Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Just Listed: Kiss Lock Purses

I just listed a new batch of kiss lock purses. They are made out of laminated cotton, which makes them perfect for all your make up. I hope you like these as much as we do!!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Wordless Wednesday...

A day late!! Join me in my love of Instagram my handle is The Modern June!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Oilcloth Placemats

I am loving the new placemats that my Junies made for me last week. We have so many new oilcloth prints I just had to freshen up my summer table with something new a pretty!
The Red Bloom oilcloth on one side and Blue Doily with Fruit on the reverse and yellow gingham for the trim. We sell them in sets of 2, 4 and 6 and you get to choose from 50 oilcloths. We love seeing what new combinations people come up with!! 


Saturday, July 20, 2013

New Oilcloth Swatch Sheets

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Gardening: Freshening up

Since the 100 year old tree came down almost 2 years ago during Hurricane Irene, our back yard has been a nightmare. Although we've come along way from this mud pit we've really given up on our garden dreams. What we planted before and after Irene and 7 months of construction has left to go wild, but watch out, I'm taking it back. Let's just blame the time it takes to write a sewing book!

On Saturday I trimmed back the Acuba that was blocking our view of the bird feeder. We inherited these hardy bushes with the house, every couple of years they need a good hard pruning or they will take over. I know this for a fact now!

Inspired by my ability to work in 90 degree heat in the middle of the afternoon, my hubby started clearing out the weedy vines on the other side of the fence. This was once home to my children's picking garden and fairy central.

Work in Progress!
Now that I can see the bones of the west side of the house and I'm making plans to make it better. There as some lovely bushes back in the little nook, a gorgeous cottage rose bush and a gardenia, that might need to be placed in the main garden where we can see them. I'd like to replace the old fence (finally), clean up the arbor and plant some slow growing azaleas back there so I can forget about that little corner until spring blossoms arrive every year.

I awoke on Sunday with a feeling that I hadn't had in ages, the urge to get dirty and garden. My goal was to clean up the section of garden closets to the kitchen door. After cleaning out the morning glories, vinca and a multitude of day lilies, I went shopping!

The addition of a Star Gazer Lily, 3 Purple Coneflowers, and 3 funny looking Black Eyed Susan's have really brought new life to that side of the house. This week I want to work on the slate patio and I'd love to paint the back porch, if I can get the cat off the railings long enough.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Modern June Studio: Fabric Storage

After 7 years of business I finally have proper storage for all of our laminated cottons, chalk cloth and oilcloth!! I am just a happy as I can be. The other day I went in to the studio early and was overwhelmed by the days tasks. Then I turned my head and saw my pretty new wall of fabric and I actually waved at it, like a teenage girl flirting with a boy across the lunchroom. Hhheeeey! Yikes, I hope I didn't blush! 
Nicole loves it!
Geneva and Kathie love it!