Friday, May 13, 2016

From the Hoop: The Catch-Up Edition

I have been sharing my embroidery work on Instagram so much over the last few months and I realized that I haven't shared much of it here! Here's another installment of From the Hoop, with selected items I've done since my last embroidery post, in October.

These pretty napkins and the matching table runner were done for a wedding at The Greenbriar that was planned by Shindig Weddings and Events.

The projects around the holidays were mostly tote bags and scarves. I think I would up doing about 30 tote bags and at least that many scarves.

Baby items will probably always be some of my favorite things to monogram. Here are some of the cute blankets, burp cloths, and bloomers I've embroidered lately.

Towels still seem to be one of the most popular things I do. I imagine some of these were hostess gifts over the holidays...

I embroidered fleeces for many of my family members this year and I hear my little niece is now obsessed with her monogram. My plan is working...monogram everything!

A few more random items...

These are boxer shorts...

These were for costumes. They gave me a picture of a patch and asked me to get as close as possible. Can you guess what the costume was?

Instead of making monogrammed Sferra blankets as usual, I tried applique on one. I love how it turned out!

And I got a sweet reminder of someone I did a couple years ago. Ami Smith of Embellish Interiors had me monogram some gorgeous velvet for a pillow she had made for a client. I just stumbled upon this picture the other day.

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Classic, White and Grey Bathroom Reveal

I shared some pictures of our remodeled bathroom a while back, but hadn't put any towel bars up or accessorized. It's time for a proper reveal.

Floor tile - Deco D'Antan by Tagina
Overside subway - American Olean
Chair rail - Ceramic Expressions
Vanity - Kitchen Bath Collection
Faucet - Newport Brass
Toilet - Kohler Memoirs Stately
Shower fixtures - Pottery Barn (I do not recommend!)
Towel bar/ring/hook/paper holder - Restoration Hardware
Light fixtures - Shades of Light
Mirror - Horchow
Paint color - Benjamin Moore Ice Mist

As a reminder, here's how the room looked when we moved in:

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Two Bathroom Remodels in One Year?

We might be crazy, but we are thinking of embarking on another bathroom remodel. It's only been a few months since work on our lower-level bathroom finished and I still haven't hunt a towel bar or hooks, but the 70s bathroom are getting to us.

I've always been drawn to classic bathrooms - white or marble subway charms me every time I peruse Houzz or Pinterest for inspiration. 

Vintage Master Bath Remodel: West Chester, PA

Summer House in the Fraser Valley

Classic white master bath

But as I've been looking, another style has been jumping out at me. It's not too far away the classic bathrooms above.

Historic Victorian

Master Bath Retreat


Crisp Architects

So we have a decision to make. Do we stick with the classic white tile we like and will always like? Do we use color tile and hope that our tastes don't change? The colors we're drawn to are light aquas, blues, and greens. Of course, with white tile, we can repaint whenever we feel like it, but those pretty blue-green tiles are so tempting!

Are we foolish for taking on a second big project in one year?
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