Long time since I've posted, but so many sewn and knit objects to post actually, hopefully I'll get my act together soon. Taking a good photo is always what trips me up.
most people who have known me a while know i didn't really like cats.... but i love this stinkin cat.
finally, after living with this for a year... wait for it... *jaws music*
eek! well, to some people. at first i didn't hate it too much when ben had it in his apartment. but we've been well overdue for an upgrade. i love the contrast of orange and blue, so i wanted to tie that into my great grandmother's painting...:
and the fabric i'm using on the coffee table top for the antique "thing" from a textile factory in fall river, circa 1900 (the bottom of the table, not the fabric. the fabric was from the remnants at lorraine. see picture below for the coffee table. i still have to cut and sew the fabric):
pretty happy with the results, although the sewing is far from impeccable. i didn't photograph it, but the backs of the cushions are held with rusty red plastic buttons.
elmore likes posing and likes, uh, helping me too. the lump in the second picture below is my dear cat.
i've lived in this apartment for a year now, and am almost close to being done with the major decorating and arranging. phew. not a quick task with a small budget and the primary source being yard sales and thrift stores. but much more satisfying than a quick ikea fill.
i've collected a few vintage pieces i love, including the antique typography drawer that i mounted on the wall and filled with spools of threads, and the egg-shaped case that holds fo's or projects in time out. i LOVE vintage suitcases and have them all over the apartment for storage/decoration, including the one holding my sewing supplies.
the last step is a change of curtains. another long overdue decorating project will hopefully be posted soon.
the warmth that radiates from a giant just-picked tomato is amazing.
the animals (and by animals, i mean rats and possibly raccoons) eat the vegetables too fast, so i picked this little bell pepper too fast so i could have it first, and it was tiny and good. there are more coming!
i can't even touch the inside of the pepper and then touch my lips without running for water. these peppers look beautiful but are, wow, hot.
- italian roasters and jalapenos
what didn't work:
- corn. maybe if we had more space we could make a square cluster and space them a little better. they might like more water too.
- green peppers, only because of the critters
for the fall:
pickling cucumbers, broccoli, kale, and brussels sprouts