Angela’s House, Your Eyes will be Gluttons

I’ve talked about my dear, sweet, kindred spirit friend, Angela often over the years.  She’s my yard sale partner, my thrifting buddy, our craft day teacher, my coffee table painter, my HELP-my-house-is-getting-photographed-and-I-need-someone-to-be-my-slave-and-keep-me-calm-friend, my conference roommate and confidant, my fellow conference speaker at Becoming.  She’s one of my closest friends and one of the most fearless, creative people I’ve ever met. She has no idea how much she inspires me.

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Embroidery Hoop Art

Lately I’ve been inspired by all the wooden hoop projects, feel free to pin the top image if you want to remember this post. If you want to pin individual projects simply click on the link and pin from the original source.  Thanks and happy hooping! bliss in a teacup ruffled via Ian Bicknell style […]

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How to Make a Rag Bag AKA Ragamuffin Bag

When I take this bag out, I get nothing but compliments on it.  I made it in about 12 minutes. Here’s what you need:: A thrift store bag with bamboo handles kind of like this: Strips of all types of coordinating fabric–I like stringy, imperfect textures, but I just used leftovers from my Ragamuffin Garland […]


Ahh, this is the final planned installment chronicling my love and devotion of Angela’s Painted Cottage, a vacation rental in the mountains of North Carolina that we stayed at a few weeks ago.   I can’t promise I’ll never talk about it again though.  Read part 1 The Painted Cottage, part 2 Good Bones vs Accessories, […]

How to Make a Slipcover for a Sectional

*This post has been pinned so often since it was first published in May of 2010, I wanted to add an updated photo of the sectional–after two years of wear with three boys and a husband the white slipcovers have held up better than I expected.  I opted for a fitted yet relaxed style of […]

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We Slipped at the Nest

…more to come, much much more than you will ever want to hear about.