Thursday, October 28, 2010

Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market: Guest Blog Post: Janssen Designs

Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market: Guest Blog Post: Janssen Designs: "As we are finalizing details for the 2011 Horseshoe Markets (we promise info coming soon!), we've had a chance to reflect on some things we ..."

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

In major production mode

I am in big-time production mode for the craft fair October 2nd. Before last week, I had ever only made a few children's clothing items at once so it's really exciting to see all these creations together!!

My studio is a bit messy now but that's a good thing!

sewing room

Colorful serger scraps in the trash can along with serger cones.

serger cones

I have about 20 dresses made and am now working on girl's shirts.
Janssen Designs upcycled dressesJanssen Designs upcycled dresses

It's hard to know how many items to make for my very first craft fair.  If you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them! thanks!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

thrifted chairs!

I have a love affair with vintage chairs and I can't seem to stop buying them! When they are only about $5 at the thrift store, they are hard to pass up.

I picked this one up about a year ago and still haven't replaced the fabric. But I totally love this chair from Thonet!! (behind the chair is a gorgeous easel and a stool my dad made for us).

vintage Thonet chair

This bentwood chair came next-it's a beauty but needs a little reinforcement underneath to be stable and maybe a new fabric top.
vintage bentwood chair

This blue vinyl and chrome chair from the 50's is now my sewing chair!

vintage vinyl and chrome chair

My recent addition is this Heywood Wakefield chair!

vintage Heywood Wakefield chairvintage Heywood Wakefield chair

We have our house on the market and will hopefully be moving soon (within the same area) so I had better stop buying chairs (for now).

have a great day!