Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tea Party

Yes, I'm grown but I still love to play tea party. It's not really playing I suppose. I love 1001 Nights Tea, roasted green with brown rice, Rooibos (super healthy) and Hibiscus to name a few.
I love old and odd tea sets although I don't have much information about them. One says Macau on the back, the others say Bavaria Schumann Arzberg Germany and Winterling Schwarzenbach Bavaria Germany on them.

I recently came into possession of the dinnerware from Yamaka China (Antique Rose) that I remembered using as a child! That will sit next to the Gildhar set. :D I need more cabinet space...

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Leathernu - Leather Furniture Repair

Leathernu - Leather Furniture Repair DIY
I bought a box of Leathernu several months ago and I finally got around to trying it out on my poor helpless WHITE couch. Now I know why people don't buy white couches or even worse, bonded leather. (IE bonded pleather; it's either leather or it's not, lesson learned.) Leathernu works like a charm but will probably take me a few applications to get the swing of it. Since this was a first time testing it out, I didn't mix the colors to get the off-white I needed for my couch on the second layer and it DOES show. I will be doing a third coat or layer of coloring and use the pointy white tip to mix some of the brown in before applying it directly to the chair. I will then clean and condition the whole piece with my Leather Therapy and leather oil condition that I usually get from the tac shop but you can get them through the link down below also. Good luck with your project!
Leather Therapy

Friday, November 15, 2013

DIY: The Interchangeable Bead Strap Dress

DIY Bead Strap Dress
 I had a dress that I bought at Ross or some other little cheapy shop for the beach. The around-the-neck ties went all helter skelter on me. This is the second time I've replaced them, I like the change and it's not like it's a Vera Wang or something. I've been wanting to use the big 4 color button for a while but decided not to on this dress. Maybe a ring later? I bought some super grip elastic and put it in the upper back area to keep the dress from slipping as it is a size to large for me. I love that stuff!