Saturday, September 3, 2011


Summer time is not usually the time when I do many indoor sewing projects, but my daughter, Emily, and her family stayed with us for a few weeks this summer and we worked on lots and lots of projects. 
Some of the projects were for my grand daughter Livvy's room. 

The first project was ...

... a little childs chair and ottoman Emily's in laws had and were ready to get rid of.  She stripped off all the old fabric and recovered the whole thing in new batting ... at this point we were both wondering if we were a little crazy...

... then we started the process of stapling the cute black and white houndstooth fabric we found at the Home Decorator store to the bottom and sides.

We used black piping for the arms and covered buttons to cover the screws that held the arm covers in place.

After lots and lots and lots of staples...

I think it turned out amazing!  What a transformation.  Livvy loves it and it's just her size.

(look at those cute little feet!)

Emily also made this cute mini pillow from an Amy Butler pattern...
(I love the large houndstooth covered button in the center!)

... and these cute owls to go in her room. 

And last but not least we made this duvet cover for her new big girl bed.

It also has black and white houndstooth covered buttons stitched between the squares.

And as you can tell, Livvy loves it too!

We had so much fun working on projects together.
It's always fun to see the creativeness that comes out of my girls.  They amaze and inspire me!
As a mom, it really is sweet.

I made a few other projects this summer too, which I can't quite show you yet,
but next week, I promise!

And did you know, Tuesday, Sept 6th is the first day of the Moda Blog Hop? 
You won't want to miss it.

Lots of fun projects and give a ways,
fun stories and questions we have to answer (oh those questions)!

September 6th Sandy Gervais of Pieces from My Heart
September 11th Basic Grey 
September 13th Sandy Klop from American Jane (Post will be featured on Moda's blog)
September 14th Liesl from Oliver + S
September 20th Bonnie from Cotton Way
September 22nd Deb Strain
September 26th Julie from Cosmo Cricket
September 27th Kate Spain
and the fun continues into October
October 2nd Liz from Liz Scott Designs

As you can see, my day is Sept. 20th and you won't want to miss the picture I pulled out of the vault.  A little incriminating, by non the less, the things Lissa makes us do. for Livvy, she had to go back home and we were both a little sad.

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend and enjoy the last bit of the summer.
See you next week,


  1. That chair is sooo cute. As is your family.

  2. Amazingly cute chair! I also helped a family member recover a sofa and loveseat this summer and it was quite the job, but fun! What a sweet grand-daughter and how lucky she is to have such a creative Mom and helpful grandma!

  3. Thanks so much for helping me with all my crazy projects! We had so much fun staying, and I really love how everything turned out. Thanks for everything Mom. Love you!

  4. Such cute stuff! You guys make it look so easy. :)

  5. Livvy is adorable and you and your girls are so talented! I cannot imagine trying to cover that chair but it is gorgeous! Great job and the duvet cover - cute, cute, cute! Aren't grandchildren amazing? Love my two so much! Have a great day!

  6. Love your blog and your daughters too! You guys are so creative and I love how you share with us. Love the Moda Country Fair blogging idea.

  7. Everything is cute on this post. The little girl is so happy with her chair (o:


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