Wednesday, January 16, 2013

What's New Wednesday

Welcome to a new feature here on the blog: What's New Wednesdays.  Every other Wednesday the blog will feature some of my new shop listings, any specials or sales that are going on, and just some general shop updates.  As always, blog readers receive 10% anything in my store with the code: READER13

Here's what's new this week:

Monday, January 7, 2013

Red Heart Boutique Rigoletto Sequins

Thanks to those of you who replied to my last post on the MCM furniture!

One of my goals for 2013 is to get back into crafting and complete a few projects before the year is over.  When I was at Joann's to pick up some supplies to get started, I came across this yarn: Red Heart's Boutique Rigoletto Sequins in Tangerine.  It came with the pattern to make the above scarf and it probably took me all of 20-30 minutes to make.

It was a bit tricky to figure out at first, since this yarn is already knit and you are kind of pick up stitches and you only have 2 stitches on your needles.  After I watched the you tube video, all my confusion was cleared up and before I knew it, I was done.

I think easing into the crafting goal was the best way for me to get the ball rolling.  

Oh, and do you like my new dress form?  I drove to Columbus, OH to get it and did some thrifting on my way there.  Check out my finds later in the week.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

MCM Furniture Identification

Hi Friends!  Happy New Year!

I begin 2013 with a call for help on identifying some MCM furniture a friend of mine just acquired for a design job.  We know that the couch and chair have been reupholstered, since the previous owner did this for a living and many of the pieces in the house were redone. 

We suspect that the couch is by Adrian Pearsell, but have no label and we weren't able to locate this exact couch with three (middle leg) legs in a catalog to confirm our suspicions.   

We are pretty sure that the couch and chair are not by the same maker and were probably married with the reupholstering.  So, does anyone have any information on either of these pieces?  Does anyone know the maker? Any help would awesome!  Thanks!