Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tiki Curtains

About a month ago I got these vintage mid-century tiki curtains at the Louisville Antique Mall. There were 6 panels, but I only needed 2 for the one window in my bedroom. So with the extra panels I am attempting to make a duvet cover and pillow shams. This is the first time I've worked with so much fabric...if it's not too embarrassing I will post the finished product! :)

Monday, December 29, 2008

Sock Monkeys!

Here are some sock monkeys I made for my kids for Christmas....a 1950's girl with pink cat's eye glasses, pearl necklace and pearl earrings...an organ grinder monkey...and a cowboy.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Mid Century Modern Gingerbread House

Since yesterday was Christmas I'm posting a picture of my first attempt at a mid-century modern gingerbread house. Notice the pink flamingo. Last summer I bought a package of flamingo swizzle sticks at the dollar store and I just cut the top off and used that for the lawn ornament. :)

I wish I would have had more time and better tools to create it. (I only had a knife and my fingers...except for the wreath which was made with those gel icing tubes from the grocery store) Maybe in my next attempt I will have more professional tools available. This was made with a pattern I created. I'm thinking about possibly selling the pattern next Christmas if there is enough interest. I hope to come up with at least a couple more retro gingerbread house patterns between now and then.