are ya done yet??

Because I love what do soo much I find that tend to "collect" awesome pieces of furniture and fabric for myself with the best of intentions to work my magic on them. The problem is, while am good at scouting them out, purchasing and keeping them "safe", I tend to doddle when it comes time to actually making them.. Not because I don't want to do them, more like because I am burned out by the time I can get to them. Well, luckily for me I have had a few months off to move my family and get organized (again, best intentions here..) and focus on my family and my projects and it has been great! My husband, bless his beautiful hyde had been giving me a hard time in regards to two awesome swivel rockers i bought a few years back because I have yet to slipcover them. I can't imagine why he'd care soo much?? I mean, this color is pretty much on trend..

I mean, how great are they? Sure I got around to slipcovering one of them a year or two ago in a drop cloth, but never finished the other one…

Finishing one bought me some time from the husbands "nagging" which is kind of funny because he is a man. The other one stayed in the basement…no need to rush things. Lol! Anyways, when we moved to St. George we were hit with the reality of no basement! What??!! I never really appreciated how great a basement is, unfinished or finished. It was a place to keep all the crap you did not want to deal with. Well folks, I had to face my demons..I could no longer hide form A.both swivel rockers and B. the fact that one was covered and the other one was not. And of course, what was the first thing my husband said to me when we got a little settled? "Hey, so you should probably finished what you've started.. huh?" Boo!!! but he was right! I hate that! As I picked my slightly injured ego up I remembered that I had bought about 15 yards of Magnolia Home Java Pewter Ikat fabric. Awesome, right?! Well, I had actually bought the fabric for another project of mine that is still waiting.. (I may have a problem..) But it went great with the new house, it was washed and I had just enough. I mean there was not one extra piece left over! So i got to work!

Here is what these ugly betties look like now!

All I can say is "Thank you!" to my big beautiful man child for pestering me to get these done! I love how they turned out!!! I can't wait for the rest of my furniture to arrive so I can put things in place but until then I have a few more things to slipcover… And then I can finally know that he will not bug the crap out me to get stuff done! Its the worst.

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Snow in paradise

So… it snowed here in St. George. NOt a little skiff of snow, like 6-8" of snow! Now to us, this is a pretty typical snow storm, but to this little town, not even close! It never snows here, and if it does its gone pretty quick and warms back up. People who have lived here all their lives have said they have never seen anything like this! They literally had to shut down the town because they have no snow removal equipment. period. We live up on Foremaster Ridge, there are access 3 roads to us, 2 of the 3 were completely closed all day and the other was SUPER sketchy! Our church was canceled Sunday due to the snow. So naturally I became a hermit with my kids and did not leave the house all weekend… but I did get a lot of things done! the most important was building a snow man of course! Thank goodness I brought all their snow clothes down when we moved…

We had about an hour break in the storm where we could get out and play. This was right before we got pounded by the snow. The kids had soo much fun!They were worried they would not see snow this Christmas. Well kids, problem solved!

A few days before the storm I stopped in at the good old DI (Deseret Industries) after dropping Oakley off at school just to see what kind of stuff they may have. When I found the furniture area I was pleasantly surprised, they had some pretty good stuff that was not complete garbage. And then I saw this….

This I had to have!! I had to snatch it up real quick before the elderly shoppers had a chance to take it back (if you know what I mean..) How great is this chair?! I mean how could you not want a pink wing back chair with a duck pillow head rest??? The last time I was in Orem I stopped in at Home fabrics and picked up 6 years of grey ticking stripe. It was perfect for this chair! I had exactly enough fabric. No joke, there is nothing but scraps left but she is a beauty!!!

Not only is the the coolest chair, but it fits perfectly next to the "Jesus nook"! It was the perfect activity for me to do while we were snowed in.

I have also been trying to figure out my master bedroom. I sold all my bedding and needed to get something put together. It was driving me nuts! So I whipped up a ruffled bed skirt and curtains during the "extended" snow weekend and yesterday found the perfect quilt for my bed! So naturally I had to make 7 pillows out of the perfect fabric I have been hoping to use for forever! I made 3 euro shams with ruffles, 2 king pillows, a 20x26 pillow with piping, 2 20x20 pillows out of scraps from a few other slipcovers and a big bolster! I love LOVE how it turned out. I especially love how all the pillows are down and squishy! I look at it and just want to curl up and take a nap! I have yet to hang the curtains because I need to make a stop at IKEA over Christmas and get my hardware. ( I am super cheap and refuse to spend $100+ on a curtain rod when I can get it IKEA for $5!) What do you think?

