Shannon Berrey

Funkins!

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Out 'on location' decorating for Fall today. I will share more tomorrow. But here's a little hint.

It involves a bunch of these:

some paint, ribbon, glue, upholstery tacks, glitter, monograms, logo and a sharpie.....

sounds like a hot mess.

trust. 

Spirit Week

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

I have kept the sewing machine hot this week. It is Spirit Week at our high school which

 means a different theme/outfit everyday. Monday was ‘Decades Day’, so, of course,

Maris decided to don her 80’s attire. She couldn't find any pink legwarmers {need I remind

 you that our little town doesn’t have any malls, teen clothing stores, Claires—nada..within

 60 miles} I searched Wal-Mart with no success.

Enter plan B:

I bought a big pink sweatshirt for $7.

Know where I am going here?? Look closely and you can see the legwarmers in the above pic.

I cut off the sleeves, straightened up the hems a bit and folded

over the top to create a small hem.

  

 

I thought she rocked the 80's .

Tuesday came along and it was all about the 'Pink Out’ in honor of Cancer Awareness Month.

Remember when I made the volleyball team these? Well, this week I got busy with this pile:

 

 

A few minutes at the sewing machine and 6 yards turned into these pretties:

 

 

 

 

The JV team {on the floor} made awesome tie-dyed pink shirts and the Varsity team sported

Breast Cancer Awareness socks with their sparkly headbands.

 

 

There was pink support everywhere.

 

 

Even the ball was pink!

Then we moved on to today..

'Character Day'.

 Maris decided to go as, well, who else..baseball legend, Roger Maris.

For those unfamiliar with Roger Maris:

 

 

My Maris isn't named after him, but, she does get questioned about it often *. We didn't have time to order an official Roger Maris Yankees shirt {and I am cheap} so I bought a long-sleeve blue t-shirt from Wal-mart along with a pack of iron-on letters.  

 

 

 

 

After 'Maris' was ironed on {which was super easy}, I used frog tape to make a #9.

Using a combination of white craft paint mixed with textile medium, I started applying this

 in thin layers to the 9. 

{make sure you put a book or a piece of cardboard inside the shirt to prevent any bleed through}

 

 

 

 

It's really important to do this in thin layers so the paint doesn't bleed under the tape

{I used a hair dryer after every layer to speed up the process}.

 After I pulled off the tape, I was left with this:   

 

 

     

 

 

I turned it over to add the New York Yankees logo to the front. I found this image online:

 

 

 

 

I taped off a 4" {ish} area on the front left chest of the shirt and used chalk to sketch out the logo.

 

 

 

 

With a small paintbrush, I painted over the chalk lines. When it was dry, I used a damp cloth to wipe off any chalk lines that were left.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She threw on some baseball pants and called herself a Yankee

 

 

 

 

but, only for today.

 

Twin Day is tomorrow followed by the Talent Show and Homecoming on Friday.

I guess Mr. Sewing Machine and I will have yet another midnight rendevous. 

 

* we actually first heard {and loved} the name Maris on the TV show Frasier. Maris was Miles' never-seen

wife...remember?? 

Enveloping Color: Jimmy Stanton

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

I’m always excited to see new projects by designer Jimmy Stanton of Stanton Home

 Furnishings. His rooms have such an ease and comfort to them. So, it was a treat to

 see a showhouse that he recently completed in this months Atlanta Home Magazine.

 

Jimmy Stanton does such a great job at producing a cohesive home. One of his companies

signature concepts is their use of color: ‘we take one paint color and envelope the whole

 room in it—the walls, the doors, the ceiling, everything. It’s so comfortable; it pleases the

eye and changes the entire feel of the room. And we’ve done the whole house that way.'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos via Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Magazine via Erica George Hines 

Blackberry Farm

Monday, October 03, 2011

Even though I just returned from vacation, every fall I have a reoccurring desire—to visit the beautiful

luxury hotel called Blackberry Farm. Selfish, I know. But, I am so captivated with the beauty of this

 4,200 acre pastoral estate nestled in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. I know it won’t happen

 this fall, so let’s just enjoy the photos.

 

 

There are plenty of options in accommodations: cottages, larger homes, suites or estate

rooms. And no 2 rooms are decorated the same. Speaking of decorating, property

owner Kreis Beall with the help of Suzanne Kasler {yes, THAT Suzanne Kasler} has

done an amazing job with the interiors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The beauty is also appreciated in what the rich soil of the farm cultivates--fresh eggs, fruit

 and nut trees, cheese from their sheep, wild flower honey, grapes, black truffles, and of

course, blueberries. It can all be appreciated in the property’s restaurant {which Zagat

 honored as the #2 spot for hotel dining in America} known as The Barn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maybe next year I’ll have a picture to share of moi sitting right here…first bench seat on the

right, sipping some tea sweetened with wild flower honey out of Ball glasses…

  

{are you reading this, luver?!}

pics 1-4,6-13,15,16,18,19,23,26 via Blackberry Farm. 14,17,20,21,24,25 via Suzanne Kasler5,22 via Traditional Home 


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I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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