Thursday, April 30, 2009

We welcome our Bloomsbury Girl Gina Bishop

Bloomsbury Loft is in for a treat from our good friend Gina Bishop, she will be joining us for our Sale event and the Powell Street Market with a selection of her handpicked treasures. She is also a great artist in her own right, we love her "vintage meets modern style", just keep peeking in we are fueled with excitement with a lot of new things coming our way. Oh how we love our job, and how lucky are we to be able to do what we do and have friends like Gina!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


So many things to do we can't keep track of our dates straight! Our Big Sale Event will start on Saturday May 2nd and the Powell Street Market is on Sunday May 3rd. We will be sending a fresh newsletter to our subscribers with a reminder and a correction of this little boo boo! We hope to see a everyone there! I can't wait for the hunt I always find good treasures on this sale!

Monday, April 27, 2009

New Class Schedule

Our new class schedule is ready!! Sign up for a class this weekend (Don't miss our great big sale and the 1st Powell Street market of the season) and get a 2nd class for a friend at half price. We'd be happy to accommodate groups.... schedule your favorite class for a night of fun! Do you have something in mind you'd like to learn? Let us know.

Call for details and pricing 614.781.9479

Patchwork Purse...Fun sewing project using scrap fabrics to make a sweet clutch. Come enjoy the creative energy during this class.
Date: Thursday, May 14th 6:00 p.m.

Throw Pillow....Making pillows is fun and easy. And who can resist putting on your favorite initial. Select from our great assortment of designer fabrics.
Date: Thursday, May 21st 6:00 p.m.

Circus Flags....This easy project is a must. Combine a fun assortment of fabrics for these flags. Great for celebrations, umbrellas or bedrooms. They just make everything look better.
Date: Saturday, May 23rd 10:00 a.m.

Pillow Sham...Give new life to your existing throw pillows. Bring in a pillow that needs a new "outfit". Select from our great assortment of designer fabrics to make a envelope style pillow cover.
Date: Thursday, May 28th 6:00 p.m.

Celebration Crown...Create a great crown for your favorite princess. All kinds of unique materials included for this class. Fun class to enjoy with a friend!
Date: Thursday, June 4th 6:00 p.m.

Denim Revival...Update a plain jean jacket with great vintage finds. Ribbons, patches, buttons. Let your individuality shine!
Date: Thursday, June 11 6:00

Monday, April 20, 2009

Favorite things with a green attitude for a happy earth day!

The old jewelry box is now a sewing box! Love it...
Coffee sacks, fun pillows! Fun window with pretty art! The old lab desk is the new home office desk...

And... Pretty vintage sofa with a new modern look. A whiskey bottle, feedsack pillows, an old mantle and the sweet vanity mirror! All this pretty things have a new life, I love a repurpose object it is what brings joy to my job. I also love the new look on this room, it is just where vintage meets modern! Thank you Beth for working hard!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Let's go shopping

A beautiful day for shopping today!
The weather was amazing...
And the shop looks great after a recent shake up.

More linens with our special updated touches of beauty.

The pillows have just what they needed with the addition of the little "Bloomsbury" flower.

Monday, April 6, 2009

New Arrivals

More little birds "Bloomsbury Birds" have been showing up in the shop.So fun with their individual looks made from our favorite fabric combinations.They are just that little touch of spring that we love so much!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I was having a conversation with Beth and she reminded me of this great post that we both loved reading and it ocurred to me that the more people read this, the better the world would be! So here it goes. Enjoy!

The Optimist Creed
by Christian Larson
Promise Yourself To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet. To make all your friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them. To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best. To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own. To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature you meet. To give so much time to improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others. To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear and too happy to permit the presence of trouble. To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud word, but in great deeds. To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side, so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

Gardening How-To's

"Plant" your own flowers in unusual places and enjoy the rewards.

These soda cans were found at the Asian supermarket. So many beautiful finds in unexpected places. And when I started looking....I found that my local grocery store also has unique cans. Just start looking.

I used tin snips to cut off the top and bottom of the can, but was able to use regular scissors to cut the flower shapes. The cans are easy to cut and you will have more control with scissors.

Use a pen to sketch some simple flower shapes, circles for centers and leaves.
That's it....cut and attach to anything.
I used old tacks from another project to attach to the frame.

They look great layered together.

And, of course, my kids like the soda.
yuk..too surgary!