Once I get everything finished and put together I'll show you the finished product!

If you are in need of slipcover hit me up!! until then I am getting all my stuff done that has been needing to get done for a LONG time!!

I am back!

I do realize I have been MIA for a month or two.. but things are starting to settle down and get back to normal! Let me recap the last few months for you.

Remember our rental house sold so we had to move. again. well, my husband had an awesome work opportunity come up in St. George and since we were homeless we jumped all in! Thats right, we moved our family down to St. George, bought a house and have been trying to settle in since the beginning of November… Oh, and we went to hawaii for a 10 days a week after we moved down to St. George! Soo much fun!! We went to Kona and stayed in the Fairmont Orchid resort, but in a house. My family LOVES this vacation. we do absolutely NOTHING and enjoy every second of it! Next year we may try to stay for 2 weeks.. Each year we go we add an extra day or two.. I mean, how could you not?? Here are some pics of our trip!

We had soo much fun! Thanks to my wonderful parents for giving us yet another awesome early Christmas gift!!!

On anther note, my baby boy turned 7 years old yesterday!!! Where did the time go??

Oh how I love this boy soo much! He is such good kid, super smart and a great big brother. We sure lucked out with this one.

I am slowly getting back to work.. I am still servicing my clients up "north" so don't hesitate to contact me! I just finished up a bunch of patio cushions for a client and hauled them up with me when we came for Thanksgiving.. It can be done!!! I will be up again during the Christmas break and have a few fittings on the schedule already. So if you have something you want done and think you can get fabric in time, like by Dec 21st, I can schedule a fitting while I am there. I am excited to have some time to get some of my furniture slipcovered. I'll keep you posted! I am starting up again in January, so hit me up if you are needing anything done!

Big changes!!

My little family's life has been super crazy for the past 3 weeks. If you remember right, we are getting "kicked" out of our rental on THIS Friday! We had a place lined up to go that was going to be perfect for us for the next year until we really figured out what we wanted to do and where we wanted to be.. It was perfect. Problem solved.

So follow me a few weeks back.. It was the in the first week of October that we got the news that the rental sold and we had less than 25 days to get the heck out. Sweet. Thats when I went into panic mode to find another house that would take our little family in plus Buba. Remember we have a dog. The "Landlord" world frowns upon that.. Oh and remember how I have a ginormous cutting table and make slipcovers for clients? Ya I needed a space for that too. We we ended up finding the perfect place that allowed the kids to stay in their schools and life would resume..

My husband is a landscaper and winter months are a toss up.. if it snows, great, there is work, if not, you basically do Christmas lights and thats about it.. So Conference weekend he headed down to St. George to go and see if he could pull a few landscape install jobs to keep busy thru the winter months. Well, the heaven must have opened up because he was presented with an opportunity to not only work thru the winter but to grow his company in St. George! so great, but...we would likely need to move down there to get things set up, going and running smooth.

Well folks. all i can say is that a large number of doors have been opened up to us in such a short period of time I still am having to pinch myself to believe it is real!! I am talking about finding work, finding a place to live, finding a place for my horse and having the opportunity to keep working my little slipcover business! Its crazy! all I can say is our prayers have been answered in a way we never thought, but when you have these blessings presented to you, you run and take them! We are super excited for our little adventure!

But dont you worry for those here in SL and Utah county. I am still going to be doing work for my client and new clients up "north". I will be scheduling loads that I can come up an get for clients who are ready with fabric every month and haul them back with me and bust them out and then bring them back! We will be back and forth anyways because my husband business will continue to run here in Utah County. I am super excited about this new little adventure and the opportunity to expand into Washington County. So please continue to contact me for slipcovers and other projects! I am just a stone's throw away!!

I am cleaning house!!!

