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Wednesday
May022012

Mom's Vintage Crewel Embroidery Kit

While I was visiting home, one of my most favorite memories was digging through my mom's craft supplies. We went through all of her yarn, fabric, and odds and ends. I was fun to see fabric that I remembered from growing up. Once we stumbled on this Crewel Embroidery Kit that my mom started in the 70s before my brother and I were born, I knew that I had to finish it! Growing up, I'd seen this little kit hanging around, but this time I saw it through new eyes...it's a vintage treasure! It's from 1974 and it would be so sentimental to be able to finish a project that my mom started before I was even born. :) 

After discovering this treasure, we were looking through old photos, and we stumbled across a photo of my mom, sitting at a table working on this embroidery kit. So now I'm determined to finish this, I'll keep you updated on my process, I've done a little needlework, but never crewel embroidery. It will be fun to try! 

Have you ever attempted to finished a unfinished project for your mom? Or found an old project that you'd like to restore?

 

Sunday
Mar272011

Flower & Garden Show

For the past two weeks, it's been rain, rain, rain in the Bay Area. Really not too much to complain about, except that we haven't seen too many sunny skies in a long time. So going to the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show was calling my name! I couldn't wait to see some bright colors to remind myself of sunny skies. 


I called up my favorite flower friend, Kirsten of Fairytale Flowers, and we were off! We had a great time walking through beautifully landscaped gardens, the edible gardens of Star Apple, and lots of succulents & terrariums. This made for the perfect Sunday afternoon! 







These arrangements were to reason I came!! Studio Choo introduced it to me via her article: We Like It Wild on design*sponge. These were by far my favorite part of the show! I was so inspired by the simple beauty of these vibrant flowers in wooden boxes. 


Birds of Succulents!! Filoli Gardens made an amazing display! I didn't notice the birds at first, subtle yet beautiful! 










Click here to find out more about these amazing pots!! Ecoforms are definitely my new favorite! Cheap and environmentally friendly. I restrained myself since we are moving, but once we are in Portland I'd love to have some succulents and herbs in these beauties! 


Happy Sunday!