Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fluff, Puff, and Throw

A recent trip to Joann's Fabrics had me wandering in a section that I typically do not visit- fabrics. I normally pass by the rows and rows of inspiration, but a recent "How To Make a Pillow Sham" article had me wondering if this was a project that I could handle.
It just so happens that I am moving into a new place and haven't been able to find exactly what I have been looking for with throw pillows; therefore, I decided to step up to the challenge. I am a table designer, not a seamstress so I called upon my friend Elizabeth to guide me through this project.
The result- four homemade pillows that do not look homemade. My personal favorite is the orange and yellow retro print throw - probably because the fabric was my grandmother's.
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

And The Winner Is...

Congratulations to Jasime M. from California- she is the winner of the Buon Compleanno Contest!
Thanks to all the All Set blog followers who entered the contest. Be sure to keep reading the Wednesday Weekly All Set blog posts- you never know what will be given away next. And Jasmine... Enjoy your pancakes!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Buon Compleanno Contest

Today is my beloved Nono's birthday! In honor of his special day, I am going to keep up with what was OUR Sunday morning tradition... enjoying breakfast at iHop. Every Sunday, I would find myself indulging in whole wheat pancakes while entertained by the stories of my Nono's weekly happenings. I'll tell you what- my grandfather was one heck of a story teller!

To encourage you- my readers, to stop and spend a Sunday morning with someone special, All Set is going to be raffling off a $15 gift certificate for iHop.

To Enter: send an email to with your NAME and MAILING ADDRESS. A winner will be selected on Tuesday, September 21. Check back next week on Wednesday, September 22 to see if you are the winner!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Celebrate With Coupons

Many retailers choose to celebrate national holidays with insane sales and savings. For all my fellow crafters, I would highly recommend making your way over to your local Michaels to stock up on supplies during the Labor Day Savings Event. Hurry... this Sale ends on Saturday, September 11.
Before you take off... be sure to print out these 5 coupons to save even more at the register!

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Grazie Merci Thank You

Located 30 miles south of San Francisco, nesseled in the Woodside Hills sits Filoli. This magical place is an historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century. Whether enjoying its beauty of the one-of-a-kind gardens or pursuing its educational opportunities, Filoli invites you to explore this cherished community resource.

My mother is a weekly volunteer at the Filoli Garden Shop. As a Thank You to all the volunteers for their hard work and dedication a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner was held. Luckily, I was my mother's +1.

As we made our way through the gardens, the sweet sounds of a jazz band led us to the dinner site. The once tennis courts of the Bourne Family made for the perfect venue for an outdoor event. 60" rounds were set with gingham linens with various potted plants as the centerpieces.

Good food, great company, and a fabulous venue made for a prefect evening- Thanks mom for the invite!