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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

j caroline

I have been wanting to feature this girl for the longest time. jcaroline creative.........I admit it.........I'm a bit intimidated........I didn't want to leave anything out. She's pretty famous in the sewing world......she's even been published in many magazines. She can pretty much do anything with fabric and keep her sense of humor and we all know I can't do anything with fabric and my sense of humor would turn from wicked to downright evil.

She started j.caroline creative a few years ago when she was designing handbags. Since then, she has grown her business into a bit of all things creative. Need something? Check out her store.
What keeps me coming back to her site are her witty remarks, her fearless photos of her messy office (you will never see my messy scraproom) and all her crafty endeavors. This is her office after shot. Love the shelving. You have to read her post about this one. She just makes me giggle.


She is the master of re-upholstering furniture. This is one skill I would really like to have......

From this ugly old thing..........it's hard to imagine this being hip isn't it?



To this!!!!Or what about these two old forgotten bedside dressers. using fabric?.......this changes things people. It's not just paint anymore............watch out!Love the lines of this chair. Not the color.........She can fix it, just hold on. From drab.............to fab! Are you inspired yet? Or overwhelmed? Or maybe just plain depressed.

Well then how about a little treat?


Cupcakes from her daughters party. I can do that..........it's using paper.

To speak to my organizing obsession, I found these totes she made......with fabric from her store of course.

We've all been to Wordle.net..........(if you haven't you must go) She took her idea, printed it either on fabric or a iron transfer and made this pillow. Love that idea. My mormon sister did this for her neighborhood..........used Wordle that is. Printed out words for each family and framed it. Isn't that a great idea? I think one of her best re-do's............are these shoes! Who thinks to update their shoes?! This could start a trend.See...........I told you. Enjoy yourself while visiting j caroline. Be sure not to miss the mini Christmas photo shoot she tried with her daughter. Love the wit!

46 comments:

Chrissy said...

So cute...especially the shoes!

Sandy Toes said...

Oh my goodnes..those shoes are amazing! I love those cupcakes..I could do that!
Wow..she is amazing!
-sandy toe

Kimberly said...

I'm totally with you on the wanting to know how to re-upholster furniture! I'll have to go check her out. Love the feature! :o)

Kelly said...

Holy cow! Need I say more? That's my couch - but oh so much better. Where can I learn to do that? ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

Tanya said...

Wow, I love the furniture makeovers. Awesome!

tara @ kidz said...

Everything is amazing, but that kids room sent my jaw to the floor. So cute!

Connie said...

Wow! You find the best blogs...thanks for sharing! Connie

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Pajama Mama said...

Wow...she looks waaaay too talented...where's the balance? thanks for the link!

kristen

Christina Lee said...

Wow- love the shoes- I have to try that!

Mandy said...

WOW at those furniture makeovers! Especially the couch and chair! And I looove the idea to put the wordle art on fabric!

Astrid said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! I can't wait to check out her site. I wish I was that creative. :) sigh...

Pattie Cordova said...

cute! I love the totes.

Emilee Grace Co. said...

Oh.My.Goodness. I'm so jealous of her creativity!!!!!! I wish I had the time to do all those fun projects. Those cupakes - I'm doing those soon. How cute are they?

Tasha said...

Amazing! I love finding all these great places from you!!

Jenny said...

Wow, everything is awesome! I wish I could be creative.

les_mason_curt said...

oooh la la, i love her already

Lisette said...

There are a couple things I'd like to cover and make new myself!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

WoW! Thank you! I love the black and white chair.

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Just the shoe idea alone makes me love her! ha! I've been a fan for a while. Great post:-)

Little Birdie Secrets said...

WE LOVE HER!! Glad you featured it!

SoBella Creations said...

I have been a fan of J. Caroline Creative for a few years now. She was my first source of Ribbon when I started making hair bows.

Jen r. said...

Kim, I love her! She's fab!
Do you mind updating my blog link when I get a chance? :)
http://sanctuaryart.blogspot.com/

mx2mommy said...

Yes, ribbon is the perfect re-do! They look great! Nice job!
Janae

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

So Cute!

Thanks!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Thanks so much for doing all the "legwork", or in this case, wrist work, to bring us a wonderful helping of daily inspriation. You are appreciated!

Dena Berg (SugarShop) said...

How fun, I just found your blog through jcaroline and have it bookmarked! Love it! Look forward to checking back in!

* TONYA * said...

I've been a big fan of jcaroline creative for a while now. So much talent. I wish I could have just a tiny piece of that.

Holly said...

OOooooo! She's the reason I took up sewing! I totally LOVE her!

Gordostyle said...

Unbelievable! I love EVERY single thing she has done! Amazing! And those shoes... now that is COOL! My mind would have NEVER went there. Never!

Good pick!

Smiles,
Jen

LuLu & Co. said...

Yea! thank you for featuring her i have not seen her blog before. How fun,
LuLu

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! that is wonderful...

i'm kelly said...

it looks like everything she touches turns to gold. what a fun find!

Kristin said...

I love j caroline! I love her how-to tips on her website and have learned so much from them!!

Gray Matters said...

She is one of my absolute favorites - I dream of having talent like hers.

Caroline Alexander said...

Wow, I wish I could be that talented with fabric. Amazing!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

WOW!! Jcaroline is amazing. I wish I had all of that talent.

tspwlv said...

I have loved JCaroline since I saw her store as a ribbon source in an article by Stacy Julian. I bought some awesome paisley fabric from her too, which my mom used to cover a chair cushion with. LOVE LOVE LOVE her store.

Chelsea said...

I just wanted to say that I love your blog!

I can always count on being inspired when I stop by:)

Kathy said...

Thanks for sharing.
Kathy :)

Dottie said...

Thanks for sharing this GREAT site with us! I have downloaded a few of her tutorials and will be starting the vinyl bag shortly! so excited!

Jessica said...

LOVE her stuff!!

good find, kim!

Shannon D said...

I would KILL to be able to re-upholster!!!! I've got two chairs I need to do it to and I'm in the process of getting prices. IT AIN'T CHEAP!!

Jessica K. said...

I've been reading her blog for awhile now and I've ordered from her too in the past. Great gal and I love her stuff...messy or not!

Melissa Lester said...

I am so excited to visit this one! Those totes are so cute; I hope she gives directions because I have been looking for some and couldn't find a fabric or pricepoint that I liked. I didn't even consider making them myself! And that sofa; oh my! Did you notice how perfectly placed the pattern is? I would like to follow this gal around for a while to find out how she does it all.

Amy Jo said...

Hey....Great pick to feature her! I saw her site a few months ago and read through it all. I'm sure it's time to go back again and be impressed.