Monday, October 15, 2012

Live a Colorful Life :: Feature, Review and Giveaway

Good Morning!

Cindy, from the wonderful blog Live a Colorful Life has so kindly reviewed my Chevron Accent Throw pattern and blogged about it today along with featuring my blog in "The Name Game". Plus, we're giving away a pattern! While you're over there be sure to look around there blog... there's so much inspiration, especially for quilters! There are many great tutorials, too. Very helpful!

Thanks,Cindy, for testing my pattern. Your quilt looks amazing! I love how you used the great colors in a sweater for inspiration and carried that through with perfectly laid out chevron stripes!

Here's a little peek at her gorgeous quilt!
See her full post here.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

My Pattern is being Featured!


Well, this is exciting... my Chevron Accent Throw Quilt pattern is being featured on the home page right now over at You Can Make! So fun. :) One of the reasons my pattern was chosen was because of the awesome photography. Thanks, Madelyn!


Monday, October 01, 2012

Vintage Hardware

Now that my dresser is painted, waxed and distressed it's time to deal with the hardware! I quite like the original hardware, in this case, so it just needs a little tweaking to make it perfect.

Here's what I did!

1. Soak in hot water with a little bleach for 30 minutes. Rinse well and wash with dish soap.
2. Soak in cider vinegar with a bit of water, only because I didn't have enough vinegar to totally cover all of the drawer pulls. I left it in there for about 30 minutes.
3. Rinse and scrub each piece thoroughly with dish soap and a scrub brush. Dry with a tea towel.
4. Paint with CeCe Caldwell's Santa Fe Turquoise.
5. Immediately wipe off some of the paint using a paper towel so the original brass shows through in the raised areas.

This is how they look after steps 1,2,3.

Freshly painted.

After some paint has been wiped off with a paper towel.

... the finished result!

PS. This may not be the proper way to do it, but it's how I did it and I like the results. :)