Saturday, November 22, 2014

Nordic Inspired, American Made

Nordic Ware
 Nordic Inspired, American Made is an exhibit that is currently going on until January 11, 2015 at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis in the kitchen of the early 1900 Turnblad mansion. Nordic Ware invented the bundt pan in 1950, you can visit their factory store in St Louis Park. Enjoy this little photo tour.
Nordic Ware

Nordic Ware

Nordic Ware

Nordic Ware

Nordic Ware

Nordic Ware

Nordic Ware

Nordic Ware

Nordic Ware

Nordic Ware

Nordic Wre

Nordic Ware

Nordic Ware

Nordic Ware

Nordic Ware
Do you own a bundt pan? I have used my bundt pan many times, you can see here, here, and here.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Holiday 14 Ideas House

 {This is not my house}  

Welcome to a little photo tour of the Bachman's Holiday 14 Ideas House.

Are you interested in 'visiting' some of the previous Ideas Houses? If so, these are just a click away: Fall 14, Spring 14, Holiday 13, Fall 13, Spring 13, Holiday 12, Fall 12, Spring 12, Holiday 11, Summer 11, Spring 11, Holiday 10, Summer 10, and Spring 10.
 
 In the front porch, a Scandinavian theme. Red vintage cage as shelving unit.
 Burlap tablecloth and scarves used as chair tiebacks.
 In the living room, vintage door as wall art.

 Picket fence layered with light-up PEACE sign.
 In the sunroom, pallet trees decorated with ornaments.
 In the dining room, pillow wrap layered with fabric as chair decoration.
 Large school room chalkboard used as wall art.
 In the kitchen, vintage cabinet as kitchen island.
 Ladder as kitchen utensil organization.
 In the game room, lampshade made from playing cards.
Game table painted with chalkboard paint, chair covers made from Monopoly dishtowels.
 Scrabble tile wall art made from square wood pieces.
 In the master bedroom, faux animal hide rug as tree skirt.
 Birch pole hung over bed accented with greens and holiday ornaments.
 Vases decorated with wooden ornaments.
 In the guest bedroom, throw blanket as tree skirt.
 Vintage bed frame.
 In the girls bedroom, "E" made from pieces of sweater and stitched together with yarn.
 Christmas tree made from pieces of sweater and stitched together with yarn.
 Stacked sofa tables stacked as shelving unit, cosmetic suitcase as a DVD holder.

  I'll leave you with my favorite photo.
What was your favorite part?

PS I hope you get a chance to visit this Holiday 2014 Ideas House (there are so many more ideas to see than are in these photos) it is open November 6 - December 14, 2014. The Spring 2015 Ideas House is planned for March 19 - April 12 2015.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

STYLO no. 3 Grey Zone

STYLO no.3 Grey Zone by nest full of eggs
Photo (and graphic added) by Stacy
Yesterday I shared my Peaches and Cream look for STYLO issue three. Now today I’ve got my Grey Zone look to share. Again, just like for the Peaches and Cream photos, all of the Grey Zone photos featured in STYLO were taken by my friend Stacy ~ thank you Stacy!

This whole outfit came together because I was really inspired by the black and white pins found in the STYLO no.3 Mood Board. Black and white can be so classic, classy, and chic. So this is my little Diane Keaton look. Or maybe it could be Mary Tyler Moore since the photos were taken in downtown Minneapolis. I love the contrast going on here, black and white, masculine and feminine. Anyway, just something different for STYLO and maybe something a little different from what I usually make… maybe some people are surprised I didn’t sew a dress!

Here are the details about my Grey Zone look...
STYLO no.3 Grey Zone by nest full of eggs
Sis Boom Ethan Shirt 
Fabric: white cotton, from SR Harris
Notions: white Dill buttons, from Michael Levine
Size: 6
I’ve already used this pattern a couple of times and it’s a really good button shirt pattern because it has a collar with a separate collar stand. For this white shirt I eliminated the front patch pocket.

STYLO no.3 Grey Zone by nest full of eggs
Oliver + S Art Museum Trousers
Fabrics:
black wool with white dots, from SR Harris
lining: black and white graphic print cotton, Night and Day designed by Kim Schaefer for Andover Fabrics, from Michael Levine
Notions: 
black Dill buttons, from SR Harris
white zipper, from SR Harris
Size: 5 with size 6 length
This was the fourth time I’ve used this pattern, it’s my favorite pants pattern. I used this zipper fly tutorial and this was only my second zipper fly! On these pants I eliminated the belt loops. I absolutely love this black wool! I need to go back to the store to buy some more because I would love to sew myself a pair of pants with this fabric.

STYLO no.3 Grey Zone by nest full of eggs

STYLO no.3 Grey Zone by nest full of eggs

STYLO no.3 Grey Zone by nest full of eggs
Oliver + S Forest Path Cape
Fabrics: 
black wool coating, from SR Harris
lining: black and white graphic print cotton, North Star “GRAPHYX” designed by Mark Hordyszynski for Micheal Miller, from Michael Levine
Notions: black Dill buttons, from SR Harris
Size: 6
I love this cape! It has such a nice shape, great style, and comes together so nicely. I would love to sew myself one and lucky for me, there is a women’s version of the pattern. And how perfect is the name of the lining print ‘North Star’ since I live in Minnesota where the State Motto is “L’Etoile du Nord” which is french for “The Star of the North” and the most common nickname for Minnesota is “The North Star State."
STYLO no.3 Grey Zone by nest full of eggs

STYLO no.3 Grey Zone by nest full of eggs
Peaches and Peanuts The Tie 
Fabric: black and white graphic satin, from SR Harris
Size: Child S/M
This is the first tie I ever made! It was such a fun sewing project and I would never hesitate in the future to sew another tie using this pattern. A tie can really add something unique (to an outfit) whether it’s a print or a color. I love how in the first photo the lines on the tie echo the lines in the window of the building in the background.
STYLO no.3 Grey Zone by nest full of eggs
I did bring my camera along to the photo shoot and I got exactly one photo and this is it because right after I snapped this shot my girl went running off! (The wind was gusty at the top of these stairs ~ look at her hair!) She was particularly more difficult to photograph during this photo shoot because she was running around all over the place. Stacy performed miracles to capture a few photos of her! That being said I’m sure you can understand why I’m very grateful to own a dress form :)

STYLO no.3 Grey Zone by nest full of eggs
You must go check out the details about the Grey Zone look that Stacy made for her daughter.

Thanks to Michael Levine for providing some of the materials for this look. Use the coupon code 'Stylo10', which is good for 10% off your entire purchase.
Thanks for stopping by. I just love sewing and it’s a joy to share what I create. One of the things I love so much about STYLO is that it brings the online sewing community together. Thank you STYLO!