Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Frenchy Pillows & Such

Some of you had asked about the color of my hallway walls. It is La Fonda Wild West Green by Valspar. I adore this color! Not too dark, not too light, just perfect!

Above is another book wreath I made following The Shabby Nest's directions.

And here is a mirror that I pulled out of the attic the other day. The home's previous owner must have left it up there, and I kept looking at it thinking, "I've got to find a place for it!".

And so up it went in our family room. I love how it's black around the edges and the mirror is wavy from age. And the curves are just yummy!

And just because I probably have ADD or something, I decided to try to hand at making a pillowcase this morning. Granted, it's very basic and my first try at this, but I still like the way it turned out!

I used iron-on paper to put the writing onto the unbleached cotton fabric, and I definitely want to try this again. Every time I try a new project I learn something new!

I am loving this COLD weather, as long as I don't have to be outside in it! Makes me want to hunker down, get my sewing machine and painting supplies out, stay in my pjs all day (yes, I paint in my pajamas!) and PLAY!!


  1. Hey there! I love the color so much ~ I really am a green person and this green is just right like you said!
    The book wreath is awesome I really need to make myself one... someday ~ guess I need to add that to the list!
    Many Blessings

  2. seriously, your home is just so magical & inviting. i adore everything you do, find & create.

  3. Your home is so beautiful. It makes me want to pop over for a visit and drink a cup of coffee! :)

  4. It is a good color and plays so well with your neutrals like the fabby pillows!

  5. I haven't been here is some time , but I just finished catching up , boy you've been busy making great pieces at great prices , love that ! the kidsa re getting so big and sweet , adorable.

  6. the wall color is beautiful! The mirror is adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Okay, one- WHO ARE YOU?? ARE YOU REALLY MY BEST FRIENDS SISTER?! lol I want your new book wreath that you made for my new apartment next month- can you teach me how to make one?

    And just be creative?

    And DIY?

    And, be cool? Cause you are :)


  8. Who knew New Holland could hold such a gorgeous, could-be-featured-in-a-magazine, yet completely approachable home?!?! YOU are amazing...I love that home of yours (located in my childhood hometown!) and while my mind's eye can see what I want done, my lack of a crafter's skill (and patience to actually COMPLETE a project if it can't be done in 10 minutes) leaves me frustrated at times. BEAUTIFUL blog!!!

    Thanks for the inspiration! I should leave comments more often, but time is quite short for perusing and commenting in blogdom these days (for me)!

    Jeane` (a friend of Janelle's)


I love hearing from you! Thanks for your comments! ~Aimee


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