Loved wrapping up the season with this sweet slipcover for a little girl's room. And was especially delighted yesterday to receive a photo of the beautiful young recipient in her cheetah jammies stretched out across this chair. I had so much fun making this mix of patterns and texture for you. Your Grandmother wanted to incorporate a vintage matelasse remnant and your mother handpicked the cheery floral. The cotton twill used for the frame cover is the house favorite from stock. Dear Ella I hope that you have many seasons of magic!
And now I'm off to the ball! The Pencil Me In 2013 year officially ends tonight with an evening of dinner and show, Raleigh Little Theatre's 30th Anniversary production of Cinderella. It is my good fortune to celebrate another year of wonderful creative clients and I wish you all a season of magic and a very Merry Christmas.
Upcycle linen remnants for the perfect gift wrap. Just add string and some ivey from the garden. Then reuse again and again. Next this quilted linen will be a natural tree skirt.
This year when purchasing my fresh wreath from the Christmas tree lot, I grabbed some of the free tree trimmings. I wanted to bring the fresh scent of trees into my bedroom. Long ago when I was a student in design school, my very talented friend Mary Sox gave me this cotton fabric of Victorian doll cutouts she hand screen printed. I had so much fun stitching up these little dolls! I embellished them with cotton, red embroidery thread, lace, and ribbon. They have been well loved over the years and seem at home on these branches, and I know they will bring good tidings. And cheer.
My first Christmas decoration of the season! I was so excited when a dear friend from back home brought by this Red Beauty Holly.
I love the red berries on this deer resistant plant. My dear friend must have know about all the deer here. I tied a velvety bow on top because I love the teal/red color combo.
But this needed something more.
So I threw this beauty in a champagne bucket and wrapped some ribbon trim around the base.
Then I got sidetracked with a book.
"Williamsburg - Decorating With Style" is produced by Tricia Foley with photographs by Jeff McNamara & text by Catherine Calvert. I loved the spread on red and white fanciful dining chair slipcovers . It's Christmasy.
I threw in some pretty aqua lace, which reminds me I must get back to finishing my linen and lace project from couture school.
But first I have a sleeper sofa and two chair slipcovers to complete. And some pillows to ship to New York.
Now what was I really doing before I started blogging on a whim?