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Monday, October 4, 2010

Hanging Lamp Shade Picture Display

Here's a creative way to hang your pictures, notes-to-self, trinkets, quotes, or pretty much anything else.

I took a lampshade, draped a doilie over the top and hand stitched it in place, added some trim around the edges, and finished it off with a flower corsage and a handful of buttons.
I used drapery clips to attach the things. You could also use clothespins.

You can hang this with a plant hanger like I did, or, you could leave the trim off the bottom and just set it on your desk.

I assure you, this is much more darling in person. In fact, I'm trying to convince myself that I need it in my home more than I need to sell it in the store. We'll see where it ends up. :)

If you wanted a more discreet hanger option, you could use tree ornament hangers. They have some beautiful ones to choose from this year. I almost bought some yesterday - could kick myself that I didn't. 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

French Script Fabric - My Source

I've had numerous emails in the last two days asking if I'd care to share my source for the fabric I've been using on my table that I photograph my stuff for the store on.

I actually bought it to make pillows with for the shop, but have yet to get those made.
I think I'll make tablecloths instead.

You've seen it all over blogland, and in the Ballard catalog, and the Pottery Barn catalog.

This last picture is truer to the color. It's chocolate brown on linen look canvas.

I googled the fabric to see where everyone else was getting it, and it seems many of them are buying it from Ballard for $24 a yard.

Pooh on that.
Want it for $12.99 a yard?

Now let me preface this by saying that this company has a website, but they do not sell product on it. Also, I don't know if they'll take phone orders and ship things, but you can try. I just buy 1 1/2 yards every time I go, so now I have stacks of 1 1/2 yard pieces just waiting to be made into something.

(Update: 9-29-11 - Well gals, seems the price of cotton has continued to rise this year, which means this fabric has gone up. It's now selling for $16.49 a yard. So you gals stop calling and telling those ladies at the fabric store that Polly said you can get the fabric for $12.99 - cause you can't anymore. :)  ) 
But hey, if their's went up that means everyone else's went up too, so they're still the cheapest I've found.

I've spoken with the store and they're happy to take your orders and ship them. They just asked that I make you aware that the fabric is no longer $12.99 a yard.

Here is the tag that was on my fabric. This store is in Nashville, Tn off Harding Road at Sidco Drive.

If any of you in the biz know who the manufacturer or distributor is, I'd sure appreciate that info.
This fabric is printed edge to edge, so there aren't any vendor markings on it anywhere.

I hope the store will sell it to you!
Let me know if you get lucky.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Dinner Anyone?

Just a couple of fun things I've been making for the shop.

I love how the stamped knives turned out.

I'll be back tonight to show you a lot more. I still need to edit the pics but I'm headed out the door.


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