Sunday, August 03, 2008

my new friend Dana

Do you remember this QUILT giveaway? Well, I was so overcome with the NEED for this quilt that I was really bummed I didn't get picked to win it. Even with my positive affirmations, "I'm a good person, I'm going to win this quilt", I didn't. So I commented on Dana's blog - Old Red Barn Co. - and asked her if she was going to post a pattern/instructions for the quilt. Well, to my delight, she emailed me personally and told me how she made it!! How nice is that!? She is so talented and fun and makes some really great stuff! I love reading her blog and getting inspired. Check out her shop for some great handmade bath products!

One of her last posts was about a stool she recovered and reminded me of a sewing box I recovered last year for Alison's room, we keep her shoes in it. My little box didn't have any fancy-ness to it, just some cute fabric. Then after seeing her stool I remembered that I had just bought some pink pompom fringe! I got my staple gun out and fancied it up! I really wish I had a before picture, because this thing was BAD. It was covered in some dirty old green calico with some sort of lace hem tape around it. Blech. But I can't really complain, I got it for free through Freecycle. And now look - she's like Cinderella after her visit from the fairy godmother!

It's amazing what a little fringe and some staple gun action can do. I was going to title this post Staple Gun Love, but maybe I'll save that for another time. Let me just saw how happy I was the day I went and bought my own staple gun. It's not the cool old red Swingline of my youth, but it's come in very handy! (mom, do you still have that old gun?)

4 crafty mcCrafters commented:

BumbleBee Bagz said...

that is sooo beautiful, I want one in my room!

Rheannan said...

I love it! I love it! I love it!
make me one! ;) haha

and yes, I do stalk your blog. But only because I think that you are amazing in pretty much everything that you do! yes, amy webb-- I look up to you, because you are so CUTE.

Jenny said...

so darling! And I love your new header. Did you create that?? Nice. :)

Dana said...

How had I missed this earlier this week?? That is soooooooooooooo CUTE and really puts my puny little stool to shame. I see old sewing boxes like this occasionally at thrift shops and never considered doing something like this. Wow!! Now I'm on the hunt!!

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