Monday, August 29, 2011


We had the annual ladies tea at church on Saturday.  As I prepared my table for tea I was quite surprised to see how it all came together.  I wanted to use what I had to make it pretty, so I found an extra large piece of gold-ish fabric I used for a previous clutch order.  I am not a super fan of gold, but I really thought it brought out the gold lined china nicely.  It was a little table this year which I quite liked, though it was hard to find an appropriate center piece.   I ended with with little centerpieces all around.  I LOVE having a reason to use my grandmother's china, teacups, and glasses!  I think she would be proud!

I was recently given some beautiful pieces of milk glass from a friend who was moving out of the area and trying to consolidate her home of 30 years.  I LOVE milk glass (as it is something my grandmother also collected), and these pieces are extraordinary!  I thought they would be the perfect addition to use for the food.  And there was a LOT of delicious food, and fantastic tea.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Getting Ready for Tea

Each year our church holds a Tea, and I like to host a table.  In effort to actually USE the fine china and delicate tea cups I inherited from my Grandmother, I like to host a table at the tea.  As I prepared my table decor I decided I needed napkins to match.  Unable to find some that I liked at the store, I decided to make them.  White Linen matches anything!

Getting ready for tea.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Tutorial for Ruffled Pillow

You have got to check out this wonderful tutorial for a ruffled pillow from Jones Design Company! 

This pillow is so much fun to make and adds a lot of great texture and dimension to the room!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

A Baby Quilt

I rarely have time to quilt, but recently put together a baby quilt for a dear friend who is having her first baby in October.  My quilter friend Chris helped me with the quilt last week and we had so much fun working together on this little quilt!
Thank you Chris for your help.  They LOVED this quilt!


So a part of making clutches is gluing the clutch to the metal frame.  This is not my favorite part of the process, but an essential part!  With 80-100 clutches on my back-log at any given time I do a LOT of gluing.  The heat of the summer makes gluing a bit challenging.  I have to glue either in the morning or the evening (if it cools off). 
The best part of the glue is going to the store to purchase it.  I finally found a store that sells the glue locally for a good price. When I go I typically purchase about 10 tubes at the same time which always brings strange looks from the clerk at the register. The last time I purchased glue, the clerk asked if I was at least 18.  I am not making Meth people!
My least favorite part of gluing is wearing a mask to keep from breathing the horrific smelling glue.
My dear husband thinks the mask is cute so he decided to snap a couple shots of me at work gluing in the backyard.
Not my best look...