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Display Name: paulagibbs
Member Since: 11/8/07

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Oh my goodness...we are just going to start solids next week and this would be perfect. Please, please, please!!


Win this Babycook from Beaba! Holiday Giveaway 2009 | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
12/18/09 04:12 PM

I played with wood trains for hours when I was growing up...I hope my baby gets to do the same!


Win This Wooden Train Set from Black Wagon! Holiday Giveaway 2009 | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
12/2/09 11:15 AM

Curtains pillows for our new apartment. I have handsewed curtains before (in desperation), but there is no way that I want to do it again!


Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Unplggd Thursday Giveaway: Singer Curvy 8763 Sewing Machine
8/11/08 08:31 AM

Please, please, please! please!


Apartment Therapy New York | Thursday Giveaway: Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair in Red
7/10/08 01:54 PM

Capri # 2, in orange. Mmm.


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Thursday Giveaway: Giraffe Sconce by Jonathan Adler
6/12/08 03:01 PM

I too felt a little silly that the 10-year old boys behind me were the only ones as enthusiastic as myself, but I thought that the movie was pretty spectacular. I can overlook a lot of plot loops for a kitchen like that.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Inspiration Overload: I Love Speed Racer!
5/27/08 10:21 AM

I would love to know what you end up doing, as my papillon is very attached to her hideous plastic crate. I have thought about cutting air holes and a door in a sturdy box, decoupaging it with wallpaper, and setting it over the kennel for a quick fix...


Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI Good Questions: Camouflaging a Kennel?
5/12/08 01:18 PM

Please, please, please! I live in the middle of nowhere, and even the closest B&N doesn't carry this yet. :(


Apartment Therapy New York | Thursday Giveaway: Autographed AT Presents!
5/8/08 09:01 AM

Ooo - so lovely!


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | LA Thursday Giveaway: 02.28.08
2/28/08 08:58 AM

I tried putting the bed in a couple of places in our bedroom, but it ended up looking best right in front of our really tall windows and has a similar look (see http://www.flickr.com/photos/55323249@N00/830873570/in/set-72157603717580661/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/55323249@N00/830873494/in/set-72157603717580661/). I thought about getting a headboard, but I really like the height of the curtains and decided not to break up the line.

It's nice to see someone else make this work, too!


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Look! Using a curtain as a headboard
2/6/08 03:26 PM

Might as well try, 'cause I'd be awfully happy if I won!


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Thursday Giveaway: Sara Paloma Bottle
1/24/08 08:45 AM

Last Days of Disco.


Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Gift Bag 2007: Compact Shelf System from Insignia
12/19/07 07:31 AM

I've been saving up my luck for this one, I guess. (Crosses fingers.)


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Gift Bag 2007: Heath Ceramics Winter Bowl Set Books
12/18/07 09:30 AM

Ranunculus. I don't know why, but I've always loved the shape - in between a rose and a tulip, with that lovely spindly stem. When I got married in March (a year and a half ago), I convinced my florist to poke red and pink ranunculus in our bouquets alongside the tulips and daffodils. I have to say that I liked my flowers better than any I saw in the wedding magazines!


Apartment Therapy - Thursday Giveaway: Feather Flora Vase
11/15/07 09:10 AM

A year ago, my employer allowed me to take a class in print production at a local university. The course turned out to be much less helpful than I had hoped and the instructor seemed to delight in tossing out platitudes about art instead of the nitty-gritty printing details that I wanted.

Our final assignment was to design packaging for an item that could (theoretically) come out of a vending machine. At this point in the semester I was tired of completely irrelevant projects and decided to combine this with my Christmas gift for a cousin's two little girls. So, I designed patterns - my first ever! - for two small dolls, along with matching dresses, coats, hats, and shoes. I spent hours machine and handstitching them (along with making my own boxes), and the instructor was quite pleased that I was making a "statement" about handmade vs. made in China. I didn't have the heart to tell her that my true statement was to insert a touch of practicality into an otherwise useless assignment.

Anyhow, I made the dolls to match the little girls and I will never forget the looks on their faces when they tore off the wrapping paper and discovered that their dollies were made to look like them. Made. Not produced.

It made me want to sew a doll for every child I know.


Apartment Therapy - Thursday Giveaway: Amy Butler Prize Package
11/8/07 10:14 AM