Sunday, January 25, 2009

Suzy Tompkins Buell

Suzy founded Esprit (with partner Jane Tise). Read about how she met her husband here.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Tomelilla Chair

Hauled this home from Chicago IKEA almost 10 years ago. The slipcover was very dirty. I didn't want to wash it because I was certain it would shrink. So in October I marked it up with a white crayon, and cut it up to make a pattern for a new slipcover. To make matters more difficult, I cut up a pile of jeans I'd been saving and pieced them together. This project took about 4 Saturdays to do: 1. make the pattern, 2. cutting it out, 3. sewing it together, 4. making the cushion. I can't even be objective. Is it good looking? I'm not even sure. But it's soft to the touch and the extra pockets on the side house the remote.

Slab Pies from COSTCO

A little rich, even Lizzy liked them. The pearl onions did not need to be there.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

theKLUBB meeting notes

Finally we all got together and toured Dawn's fantastic loft/condo. Every square inch yields new surprises. The "wall of storage" was a highlight and is my new inspiration for the playroom.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Elephant Gray

I visited these boots the customary 3 plus times before plunking down 91 dollars cash in from my secret stash in my purse. Having that exact amout left shows that this purchase was meant to be! (the downside is that the stash is depleted). When the salesperson told me that the color was called "elephant gray", I was sold. (if it was called "toxic waste dump gray", I'd still have $91 bucks in my purse.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

shoe closure

Got the brown ones online through Original price over $90 bucks. Then $26 plus shipping. I noticed this week the price is back up to $53??? It's that wierd online pricing thing frugal jo was talking about.