Monday, July 18, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
I am quite passionate about well made furniture, especially if it is slipcovered in Belgian linen as is the Courtney Sofa by Gianetti Home. Of course the designers behind this fabulous piece are Brooke and Steve Gianetti of the popular and inspiring blog Velvet and Linen. Their description of the sofa includes the line "It is meant to be sprinkled with your favorite pillows." I love that! They are an extremely talented couple and if you haven't checked out their designs you really should! Here is a link to Brooke's interview in Veranda where she shares some decorating tips. Below are some photos from the article.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
My dear friend recently had a darling baby boy and although there are about a million perfect baby gifts available to buy out there, I really wanted to make something for her because she has made me so many beautiful gifts for my girls.
Here are a few of our favorites that she has made us...
I love this owl and doll...
Cashmere baby pillow...
So, when it came time for me to make something, I realized that sewing wasn't an option...I tried. Also knitting was out...I needed more time to learn than nine months apparently. :(
I decided on a no sew baby blanket and got all the directions I needed here.
This is the final result. I opted for a larger size so it could be used as a play mat.
Then I added a few store bought items, got a canvas bag monogrammed, wrapped a wooden toy in linen, hand-stamped linen and attached it to a light blue note card and voila - I had a semi-homemade gift that was from my heart. I still would love to knit but I have a feeling that may be awhile. :)
What is your favorite baby gift to give? I would love to hear!