So I need to get rid of a bunch of furniture, home decor and fabric scraps in 2 weeks... So.  If any of this catches your eye, let me know!!!
Z gallery couch and love seat $500

Twin bed with matching bedding, mattress box spring and frame $300
White refinished dresser $100
Cream sideboard $200 black coffee table with drawer $75 pair of ikea dressers $100
Wall decor $30 tall red cabinet $200 black entry bench $100
Large painting $100 large clock $50 pair of framed art $100 magazine rack $30
Whirlpool Duet sport ht washer dryer. With pedestles $500 but you have to bring enough help to get them and laid them!  We also have s ping ping table for $75 and a bunch of home decor, Christmas garlands and fabric scraps!  Email or text me 801-208-5531. It all has to be gone by the 25th!!!!

I got 99 problems but a stitch aint one..

I promise I have not become a sewing recluse.. Actually I have been quite busy sewing. Just not slipcovers... Which really could not have come at a better time. "Why?" you may ask. Well, this little lady right here says it best...

I feel like she looks!! As my 3 followers may know, we sold our home in July and have been living in a super awesome rental since August. The rental we have been living in has been on and off the market for the past 4 years. The last family rented it for 4 years with no problem my friend's sister-in-law). Of course, while living here they built their dream home
Its amazing!! If you get house envy, DONT follow the link to see every square inch of the inside... It will make you mad... But seriously, amazing!

Anyways, we found ourselves not as lucky as my friend's sister-in-law who lived here before us. After spending only 2 months here the house went under contract. um... are you serious??!! Yes, we knew the house was for sale, but everyone we talked to said we should be fine for at least 6 months. Well folks. we gambled and lost. We have to be out of the house by October 25th. Like in 2 weeks. Now kindly refer back to my lady above... That explains my thoughts exactly! Lol!

So now we are on to bigger and better adventures... I hope..but hey, a few wise men once told me, "Hey, it is what it is.." So carry on I shall.

So this my friends is how I coped with this past week. I shifted gears a little and tackled a few extra panels for some massive drapes and figuring out a million angles for a monster window seat cushion. As well as some pillows for a few different clients.. It kept my mind from going crazy!! Here are the bag a$# drapes I made that keep my friend for starring into their backyard neighbors yard who happen to be hoarders..

and dont forget about her monster window seat and mud room bench..

pretty great? right!? They turned out soo great and the angles turned out perfect! These were made sight unseen...My head hurt really bad after I finished! She also sent me a picture of one of the chairs I redid for her last year

I also knocked out a few pillows for another client of mine. I did her nursery bedding, drapes, bench cushion and valence last year for her two daughter's rooms. We just added a few new pillows this time. They look so great all together!

Now my friends, I am going to pack my little family up and head to St. George for the weekend to escape our reality! I am going to enjoy it very much!


First off, how do you like the new blog?? Cause I sure do love it!! Carrie over at Carrie Loves Design did an awesome job. thanks a million! Anad thanks to all my followers (all 4 of you) for making the move with me. XXooXOxox

My super good friend and AMAZING hair stylist brought me 2 wing chairs she found on ksl to get some new threads.. When I started to take measurements on these bad boys i could not stop sneezing and itching... It looked as tho the previous owner allowed their cats to rest, scratch and live on these chairs.. did I mention I am allergic to cats... Its cool, I worked thru it sneezing and itching all along the way. My husband and I are huge Will Ferrell fans, especially on SNL. Anyone one remember "Harry Carey" and Whiskers?

During this bit he kept saying, "Thats why my friends call me Whiskers. Because I am curious like a cat!" He had no rhyme or reason as to why he kept saying it.. Too funny! You should go watch it if you think I am crazy.. Its pretty money!

Anyways, while I was working on them my husband would tease me because I kept sneezing over and over again! He now calls me Wiskers... great.. another nickname..

Anyways, did mention how cool my friend is?? Um.. she is the bomb! She decided to do drop cloth but she gave me the reins to have some fun with them! I had a black ticking stripe fabric left over from another project and it was just enough, I mean inches, to do the piping out of it. Her inspiration for these chairs was the infamous yellow bird chair i did for Bijou Market. She love LOVED it! But that fabric is pricey.. So this was the next best thing! This is what the chairs looked like before..

Remember when mauve was in?? Check them out now!! Amazing!

Amazing! Right?! I love how a pop of ticking stripe can add soo much to the drop cloth! I cant wait to see them in her cute house! It makes me sneeze just thinking about it!

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