Monday, January 10, 2011

A new Up-do in Blue

I felt that feeling. The 5 year itch.
You know the one that says, I'm tired of the same old look. I think I need a change. And i've really fell in love with that blue that's sooo blue I call it 'China' blue. You know you're moms old dishes that had a funky blue scene printed on top of the white correll dish?  Ya that one- it sooo reminds me of my mom.  I like that.

So I found this fabric at my fabric store- HOUSE OF FABRICS in Idaho Falls. It's amazing. I always come home with something. I bought 5 yards, folded it in half into 2.5 yards, cut it on the fold, then folded those 2.5 yards longside and cut (actually ripped it- cause I like the sound of it ripping) and then made a fold at the top, sewed that and slid the curtain rod in, pushing it as close to the ceiling as I could. I asked hubby for an entire WEEK if he'd hang the curtains and he kept putting me off. You know how that is. then I told him we could do it naked......and his eyes got really big and he said, "what about the kids" . He didn't know I was kidding. But that idea really works. At least it got his attention.
I don't finish the edges. I leave them raw. I know, lazy is the new cool and I like the tattered edges. It tones down the formal look of 'drapes' . (I don't like that word. It reminds me of 'slacks') shiver....

I then began the hunt for a few pillow accents. I love the hunt. I love hunting for patterns and texture.
I found the CHEVRON pillows at this great Etsy store FestiveHomeDecor
Then I found a great knit pillow, and a furry white puff ball pillow at Pier 1. The others are from my daughters room that happened to be in the same blue that I needed. (That was cheep)


Over all, I love the room. I love chevron with floral, cream knits with fur, satin with polyester. And that's how I dress, and design. Polar opposites make great companions....like hubby and me, .....like beauty and the beast, like peanut butter and saltine crackers.......like sweet and sour.
You get the message.

28 comments:

Danielle said...

Found you through Tatertots & Jello. Love the blog and your creations!

tHe ApPeLs said...

your stuff is amazing!!!

Charity said...

drapes, and slacks! haha, love it! I love how you are comparing your curtains with china dishes. The colour is fun, way to be bold!

Charity said...

What do you know, here I am again!! I just saw you are having a giveaway on Tater Tots and Jello, so of course I HAD to enter. I love what you do!

Kristyn @ Good Gravy Crafts said...

I LOVE this blue too!! It is by far one of my favs!! Great fabric btw, your room looks devine!! Did he really think you would let him put them up naked? Hahaha! MEN!

xx-Kristyn

Anonymous said...

All of the children's items are great!

Linda-Nectar, AL

Hayley said...

I know those dishes! Reminds me of my aunts.

The Wilkins' said...

Love the new look. Blue is definitely "in" right now!

Staci J said...

LOVE you style!! Really want to win your gorgeous headpiece!
visiting from TT&J

vikki said...

Love the pillows, but mostly the headbands for little girlies.

Holly Kolvig said...

I am now a follower from TT&J

Sheri said...

Wow is all I can say. Such talent. I love all your pieces!

SLucy said...

Love your work ;)

bBchronicles said...

I heard about 'the NEW LOOK' - lovin' it! Fabulous pillows, curtains - nicely done, miss rubysue!

Tiffany said...

Coming over from TT&J, I love those pillows!

Amanda said...

I love your curtains!

SarahB said...

Great work! Love the creations! your so talented!!

Emily said...

Hi there! I found your blog through Tatertots & Jello, and you work is just gorgeous. The redecorating looks great, too. I love the round blue pillows. Adorable!

Luke&Megz said...

I like you! You're a fun gal! and your husbands reaction to your naked idea was EXACTLY what my husband would have said. lol

Lauren said...

Love the navy pillow with the light blue flower on it. Did you make it?

Gina said...

Hi from Texas! First, I want to apologize if I'm posting this comment in the wrong place... I began my journey to your fabulous...amazing...Etsy store by way of Mod Podge Rocks blog, then proceeded over to Tatertots and Jello, where the first thing that caught my eye was a pouty picture of a little girl with a fantastic hair piece! Without even knowing what I was doing, I clicked on the photo hungry for more color and texture. That's when the REAL journey took me on a guided tour to hitting all the hotspots of becoming a FAN of your creations! First stop...Etsy. I immediately fell in love with the Sweet Temptation piece! I just had my first grandbaby (I'm only 43, so I'm a Gigi...not a grandma, hee hee) on Dec 27th, and it was my precious baby girl! So when I saw that design, I fell in love!
You are extremely talented in ALL the different things you create!
I can't believe I'm writing a book instead of a comment (like I was suppose to do in order to enter Tatertots and Jello's giveaway) Sorry!, but I'm thrilled to be a fan and follower now of one amazingly talented woman. You ARE an inspiration!...hummm, where did I put my glue gun?

In departing on this journey in finding you, I'd love to be entered in the chances to win the giveaway! First and foremost because I'd like to own one of your designs so I can say..."I have one of her earlier pieces, before she got real famous", and secondly, I MAY let my grandaughter where it. :-)

Gina
gb2345@hotmail.com

PS. If I am posting this in an inappropriate place, just kick me out! LOL I do love the blue curtains though!

PS.

MEL [V] DESIGNS said...

I love your blog! I found you on Tatertotsandjello! LOVE your shop and I hope I win the giveaway!!!

One Fish said...

I love all of your creations!

Fuhriman Family said...

Saw you on Tatertots and Jello - wish i would have had one of your wedding pieces for my own wedding. Unique and beautiful

The Witbecks said...

Beautiful work! I am loving your site and your creativity! I found you through tt&j and so hoping to win that adorable headpiece for my daughter!

Suzy Bindrup said...

Found your site from Tatertots and Jello. Love your stuff, especially the statement necklaces. Also, whoever does your photography rocks!

Suzy Bindrup said...

Came over from Tatertots and Jello. Love you statement necklaces the most, how fun! Great photography.

Hillary Brown said...

I too found you through tatertots and jello. You have some amazing items! My daughter would love to wear your headbands!

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