Updates + Fabric Friday {Parson Gray}

If you follow my blog regularly, you're probably wondering what I have been up to. I thought I would include a little recap of my current projects since I was away last week and my main post for this week was my pallet wall.

- Bought wood and supplies to turn my dresser into a kitchen island.  I will be taking you through this journey step by step.

- Started the pattern to slipcover Owen's rocking chair.  I will also share this with you as best as I can.

- Working on my first blog button.  Yikes!  Quite intimidating. 

- Halfway done with the top piece of my quilt. I didn't get to work on it last week as much as I had hoped.

- Project that I started and needed a break away from

This pattern is by far the most ambiguous one I have ever read.  I got really stumped with the ruffle part, so I will make my own ruffle.  The pattern is from Wal-Mart, and I will never recommend it to any beginner sewer.  I wouldn't consider myself a beginner, yet I had to do a lot of unpicking on this dress!  I will get back to this dress as soon as I can look at it without getting mad.  grrrrr.  :)

-Project for the weekend:  Attending my local flea market on Sat. hoping to find some unique (cheap) items for the home.   I haven't attended in a least a year, and it's only open on the weekends. 

Okay, so onto Fabric Friday!  Have you heard of Parson Gray aka David Butler???  Okay, I'm a fan of Amy Butler, but I had no clue her husband designs too!  I'm a bit late in the game knowing this, but that's okay.  I'm happy to know about it now.   He offers sewing, home decor, and laminated fabric just like Amy.  Sometimes, I find it difficult to find fabrics that are suited for men, but I think this collection is a definite winner.  I could see both sexes using most of these prints. 

You can see the entire Curious Nature collection here.





  1. Can't wait to see the island!

  2. I love that dress, that material is darling!

  3. that dresser is so pretty, it will be such a great island! LOve the dress you made and how cool is it that Amy's husband also designs fabric! I had no clue but I love his designs...


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