Friday, May 27, 2011

Handmade Crafts Blog Tour: The Empty Nest

I thought I would end the week with another Handmade Crafts Blog Tour!!! Don't you just love visiting new blogs and meeting new people?
So this week I thought I would feature the lovely Janet from The Empty Nest. She is a pure sweetheart. It's funny how sometimes you can remember exactly how you found a blog and I do remember when I came across hers. It was during a Barn Chick Blog Party  and while I was looking at everyone's posts I came across the most sweetest comments written by Janet. Her wonderful way of looking at things always puts a smile on my face.
Always so inspiring are her posts about how she slipcovers chairs. It will make you want to run to your local thrift store, find that ugly chair, and make it beautiful! In fact she has inspired me to try it ... just need to find that perfect chair. Don't worry dear hubby I won't be lugging in said chair in the house anytime soon.
If that isn't reason enough to visit her blog, Janet also makes amazing aprons, really truly amazing aprons. Best part is how eco-chic she is with her creations. Using old thrift store clothes she gives them a new beautiful life. One of my favorites, because I can't just pick one, is the Dorothy's Couture Apron. Oh, how that sweet embroidery speaks to my heart.
So make sure you stop by The Empty Nest, say hello, an enter her tote giveaway that is happening right now. Plus if you want to do a little shopping she shares her handmade goodness in her Etsy shop, How lucky are we?
(all pictures are courtesy of The Empty Nest - and like all pictures used in this tour ~ please ask the owner of the photos for permission to use them. Thanks)

1 comment:

janet said...

Dear Amanda,
What a lovely are too sweet. I'm sitting here with a huge smile on my face and pins and drop cloth piping in my hands.
Yup...found me another great thrifted chair!

Thank you for this and I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Janet xox