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Mickey’s Dining Bench


Mickey has this sitting at her dining table .  It is charcoal grey velvet.  I love it.


Here it is transformed with a slipcover with a little character.  She wanted something to go with her white/cream/natural theme she is doing in her great room area.


The natural and tan toile fabric came from curtains she had made a few years ago.


I love the arm on this one.


The knife-edge pleats and plain piping are great on this chair,
and there is enough “tuck-in” on it to make a more custom fit.

Parson Beauty


Not a beauty yet, more of a beast. 


Now it’s looking more like a beauty.


I love the sleek lines, and the gathered skirt hides those nasty fabric-covered legs.


Natural piping is a good compliment to the colors in the fabric.  I love this woven fabric:
  Swavelle/Mill Creek Samanu in Natural


The rolled back is very chic.

Favorite Bags and As the Crow Flies

My friends, Juli and Jill (sisters), are opening a shop in a warehouse.  It will be open once a week on Tuesdays from 10am to 7pm. As the Crow Flies. I got a preview today and it is a fun shop.


They asked me for 10 bags, so I enlisted Malerie's help.  We had a lot of fun with the fabrics.  Most of the fabrics are either leftover fabric from slipcovers, or actual older slipcovers, themselves.  Re-purpose is the key word here.

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Each bag is unique, just like this shop.  If you have liked Real Deals in the past, it won’t even compare to “As the Crow Flies”, 3807 E. Bismark in Spokane. GRAND OPENING TUESDAY, JUNE 26TH.  You won’t want to miss this.

Pottery Barn Sofa Make-Over


Ludmilla had a great slipcovered sofa from Pottery Barn.  They had since discontinued this style, so she was in need of a new cover.


I love this detail on the back – it is tucked in so that it looks like there is a cushion placed over the arm.


Again, faux tufting with buttons on the pillows.  This is a very clean look.


She used the pottery barn linen in Oatmeal and it was amazing to work with.  If you can afford it, the nicer fabrics are totally worth it.

Oh My Woven Body Pillow

You know how much I love Oh My Woven by Robert Allen.  This time, the color was turquoise . . . just a couple of notches darker than the aqua that we worked on.  Mom wanted to add a little more color to her nook.  This is where the grandkids hang out when they come over – they read or watch a little t.v.  I loved this idea.  The seat cushion is a twin-sized mattress, perfect for extra sleeping if she has a full house. 


The old pillow cover was a little stretched out and loose – I cut the new one just a couple of inches shorter so it is nice and tight and firm.  The fabric is the perfect “pop” for this little hideaway.


Creamy burlap made the perfect piping.

Something Different

I’ve never done anything like this before . . . .


Yes, these pictures were taken inside a Mini Van.

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Dave wanted something that protected his new leather seats when his dogs and grandkids came along for the ride.
He picked out an upholstery fabric from Hancock Fabrics.


I am most proud of the “slots” for the headrests,


and the seat belts.  Enjoy your new ride Dave and Carol and company.