Friday, June 25, 2010

Thrifty finds

I frequent the local thrift stores and thought I would share a recent find, as well as a quick project using a hand embroidered linen table runner.

On Wendesday I went to the Goodwill Outlet and found several vintage sheets that I will use as fabric. I also found this linen hand-embroidered table runner and thought it would look cute on a pillow, so I made a white pillow envelope-style pillow cover with a white thrifted sheet, but the runner and hand-stitched the sides. What do you think? How do you use your thrifted finds?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Strawberry Wine (or is that Whinin')

Strawberry season is upon us. I decided to drive out to Sauvie Island, pick some berries and make some fresh jam.

I didn't mean to match my shirt to the strawberries. So about the whinin'. The jam turned out great but somehow none of the jars sealed, even when I reprocessed them. So I have many quite tasty jars of strawberry far in my fridge and freezer.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Finally some sunny weather!!

It's my first official post!! I have been wanting to start a blog for some time but didn't get around to it until now. I am a nearly 30 something graduate student looking for an outlet for my creativity. I love thrift store shopping, vintage clothing and decor, shopping locally and handmade as well as just enjoying all that Oregon has to offer.
Oh yeah, I have tons of freckles, including one on my lip which people tend to point out as if I hadn't noticed it yet, so yes I do know that I have a freckle on my lip.

It's been such a rainy spring this year. We finally had some hot summer weather (in the mid-70's maybe lower 80's) this weekend. My fiance, LeMont and I did some hiking in the Gorge. We hiked to Wahkeena Falls, then up past the falls to the creek that feeds into it.

Till Later,