Monday, March 30, 2009

projects finished

made out of vintage fabric... i call her " with a splash of lime" and she's available in my shop.

it's been a while since i made the little one a dress. this one makes me happy. yellow just seems happy doesn't it?

yes, it's made out of a re-purposed sheet)


this cute little ironing board was plain wood when i bought it. i painted it and put a cover on it. now i just have to decide what color for the iron...i was just going to go with white...but then i thought red...then i thought BLUE. and so there it sits because i CAN'T MAKE UP MY MIND. yet again.


go on...give me your suggestions.


is anyone having de-ja-vu?


we had visitors this weekend. my sis in law and her family came to spend time with us. we hiked, ate, laughed, ate some more and watched 4 boys run as a pack together everywhere they went.

the.house.shook.


i don't even want to know what it's going to be like to have boys once they hit 15+ years of age.


i mean can a house handle it?

42 comments:

Marie said...

I love the dress!! So cute! Yay, we get to see you in a few weeks...

Quilt Nut said...

love the blue for the iron!
and as a mom to 4 boys, our house does shake regularly lol

Noodle said...

That ironing board setup provokes a wonderful feeling of nostalgia and longing in me. I think your iron would look great in blue!
The lime and blue rug is my favorite. It just looks fresh!
Don't you feel good when you finish up a project? I want to follow your example, 'cept I'm too tired at the moment. Maybe tomorrow/today...

Living on the Spit said...

Love it all V. Red for the iron.

Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi V,
The dress is adorable...great repurpose. I think the iron would look cute in the green of the leaves in the cover. I looked back at your before and afters...maybe the green from the buffet redo or the dresser. Oh well, my 2 cents. Any color would look cute!
~Karen~

Anonymous said...

Pink. If you have to iron you should beable to do it with a pink iron!

rachel griffith said...

love the splash of lime rug!!!
cute!!!

and the dress for katie...
*swoon*

oh and you seriously HAVE to paint the little iron red.
you know you want to!!!

p.s. just imagine if your boys at 15 were quileute boys. talk about a shaking house.
okay...i'm stopping...the twilight obssessed is leaving the building.
{i am SUPER glad yall had a fun time with your sis in law.}

Michaela said...

Oh that rug, I need one. I would go for red iron.

Nanci said...

I am looking for one of those ironing boards. So retro. I think red would be my first choice and black as the second. I like to think either of these would make the iron "pop" as they say.
very very cute dress and the sweater too.

Tanya said...

hey v! your house will barely survive it when they get older. my boys are 4 8 11 and 14. mine is still standing, but they take a toll on it that's for sure!
i say white!!

Kelly O. said...

I think red for the iron.
Sounds like you had a great weekend.

Wendy said...

The rug & dress are darling!

I only have one boy, but 3 kids... and sometimes I wonder if our house will survive, lol. It's already loud in here, I can only imagine when they are older & heavier! We have wood floors, plaster walls & the house is off the ground, so everything is amplified. But the house is 47 years old, so I guess it will hold up after all.

jlk said...

A red iron, with glossy paint so that it shines.

Cheryl said...

I am loving that fabric on your ironing board...the one with the flowers. I can't find anything like that local. Is that Cabbages and Roses fabric?
Oh, and definitely red for the iron. I love a pop of red anywhere.
Love the rug you made. I saw your tutorial and sometime this summer I am going to have to splurge on some yummy fabric and make me one.

Betsy said...

All those boys and you still got that much done....impressed! Robin's egg blue for the iron. Love that color right now.

Donna B. said...

I think you should paint the iron silver with a shiny black or red handle. I would also add a dial or some type of detail for the heat setting with a paint pen.

Sherri said...

Love the rug...and the dress...and the ironing board cover...and I'm thinking blue!!!

Nikki said...

Love the rug, and that sweet yellow dress!

I'm thinking blue for the iron, can't wait to see what you decide.

At Home In Georgia said...

I love all your finished projects! My first thought was that 70's color of green for the iron....splash of lime I mean.

Mindy said...

Every time you ask what color to paint something, I think I know, then I get more confused. You just have too many cute fun things!! I kinda lean toward red... but I don't know. Was that helpful? ;)

I love the rug, and the rug's name.

Elise said...

I love the rug, and the ironing board. I know you didn't give the option of black and silver for the iron, but it would look rather vintage like that. Which brings me to a funny story I posted about my iron back in January. Our iron died and so I borrowed a friend's iron. Well, I returned hers and bought a new{old looking} iron and my husband said, "Dang, how OLD is Amy's iron??" "That's our NEW iron, dear..." Anyway, there's my 2 cents!! Otherwise, I like pink, or red, or green, or blue, or...
Elise

Tara said...

I say red too. But then that;s my go to color lately. I'm tearing up an old white rug today to start my rag rug! Thanks for all of the great ideas!

resmith said...

What great projects. Love the dress. I remember the days when I would make things for my children (they are grown now). I think the iron might look good in white with a few red and blue flowers.

Anonymous said...

ooooooohhh! I love all your completed projects! The ironing board is so adorable - maybe you could use more than one color on the iron - maybe make it look a little Rowentaesque?

As long as you give them space and lots of food - you will do just fine with 4 to 10 teen boys at a time...

Vicki K.

SummersDesigns said...

I love that rug. I have been wanting to make one, but haven't found the sheets I want to use yet. I can't wait!
Ginger

Casey said...

the rug looks fantastic!!

Julie said...

What a cute little ironing board! I vote GREEN. I think red would be too much...

Jill said...

I'm so excited about your cover for the ironing board. I just got my daughter one this weekend from Goodies and I was trying to figure out what to do with it...I'm soooo making a cover-and probably spraying it pink. :)
I love all your ideas!
-Jill

Kaye said...

Omigosh, that little dress is too cute and precious! I vote blue for the iron, I think it would look lovely with the ironing board.

-Kaye

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Oh I love love love the dress. Maybe I should make Easter dresses this year - thanks for the inspiration!

Marci said...

hey v...i wanted to tell you that those rugs are washable in the washer...i didn't know if you knew. i made a couple of them a long time ago and they washed up great.:D cute, cute dress and of course it's made out of a sheet you amazing girl.

Lisa Brown - Vintage Sweet Peas said...

Blue for the iron! O, but someone said Red, that could work also!

And with boys at 15, the house shakes all the time and things just seem to fall out of the frig into their hands constantly....:)

Carolyn said...

Really cute rug with splash of lime!

3 M's said...

wow- 4 boys, I can only imagine what that would be like. . . I have one boy and he's two and he can shake the house. :)
Your rug is great- I love the 'lime' and the dress is adorable!

Angela said...

Adorable dress, V! Oh, I would go with a robins egg blue for the iron. CUTE!

Jen r. said...

Cute rug and great repurposed sheet! Jen

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Hi, I just read your article on Blissfully Domestic, and stopped by to visit. I heart your blog, you are very talented! Just wish I could sew like you... :)

Z Family said...

I am loving your little dress. I just got to figure out how to make it now. Im not too good with clothing.

Rue said...

That dress is so cute and would be a whole lot of money to buy! You really are so talented. Cute rug too :)

I think I'd paint the iron blue.

rue

rachel griffith said...

hmmm no post this morning. {tuesday.}
i hope everything is okay in the christenson house!!!

Chelsea said...

Love love that blue and green rug! Just bought a honey bun to make one in those colors. Thanks for all the great ideas and tutorials!!

Sachiko said...

I like the dress! The color of yellow is so cheerful.

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