Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Holidays

The party was great!
We love to see so many of our Bloomsbury friends. It was such a fun night celebrating with so many people who are a big part of Bloomsbury Loft. Thank you for spending your evening with us and admiring our shop...we couldn't do it without you. And I hope that all of the people that I introduced our blog to will start reading and keeping up with our news...I'm talking to you Terri and Diana. One special thank you to Stacey for forwarding our newsletter to so many friends....you are so sweet...thank you.
Enjoy your holiday weekend and be sure to share our special shop with friends and family.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Diana......I hope your loving this new bracelet. I'm glad it will be part of your collection.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Creating with lockets

Each of these new pieces has a vintage or new locket. A couple "new" charm bracelets with vintage finds including earrings and pendants, even brass tags which are great. I added some crystals to give them the needed sparkle. And I really think I've got some great new earrings and necklaces for the shop. I'm excited about these new creations. Hope you enjoy them.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

More sewing.......Pete always in the middle of things

I bought this completely beautiful sewing machine from a customer at the shop. It sat around for a while until I found the perfect "home" for it in my family room. Now instead of lugging my not- so-pretty sewing machine up from the basement and taking over the kitchen table, I can sew anytime and not interupt the "flow" of the house. I put together my vintage fabrics and holiday tablecloths and made tons of pillows. I had such a nice day! It was a little too much for Pete. Come to the open house tomorrow night and see all the new handmades. ~ karla

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

It's finished and Pete loves it!

It's done and it turned out great! I think the mix of fabrics is just right. Bold but not too crazy.
It was a learning process and I'm going to continue my slipcovering "education" on more projects in waiting. This ottoman looks great in the store. Hopefully you'll see it when you come to our Holiday Open House on Friday night.....5:00-9:00. Don't miss it. We will have lots of goodies and we have great door prizes.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Project under way

Okay, I'm ready to tackle this "major" project of making a slipcover for this awesome ottoman.
I took apart the original to use as my pattern and I think I can do it. I decided to use our Anna Maria Horner fabric. These prints are bold and completely fun! And I thought it was a good idea to use a nice chocolate fabric for durability.....wish me luck, I think it's going to come out great!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Preparing for the holiday

We are preparing for the holiday open house......mark your calendars Nov. 21st 5-9 and throughout the weekend. We'll be showing off our holiday look and offering special pricing on merchandise all over the store. This weekend is supposed to bring in some chilly weather and we're hoping it gets you into the spirit of the season.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

More work in the studio

We've been spreading the new fabrics all over the store.....pillows, lampshades, chaircovers. We've even added them to vintage dishtowels and potholders. Once we get started it's had to stop. Working in the studio just makes up happy.