{air your laundry Friday} #49

In addition to visiting last week’s pretty textile links,
I spent today priming and painting the French doors in my kitchen.
It’s the one task that I have been seriously procrastinating since starting the makeover.
Between both doors there are 24 window glass panes
and the thought of sanding, priming, and painting them all
quite simply didn’t appeal to me when there were other cool changes to be done.

Actually, there are 48 glass panes if you count the other side of the door. 
(Just felt the need to mention that.)

I’m breathing a {sigh} of happiness now that I can check them off the list
and what. a. difference. the white doors make in my kitchen.
(Something about high gloss poly on unstained Pine just didn’t appeal to me.)

Anyhow, the gray cloud that hovered in December has passed and
Stella got her groove back.

I have so much to share but I’ll save it for another post
considering this is entirely unrelated to the link party or textiles.
(You know how I am. Condense & paraphrase are not in my blog repertoire.)
Here are the awesome textile features from last week…
Jamie at Owl Really shared a GREAT tutorial
on how to make this giant fabric bloom bouquet.
(I’m talking size-of-a-dinner-plate-giant.)
I love it…and will be making three using linen.
Do you remember my giant wallflowers?
I wanted to make one or a few for my dining area slash kitchen wall
but I’m lovin’ the texture of this style even more.
Thanks for the inspiration and perfect timing, Jamie!
Becky at Sweet Bee Hollow made some adorable re-purposed denim garland
…and this beautiful indigo and faded denim patchwork throw.
If you’ve been around for a while, you might remember that I have a thing for worn denim.
Janet at The Empty Nest shared her gorgeous aprons
but I just {love} her attitude in this post.
 You’ll just have to read it to know what I’m talking about.
Melissa at Shabby Love shared a pretty Drop Cloth Shower Curtain Tutorial.
I just love the idea behind these Bubble Wrap Print Napkins
made by Ashlyn at Pinecone Place.
Cute. Cute. Cute.
And, how sweet are these Hedgehog Critter Mittens
that Cheryl at Sew-Can-Do shared?
(Full tutorial too.)
As always, thank you for linking or looking!

Textile Party Rules
1. Please link up TEXTILE projects and inspiration only.
(As long at is uses a fabric in some way, it’s linkable.)

 2. Please link to your actual post, not to your blog in general.
3. As a common courtesy, I’d love it if you linked back with a text link
or my button (sidebar).

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  1. WhyCuzICan says:

    As always, thanks for your Hostessing efforts Jami :)

    Love the Features this week– I started a fresh pin for owlreally’s flower the moment I saw it last week!

    Suzanne at WhyCuzICan

  2. Hey there Jami, I’m sharing my old crazy quilt inspiration. I’m not much of a sewing DIY’er, hope just sharing the textile fun works! xoxo

  3. Thanks for hosting, Jami!

  4. Hi Jami,

    Love all the talented features! I simply cannot wait to see your kitchen project! And I can’t believe that there are that many windows…eek! I have issues painting walls on their own, let alone windows & trim, etc.! lol Have a beautiful upcoming weekend!


  5. Aw. Thanks for taking the time to read my novel, Jessie. Clarification: I don’t have 24 windows in my entire house, let alone my kitchen! (There are 24 window panes on the French doors.)

  6. SueAnn says:

    Love the organza flower! Wowzers!
    And so easy to do!

  7. Miranda says:

    Jami, you host my very favorite party around. I am obsessed with textiles and anything to do with fabric. I just need to learn how to sew myself…

  8. jamie says:

    thank you so much for featuring my flower!

  9. Melissa says:

    Jami, thank you so much for featuring my shower curtain!!! I really appreciate it! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

  10. janet says:

    Good Morning Jami,

    Many thanks for featuring my ‘Rejected’ aprons ;->

    You know what they say..”If you don’t laugh, you will cry” I choose to laugh…life is way too short to be depressed over a silly rejection letter.

    Enjoy the weekend

    janet xox

  11. Thanks so much for featuring my Hedgehog Mitten Pattern! And for hosting a great party:)

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  13. sorry, I didn’t realize it had to be fabric related, I was just so glad to find a friday link up that wasn’t like 500 people. lol. I’ll understand if you take mine down.
    Jenn from JustAddWaterSilly.com

  14. Patty says:

    Thanks for hosting. Love your lovely blog :)

  15. Thank you Jami for hosting and sharing all the fun & inspiration each week.
    Happy 2012!

  16. Courtney ~ French Country Cottage says:

    Yay!!! So excited to have something to link up to your party with this week!! Thanks for hosting! :)

  17. Hi Jami
    I’ve just found your lovely blog.
    I’m now your newest follower.

    I would love you to pop over and see me (when you get a mo) and I’ll get out my prettiest teacups amd make you welcome!

    I’m going to take a look at some of the ‘Air your Laundry’ links and I’ll link myself soon.


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