Thursday, October 3, 2013

Bungalow Winners & Catching the Creative Bug

I'm excited to announce the following four winners of our Bungalow fat quarter sets: Julie at, Mary W., C.J. at  and Nancy at I hope you all enjoy your Bungalow fabric as much as I do!  

Kari Sweeten is offering another giveaway of Bungalow fat quarters over at Ucreate if you're interested in trying again.

I'm a little obsessed with these prints. Truly. I would change the entire decor scheme of my house to work with this collection if I had the time and money. I did though finish a major project a couple of weeks ago, using the Cotton Sateen Doily print in Forest. I redid our kitchen nook table and chairs and LOVE how everything turned out. It was a painstaking process to sand everything, paint and reupholster the chairs, and stain the table, but so worth the result. 

I didn't take the best "before" shot, but this will give you an idea of the transformation that took place:

And, here is the result. What an improvement!

Part of what motivated me to complete this makeover was the knowledge that was coming to film a video at our home last week. There is nothing like the idea of having your home serve as the location for a photo or film shoot to prompt some serious makeover magic! We also spent some time sprucing up the studio space, and love the results there as well.

The team from spent last Friday with us, shooting a video class with me creating this Farmer's Market Tote:

If you haven't been to their site before, go check out one of their free classes. They do amazing work! I was so nervous prior to this shoot, but Courtney, Jason, Matt and Brian made the experience so easy and enjoyable. They were a fun group to hang out with. Case in point:

Matt cracking jokes with Courtney and Joel:

Jason taking advantage of a break to jump on our trampoline:


Brian and Jason utilizing the ping pong table
during our lunch break:

And Courtney hanging out with me at the amazing fruit stand down the street from our home after the filming wrapped up:

The tote bag features more of Joel's Bungalow prints, as well as some of his prints from the new True Colors line by Westminster Fabrics. These prints feature some of Joel's bestselling blender prints and will be available in November.


Emilie said...

The the table make over!

The link to U create is directing me to a different page that is not Kari's. I believe this one will get you there

Jessica Thomas said...

Looks gorgeous! I better get to peek at that studio next time I'm down! It looks wonderful.

Nancy@OwensOlivia said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! Thank you SO much!!!!! I love Kari too. She's so nice!

AND I am SO beyond thrilled that carries your Modern Meadow Herringbone in POND. There were a few months where I couldn't find it. I quickly ordered some yardage! In True Colors, it isn't the Pond color is it?

The Bungalow set will be a great addition to my other Joel Dewberry fabrics in my stash. Thanks again!


Courtney Cerruti said...

Lovely post! You were so much fun to work with!!! xo

Paula said...

Great post. Can't wait for the quilt pattern and the Farmers Market Tote!

leanne said...

I love your chairs and table - they're gorgeous ! as is your new bungalow line - I received some in a bloggers bundle today from FQS and when I saw it I was almost squealing - the first piece I saw was swallows in lavender which I put on my design wall straight away ! I then discovered two other fat quarters from this line - thanks for another fantastic fabric line (it might just beat aviary 2 as my favourite - I actually have sparrows in lilac on a large stretched canvas as a wall hanging I love it so much !)
thanks so much for designing such awesome fabrics :)

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