Sunday, April 25, 2010
My friend Lisa ran into my husband in Keough's hardware store, they are the best and have an incredible stock of baking forms, cookie cutters, etc... although Tim goes for more manly items. We had been out of touch and Lisa asked what I have been up to. When he mentioned the word "quilt" she said she had been looking high and low for a special baby quilt that wasn't too expensive. Enter- Go Make Your Bed! I had about a day to accomplish this feat, luckily I had this great retro cheater quilt from Dena Designs and some super soft cowboy flannel for the back. Of course, organic batting, which goes without saying-there I said it anyway!
I wanted to photograph it before she came to pick it up, and I had an idea. She mention the baby's grandpa was Jim Henson's right hand man and actually helped create Snuffleupagus. I have often thought Tys, my Friesian, was a cross between Magilla Gorilla and Snuffleupagus, so he said he was will ing to model it for me. I hope the baby, George, spends hours of joy rolling around on it.... Like Ollie did! Don't worry, I totally de-furred it before bagging it up!
Whole cloth baby quilts run $50- $100.00 depending on the fabric used and size. This one was 42"x 42" and was $75,00, as it was a custom RUSH order. Vintage fabrics cost more too, and patchwork quilts start at $75.00 for a 40"x40" when in stock. I'm flexible, prolific, and I look forward to filling orders. Please feel free to give as much input as you like!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
We were so fortunate to be invited by Bob and Cortney Novogratz to the premier party for Bravo's new series "9 by Design" at The Crosby Street Hotel in SoHo. The show features the dynamic design duo and their tribe of seven amazing kids. I have to say, their taste is impeccable and unexpected, but what really had my head spinning was the amount of energy they both have! Particularly Coutney, who in fact went into labor by the end of the show. Tune in next week for the delivery and more insipiring design (and parenting) skills. Bob is tall, dark, handsome and hilarious. Cortney has movie star looks, but is truly down to earth. I want to be jealous of her, but she's too darn likable...
Tim knows the family better than I do, as he has photographed them (this pic of them all in bed was their Christmas card for 2009). I think that having seven kids helps to keep them grounded. Kids have a way of doing that, no?
Play the "design your dream room" game with Bob and Courtney. Maybe you'll come up with some ideas on how to "Go Make Your Bed!"
Monday, April 12, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Most of you know that my "Go make your bed!" blog has been up and running for over a year know, and that the website will launch sometime this month. Here are two orders that were made with Sis Boom collections, past and present. What a nice Easter surprise for these girls! More to come.....