Tuesday, July 31, 2007

hay is for horses

i got these great bookends for my fiance this past weekend. his birthday is today, and he mentioned a while back that he wanted unique/odd bookends. while i was browsing at goodwill i found these and just had to have them...i mean get them for him. they were only $1.99, so what the hay, right? (pun intended). i just love the color and that old roman empire feel. pair them up with orange, and you have a fabulous display. now i just need a place to put them...

Friday, July 27, 2007

best dayton fabric store

if you live in dayton, ohio, and i know i do, there is a great little shop in centerville where you can get some awesome fabrics. It's called Sew-A-Lot and it's on main street, right off of route 48. they mostly have quilting fabric, but they have alot of Amy Butler's lines plus Joel Dewberry. the original owner's daughter also has a blog http://sewalotnews.blogspot.com/for Sew A-Lot news.

i just bought a package of fat quarters from Sew-A-Lot of Joel's designs.

i think i will make a change puse out of the chestnuts, they're precious! my mom is coming in from new jersey to be at my two bridal showers this weekend, so i think i will make it for her. so far, a change purse is about all i can do, but this is all about learning, right?

Thursday, July 26, 2007

the first post, how darling!

about an hour ago while i was sitting at my desk at work, i decided to start my own blog. i can't imagine anything is going to come of this, but it's worth a try.

basically, as i surf the internet and come across different blogs, i find there may be alot dedicated to the stylish home, there is not a whole lot on being crafty in the home. if there is, please let me know!

i decided to make HOME AID because i just starting living in my first apartment and it needs some help. so as i go along in this journey, i'm hoping this can be a place for an exchanging of ideas or just a place to post some fun things i find/do along the way.

i don't have a lot of money, so i thrive off of garage sales, thrift stores, sales of any kind, and my own ideas. i might splurge from time to time on a nice piece of furniture, but i'm getting married in september -- funds are low. moreover, i received my first sewing machine a few months ago as a graduation present, so i'm teaching myself to sew. if you didn't know, there is a serious lack of sewing blogs. there are a few, but i don't want to read about grandma's sewing (although vintage patterns can be quite amazing), i want real craft mafia type of stuff!

so welcome to HOME AID. i'd like to post about housewares, sewing, and since my fiance is a graphic designer, anything that has to do with indie design.

i think this is going to be fun. . .