Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Roman Shade Solution

So I think this is my solution to the fabric dilema. I am going to cut two bands of the Robert Allen fabric and piece them against an ivory background. This will solve the problem of being too stripey. I hope it works.

I will make one and if it doesn't look good I will just go with the vertical stripes. I am excited about doing a nice tassel beneath the bands of fabric. Oooooooooooooooh, the possibilites!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Canada Geese

When the wind blows
The creak of the fence
Sounds like far away geese

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Fabric Dilema

Right now I am trying to choose between 2 fabrics that I love for roman shades in the computer room. The first fabric is gorgeous and is called Limonia Marble from Calico Corners. Here it is:

The second fabric is called Pierette Mimosa and is a Robert Allen Home fabric from JoAnn's. Here it is:

One nice thing about the Robert Allen fabric is that is has this coordinating fabric that I could use to re-upholster our rocking chair. Here it is:

I decided to try and do a quick and dirty Photoshop job to give me an idea of what they would look like.

From this it seems like I should choose the Limonia Marble over the Pierette Mimosa, but sometimes this Photoshop thing makes things look weird. Let me know what you think!

Friday, April 10, 2009

More Easter decorations!

The other day I was in Home Goods and I just couldn't resist this plate. It was so cute and had that vintage look with the scalloped edge. That place is dangerous!

I added the "Happy Easter" with a nice bevel and emboss effect in Photoshop.

I also promised more chick photos. I promise this is the last of it (at least this year).

Ok. I know it was a bit much, but I couldn't resist putting all those chicks on the chick plate! But the whole time it bugged me that those eggs weren't quite the right color with that plate. I almost Photoshopped them to be a better color but then I thought that was going too far.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Nest Cakes!

We are hosting bridge tonight so I decided to make Nest Cakes! I am addicted to Whoppers and my husband is an orthithologist so what better dessert than Nest Cakes?

They are super easy to make too! I cheated and bought a cake mix and tube icing. It turns out I should have made my own because I went to 2 grocery stores and finally to Michael's before I found chocolate tube icing. For some reason the grocery stores have every color but brown. Michael's had Wilton icing which I like because my icing tips fit onto their tubes. (The cheap plastic tips from the grocery store only fit on the skinny tubes.)

Before I did the nest icing it is best to put a layer of chocolate icing to make sure the whole cake has icing. Otherwise there might be a bare spot below the eggs and we couldn't have that!

I'll let you know how they taste. Hopefully delicious!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Homage to Sloane Tanen

If you have ever seen Sloane Tanen's books you will know where I got my inspiration for my Easter decorations. Her books are so funny! Her books are all composed of photos of mini dioramas with pom pom chicks. They are amazingly expressive little chicks!

I normally don't do a ton of Easter decorating, but when I found these little guys at World Market I couldn't resist.

More chick decorations coming soon!