Since we don’t have enough pink and red around the home…

February 8, 2010

I’m pretty sorry at the sewing machine, and thought I should practice some basic stitches in preparation for an upcoming project (clue: new button in my sidebar). So after salivating over the floral-patterned wallpaper here, I decided to put some new floral fabric to use and sew some garland. Garland is so played out, right?

Ryan teased me in a Sarah Palin voice by saying my finished product looks ‘country’ and that I’ve gone ‘country.’ But I reminded him that he was the one born in Texas and raised in Fresno, so he will always be more country than me.

And I’ve been thinking lately how poverty-chic is SO in right now. Twine, kraft, felt, hand-drawn, everything hand-made or thrifted… In five years, how much will our design aesthetics change, and are we going to look back and wonder why the heck did we wrap everything in paper akin to brown paper bags?


  1. Comment by Jennifer on February 8, 2010 12:08 pm

    Hey, I like poverty-chic! Its affordable!

  2. Comment by Kellie on February 8, 2010 2:08 pm

    I agree, I think just a few years ago, handmade wasn’t what it is today. There will be a time when the influence will a new “trend”. As I have always been a handmade person, I am enjoying it.

    I also dont have a lot of pinks and red in the home, with two little boys, your mind wonders else where.

    I love the garland.

  3. Comment by kera on February 9, 2010 10:00 am

    i totally am starting to get the beauty of handmade. i made mac a little valentine’s present, and i’m so proud of it i could bust. not that it’s great or wonderful or anything, it’s just i did it, you know? and i guess i never had construction paper lying around before. now that i have a toddler, i have to, and i find myself cutting out stuff all the time. it’s heart city around here! xo

  4. Comment by communikate on February 11, 2010 8:25 pm

    those are all lovely.

    speaking of lovely, so is your blog, and your boys are the cutest things ever!!

  5. Comment by Becky on February 13, 2010 11:13 pm

    “poverty chic” — love it.

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