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Friday, April 29, 2011

Online Fabric Tips

I know a lot of people are very timid about purchasing items online, I am too. But, when being so limited with selections (especially in Tennessee) I have to purchase many things online, fabric being crucial. Here are some of my tips when purchasing online.

  • Always opt to purhcase the sample before ordering

  • Check their return policy. Are returns allowed? Who pays shipping? Is there a restocking fee?

  • Check the pattern repeat specifics, I have thought things repeated how I envisioned them until it arrived. It they don't state the repeat, do request it.

  • Do they measure with a few extra inches? This is helpful in case you get a bad cut job or it has been unevenly cut.

  • You may want to check the color on multiple screens, my work ad hoem computers can vary.

  • Read the stores policy on shipping, some take weeks to even ship out to you.

  • If they website or anything seems fishy, it could be. If they don't have a contact number or contact email, don't order.

  • I prefer to use a creditcard with great buyer protection, this allows me to feel safer about my online purchases.

Feel free to post your online fabric shopping advice.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pinky Patterns

While searching for the perfect fabric for a new client I was so inspired by pink patterns today and wanted to share....

Monday, April 11, 2011

Sips and Strokes

If a place opens up by your house called "Sips and Strokes" you better bet that you'll want to take your bff Ali for a Friday night. Yes, that is the name and we had fun with it. We also have a place called "Sprited Artwork" but the name isn't as fun. They are both places where you take a one night painting class while they encourage you to drink. I love the concept. Each night is a different painting. Ali and I were lucky to have a private lesson and of course she ended up knowing the instructor through a friend. Those Morristown people are very friendly.

I really enjoyed it and cannot wait to go back. My favorite part was mixing all of the colors, it made me want to finger paint. If you want to go to a class, call me! I'll go! I' really the worst painter ever and I doubt Bryan will let me hang anything up. Oh well, it's fun!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Welcome home to DECORella

DECORella now has a home on Facebook. "Like" us today to get the news and updates right on your newsfeed. HERE

One At A Time

I am still learning so much as I venture through each new project. New techniques, time per project and expectations are all improving.