The quest for bedside tables has been going on for upwards of a year, I would say. At first, Mark and I scouted out the new, matchy-matchy stuff at nice furniture stores, but nothing really caught our eye. First of all, they all seemed so generic and void of personality! Secondly, they were sooo expensive… Continue reading A Bedside Table Makeover
It's a very exciting day for us! We finally got our new couch!!! We bought it from Crate & Barrel a couple of months ago and I've had to wait for it to get made and get here. (And, I am not very patient.) It's the first piece of furniture that we've bought together. Now… Continue reading COUCH DAY!
Last week I posted about my pillow shams that I sewed out of absolutely amazing Amy Butler fabrics. I'm totally in love with them. As with most of my obsessions, I have the overwhelming urge to share it with everyone! So (sew), it's tutorial time! Now this is my first sewing pattern tutorial, and it'll… Continue reading Pillow Sham Tutorial
I finally finished the pillow cases made from the beautiful Amy Butler fabrics that I talked about in this post. (I eventually got over my terror of cutting them up and making a mistake and wasting some loveliness.) And I'm so happy about them! Finally our bedroom looks so bright and airy! I used the… Continue reading Pretty Pillow Shams
I've made myself veeery busy lately with repainting a bunch of stuff in my house. The big project involved the sanding down, priming and painting of the kitchen table and chairs. They used to be a forrest green colour, but now they are bright and happy! Anyway, the table and chair adventure is another post… Continue reading An Amigurumi Shelf
Recently, I've kind of been into brightly coloured things in a big way. And it seems to be manifesting itself as an obsession to create bright pillows. It started with the African Flowers pillow that I finished a few weeks ago. It took me an enormous amount of time to finish, considering that it's just… Continue reading Stripey and Flowery Pillow
Holy huge-break-from-posting, Batman! All I can say is that all work and no play make Emily a worn out and sleepy girl who doesn't post so much. And I've missed it!! But the good news is, I've been working on lots of crafts. And I've got a bunch on the back-burner... I'm honestly not sure where… Continue reading Wowsers!
Ahhhhhhhh. That's the sound of every part of me relaxing as I drive into my parent's neighbourhood. I'm home for Thanksgiving and I've brought along Boo and the boyfriend ... and some crocheting too. We brought Boo with us because he's the one that needs to be supervised the closest. He's already managed to play… Continue reading There’s No Place Like Home
I would like to introduce you to my next big craft project ... This is my kitchen table. Things to notice about this picture: 1) All of the stuff on the table that I failed to remove before taking this picture (oops) 2) The small label on the back of the nearest chair, which says,… Continue reading Big Green Craft Project
My sad, sad kitchen was in desperate need of some curtain tie-backs. This just happened to coincide with my mini-obsession of crocheting little flowers from crochet diagram patterns. SO, I thought to myself, why not kill two birds with one stone: amp up the kitsch factor in my kitchen and find a use for all… Continue reading Kitschy Curtain Tie-Backs