Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wednesday's Wonders 3.31.10 Spring Flowers

Spring flowers are hear and full of color! Here are some great Etsy finds for this week's Wednesday's Wonders! Cheers!

1. RainburstEmbroidery
2. PopulationOne
3. PetalMix
4. Marang97

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Not your typical.....

I wanted to show you that my pins and brooches aren't your typical. Yes, you can wear them as always, on your lapel. But these can be worn and placed in so many fun places!! Just take a look!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wednesday's Wonders 3.24.10 Family Quilts

Here are this week's Wednesday's Wonders - Quilts full of texture, movement, and color! And the best of all - these were created by my mom, grandmothers and myself. The above quilt is my second, and still unfinished....

I hope you enjoy!

A 3 generational quilt by my grandmother, mom and myself.

My first quilt ever made from my old pairs of jeans.

An old family quilt made from old corduroy and crocheted together. You can't find corduroy like that anymore!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

How To - Re-cover a chair seat

A while back I mentioned I was looking for old chairs for our place. I have found a couple and at great prices - $5 for 3 chairs!! Now the job of recovering and spiffing them up has begun. Here's is how I revamped the first one ~

Before & After:

Tools Needed:
Screw Driver - Flat head
Screw Gun
Wire Cutters
Staple Gun

Sturdy Chair that needs love
Extra batting
Upholstery Foam

Step 1 - Remove seat from chair frame. Turn your chair over and there will most likely be several screws to remove. Set chair frame and screws aside. (If you want to refinish or paint your chair frame, this would be a good time to do it.)

Step 2 - Remove seat cover. Flip seat upside down and remove staples. Remove fabric cover and foam.
Step 3 - Asses the condition of the foam and seat board. Mine wasn't too bad so I kept them. But the fabric cover had to go!

Step 4 - Cut your new cover, batting and foam. I made my new cover from an old pair of jeans. I also added 2 layers of extra batting to cushion the seat a bit more. Again, my existing foam was usable so I kept that. Cut the batting about an inch larger than the seat board. Your new fabric cover should be about 3 inches larger all around than the seat board. The foam is about an inch larger than the seat board.

Step 5 - Staple new cover to seat board. You should now have all your materials stacked. Lay your new cover wrong side up on your table or work space. Lay your batting in the center of your seat cover. Lay the upholstery foam next and then your seat board. You should be looking at the bottom of the seat board. Pull the fabric cover over an edge and staple a few times to hold. Work on opposite side the same way. I stapled a few times and kept going back and forth to different sides to make sure I was pulling straight and even. Work all the way around until you only have the corners left.

Step 5 - Tuck and fold corners. The corners may become a little bulky depending on the thickness of fabric used. Fold and continue to staple the corners until the fabric cover is completely attached. Trim any extra fabric.

Step 6 - Re-attach seat to chair frame and ENJOY!!

**This is my first tutorial and how-to. If anything is confusing or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!! Thanks!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

It's My Birthday!!

Happy Birthday!!

Happy Obscura Day!

Happy Spring!

Happy Quilting Day!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Final Tally

I know it's taken me awhile, I do apologize. Here is the final total on the Cancer Awareness Fundraiser in memory of my sister-in-law Karie.

Total sales from my Etsy shop: $255
Direct donations: $100

Grand total: $355

Thank you to everyone that helped and participated! Donations to the American Cancer Society and the Indiana University Foundation are being sent out as I type this. Keep in mind that the Karie Karnations are still available and sales from that flower will continue to be donated.

We miss you Karie.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Wednesday's Wonders - 3.17.10 - St. Patrick's Day

Go grab your green beer, shamrocks and top hats! It's time to paint the day green! Here are some green wonders just in time for the spring flowers to start popping out. Top 'o the morning!!

Friday, March 12, 2010


I have to appologize for my lack of posts. Life happens and it gets hard to sit down at the computer. Since I've been slacking, I put together a few fun slacks from Etsy to enjoy! Cheers!

Friday, March 5, 2010


You can now find me in Albuquerque!! TrendBenderz, located inside of Divine Hair Design, carries wonderful, unique, handmade accessories, vintage clothes, paintings, and so much more!! If you are in the area please stop in and say hi!

311 Gold Avenue SW, Abluquerque, NM 87102

Monday, March 1, 2010

March = Celebrations!!

So much to celebrate in March - birthdays, warmer weather, first day of spring, buds on the trees, St. Patrick's Day and so much more! I am so looking forward to this month! What are you looking forward to??

Wednesday's Wonders 3.3.10 Manipulating Fiber Etsy Style

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. - Albert Einstein

Today's inspiration comes from the great creations found on Etsy and the manipulation of fabric. How it can be changed, twisted, folded, sewn, and cut.

1. FrillsandFrey
2. SecretSnowbird
3. Jannadudley
4. ingermaaike
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