Monday, July 16, 2012

Uppercase Magazine and Oilcloth!!

Several months ago I was contacted by journalist Linzee Kull McCray that was excited about oilcloth. She was so excited about it that she wrote a really lovely article for Uppercase Magazine and I am honored to share it with you all!! 
Pretty pretty oilcloth!!
Sewing with Oilcloth garden apron pattern!
What a bright and pretty layout!
What's the difference? They published my laminate cotton, oilcloth and chalk cloth comparison. 
I'm so excited that our Modern June party banners made the magazine as well.
If your creative and curious then this is your magazine!! 
Back issues and subscriptions are available in the U shop. 
Uppercase's beautiful blog!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Get the Look: DIY Hankie Runner

This is such a fun and easy project. It literally took my 15 minutes sew and iron up my new runner. (Get the how to at the Country Living web site!) I used a basting stitch to join my hankies together, this way I'll be able to take out the stitches easily. You never know what I'll want to do with them in the future.
 My dining room now has a fresh vintage look with the airy addition of the vintage hankies. 
It's perfect for this HOT summer!
 Sew easy and pretty!!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Summer Sale!

Summer Sale 


The 4th of July has come and gone but summers in full swing!

Current turn around times on custom orders is 2-3 weeks depending on fabric availability.

So weather your a DIY'er or ready-made kind of person you can take advantage of our summer sale and save 20%
by entering the following coupon code at both Modern June and Oilcloth Addict. summersale20

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


I moved from Missouri to Richmond, VA exactly 22 years ago today. On July 4, 1990 when I was 22 years old and ready to conquer the world. I moved as far away from home as I could get. My destination was the VCU theatre department and my goal was a MFA in costume design. It's funny, I never started the program, instead I started working in the local theatres.

I spent my 20's working here and all over the country in theatre costume shops and on movie sets. I never regretted not going to grad school, not once. Surprisingly, Richmond became my home base. No matter where I landed a freelance job, and no matter how far I traveled for work, RVA was where I lived.

I never meant to stay here, in fact I hated it for a long time. Don and I ended up in D.C. for a few years but his work brought us back. I really resented coming back, at that time there wasn't enough theatre work to go around and all the good movies were being made elsewhere. I was bored, lonely and bitter. So I had a baby!! Some say that there's an old Indian curse that makes you unable to leave this River City of mine, maybe I'm living proof of that. 

It wasn't until I became a mom that Richmond became dear to me. Once Maddie and Aidan came along I traded my transient ways and finally I settled in and made us a home. I finally made great friends here, friends that became my family! The last 14 years have been the very best years of my life. My hubby, my kids, my friends and my sweet little house have made me a very happy girl.

It's weird. Today it feels like I've had 2 totally different lives. There's the Missouri me and my Virginia me. Man, I feel really freaking old. But I tell you one thing, I wouldn't trade a single day of my 44 years no matter where I lived.

Happy 4th of July!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Maddies Garden

My sweet 14 year old daughter, Maddie, has been toiling away in the garden all spring and summer long! In April she noticed that we had a tomato plant volunteer, she has very good eyes, that one. Here is the first fruit of her labors, one tiny little tomato with tons and tons to come.

Monday, July 2, 2012

My Etsy Finds: Washi Tape

You know me I'm all about the fabric and I often get stuck in an all-work-no-play rut. I don't scrap book and I'm not into paper projects but darn I really want to play with washi tape. The In the Clear Etsy shop had a really great selection, there I grabbed four prints. I have found a few ideas that interest me and I've created a Washi Wish board.
I want to start making a bunch of cloths pins that I saw on Pinterest. The DIY is on Factory Direct Craft. We use cloths pins in the studio everyday. It'll be nice to have some pretty ones.
I'd like to make some of coasters that I found at Design Dream Japan.
OMG! I love these washi tape garlands I saw on the Poppytalk blog.
I didn't know that it came in different widths!! Washi tape bottles and more can be found at S Joes Joe blog.

Over at one of my favorite bloger's, Torie Jayne, has a pretty and delicate washi bunting that I really love!!

Oh my the possibilities are just endless...

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Fathers Day Fun

Don and Donald Duck!! Patterson Mini Golf is a great spot of some kitschy Father's Day fun!!