tell me how it turned out for you. It is so cool and doesn't look too complicated, although DIY videos always seem to look so easy until you start doing it yourself, :) but I am going to try it! I will  post my new fabric when it's done- that is if it looks good enough...ha!

Monday, June 27, 2011


I have a giveaway going on at two different blogs! Increase your chances of winning....go to  and  to win this cover...

Good Luck!! :)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Fabric Resources

I often have people ask me where I get most of my fabric...the answer is...everywhere! I have spent countless hours browsing the web in search of new fabrics that I like. Here are a few of my favorites...

 These are outdoor fabrics from - a site based in Canada. If you live in the U.S., the shipping can get expensive, but they have great choices!

Next is - I buy most of my fabric from here because they have by far the best prices and shipping is FREE when your order is over $35. Here is the infamous and beautimous :) Robert Allen Dwell Studio they carry.

Lastly but definitely not least is


There are many others, these are just a few of my favorites.