Friday, December 30, 2011


It's been quite a year and as 2011 comes to a close, I am just really grateful that I made it through!  The changes I spoke of several posts back are manifesting themselves nicely.  I am in the process of deciding on a new name for what will turn out to be, I think, the biggest project of my life.  I had hoped to continue to do it from this blog, but it is so radically different from what I am doing now that it really does not make sense to do that.  I am hopeful that I will still do posts here, too, though my track record of late isn't very good.  As I said before, I will continue to sew and create for my clients' homes AND I will be writing.  

Make 2012 the best year of your life!!!

Friday, December 23, 2011


Wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a 
Joyous New Year!!!

Monday, December 5, 2011


Treat yourself to a look at Bella Rustica Market - weekly give-a-ways through Christmas and her signature burlap pillows are two for one for another week. Limited to stock on hand so hurry...

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Just when I put it out into the 'world' that I intend to start doing more writing, I seem to have frozen up.  Oh, there's a reason for it and, I promise, I will get to it one of these days.  That day is not today, however. 

 Today, I'll post about the crib skirt and bumpers I did recently.  Of course, they took me far longer that I would ever have thought possible.  That would be due to the fact that my brain is on a bit of a holiday.  
(More on that in a future post.) 
 I had an existing crib set to copy, so I didn't have to truly figure out how to make it.  It was very clever the way it was done, though, and how the bumper ties on.  It was one long 'cushion' with two loops on one end and ties on the other to make the rectangular shape. The skirt, welting and ties are of the same contrasting fabric.
   I made the bumper with a zipper that runs the entire length so that the inside 'pillows' can be removed and the bumper washed.
With as much trouble as this job gave me, I was very pleasantly surprised at how good it all turned out.

Another close-up of the ties attaching the bumper to the crib rails.

My client is having a boy in January and his new room is ready and waiting his much anticipated arrival.