Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Tiny Tiles (Wedding) Quilt

This quilt was, quite literally, a labor of love. My dear friends Pete and Georgia got married over Memorial Day weekend, and I was so happy to make the trip back to the UK for the wedding—a truly delightful community experience that was a testament to the open, collaborative way they live their lives. These two individuals are just bursting with creative energy, and I knew that the best way for me to honor them was to make something for them.

Friday, June 1, 2018

New Life for Old Furniture: Reupholstering a Thrifted Desk Chair

When I moved abroad a year and a half ago, I got rid of most of my "stuff." Furniture, dishes, lots of clothing—so much of it was college hand-me-downs, odds and ends that didn't feel at all like "me" so definitely justify keeping in storage for my year in London. My younger brother took much of it for his own college digs, so I could Marie Kondo half my stuff away guilt-free!

All this to say, with my recent move, I've gotten to buy furniture and art that really speak to me and make a space that feels completely my own. Something that was important to me was to thrift and repurpose as much as I could, and the chair for my sewing desk was a perfect opportunity to do so!