Friday, September 13, 2019

an updated entryway, gone to the dogs!

Our entryway is a little bit tricky as it is quite narrow
and overlooks our staircase to the 2nd floor and the basement.
I decided to update it by changing the mirror
(there is a theme here, after the bathroom!)
and by adding a better place to keep the dogs leashes handy.

(and view to our entryway storage!)

And here is the view from before:

and now:

The mirror is much more up to scale with the space,
and so is the mat!

So our entryway feels bigger and it is easier to get our hounds on their walk
 with the leashes on their respective representation,
and that little basket holding the waste bags.

The 2 signs are just pieces of 1 x 6, that I cut and painted,
then I traced the lettering and felled it in with a paint marker.

For the bigger one, I also added a frame to add some
more sustenance to the design.

Another great addition is the shoe tray,
where I keep my dog rain boots ready at all time!

Cutest boots ever!

Bosco says Hi!
(Lou is not a photo dog...)

Let's go on a walk!

Saturday, September 7, 2019

a new fall lunch carrier

While it is not technically fall,
everybody is back at school,
and for the last few weeks,
it has been a little cooler,
so yeah, it is fall!

I sewed this lunch carrier for a friend of mine,
who expressed a strong interested after I made

They look totally different while they are exactly the same!
For this fall version I used this fabric line:

Forest gifts by Axelle Design for Michael Miller fabrics,
it is so perfect, I wanted it all!
But I tried to be reasonable and "only" bought a few fat quarters!

I used as many prints as I could on the lunch bag:

Fern and mushroom prints outside,
plaid and hazelnut print inside,
and a fifth print for the handles.

There are a couple more prints that I "need" to try out....
Since it is only the beginning of fall,
I still have plenty of time.

Both of my kids are back at school.
Brick master seems to have a good time on campus.
Miss C. is embracing sophomore year,
and is now a cheerleader.

This is going to be a good year!

Happy sewing!

Coffee, bunny and Easter eggs

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