Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Most of you know about my passion for textiles, fabrics, quilts, needlepoint's, tapestries, weaving, knitting, crocheting, macrame. Old fabrics as well as new. Floral prints, geometric prints, checks, plaids, stripes, toiles, chenille's, mate lases, linen, cotton, wool and silk. I love it all! But lately I have really missed fabricating with these elements myself. I am so inspired by creative Internet sites from Country Home and Country Living magazines and from a shop in New York named Purl Soho.
In the past I have made several slipcovers. One actually became rather famous! My skitzo chair (so named for it's use of 4 different fabrics) seen here with Hattie Mae sitting in it. This chair has been seen in Better Homes and Gardens magazine Jan 1996 ( oh my gosh is it that old!), Better Homes and Gardens New Decorating book and Better Homes and Gardens Flea Market Decorating. I slipcovered this chair with a combination of vintage and new fabrics.
This white wing chair is slipcovered in a white on white quilt purchased from TJ Max. The more it's washed the better it gets.
The ottomans are a combination of leftover fabric scraps that as so practical and washable, you know good for feet!
So the creativity is flowing again through fabric. This feeds my tactile and visual sense.
Call or email for prices on slipcovering something for your home or cottage.

Monday, November 3, 2008


Dan & I moved into a new antique mall today in Williamston & I thought you might like to see a few photos of the booth. It is a work in progress and a fun new opportunity. It is a different market for us and allows for another creative outlet. This is something that we really enjoy doing together. Dan is so great at the furniture - finding it, repairing it ( hauling it!), as well as the architectural pieces. I mostly do the "smalls" as they call then in the business. Accessories, lamps, rugs, china, textiles and now Christmas. Over the summer I found a lot of wonderful old Christmas decorations. So the next time you are heading to the east side of the state take few minutes ( OK it could take hours!) to get off at the Williamston exit just east of Lansing and Okemos and stop in at the mall. It is right off of the highway. Watch for the signs. Happy treasure hunting!

Youth Watercolor Painting Class

I have just started teaching a youth watercolor painting class at Kendal College of Art & Design. It is a Saturday class with students from the age of 6 through 10 years old. These are some of the most adorable kids that I have ever experienced! There is something so amazing about these children and their enthusiasm about art and learning. They tackle each assignment with such earnestness and are so joyful about what they create. They all have so much fun with what they are doing. It was fascinating to watch them all interact with each other at break time. When prior to that day they were all strangers. But they all came together with the universal language of play. So as you can see I am pretty crazy about teaching this class. I hope to share more photos later of their work.