Sunday, December 12, 2010

Merry Christmas!

This year we decided to have a Christmas Recital for the girls and some friends.  We share the same piano teacher and we thought it would be fun to have them each perform their Christmas songs for the parents and friends.  We won't be home for Christmas this year so this gave me an excuse to go ahead and decorate anyway!  It was so much fun that we think it will become an annual event.  I thought I'd share some pics of the house and the party...
We usually put up a tree in the Family room but this year we put it in the Piano room for the recital...
This is the view from the family room to the front entry.  You can see our snowman collection on top of the entertainment center.
I put a group of family pictures from Christmas's past in the Entry...
Here is the front stairway banister
This year's Christmas craft (more on that later!)

Dining room buffet with green and red trees that I made.

Looking down from upstairs. 

 In the Family Room

Can't wait til next year's party!  Merry Christmas from the Danko's!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Lots of pics in this post!  Since we gave Austin her own room for Christmas LAST year I really felt like I should get it finished before Christmas THIS year!  Why do these projects take me so long?!?!  Maybe because I change my mind a hundred and one times before I commit?  Well, here it is.. I'll start with some of the "before's"...

 Initially, we were going use this as a guest room.  We painted stripes under the chair-rail (which I never liked) and we really didn't want to have to re-paint.  The challenge was trying to find something girly that would work with this green! 
 Austin practically inhales books, so I wanted her to have a comfortable reading chair to curl up in.  I looked EVERYWHERE and finally found this chair at a local consignment store.  Husband thought I was crazy!I picked up this bench at HomeGoods.  It opens and has a small amount of storage space, perfect for books!
Here they are re-covered...
I found these ceramic medallions at a local drapery supply store.  They were plain ceramic, so I painted them and then glued them to wood dowels...really simple!
I LOVE the way the chair came out!  I also have a tall reading lamp on its way.  NO, I didn't re-do this chair by myself!  I wish I was that talented!

 The fabric I used was Annie Selke Home.  I love the color combinations and the large flower print on the chair and windows seems to tone down the stripes.  I've been wanting to do one of these button pillows for a long time!  I think it turned out cute and I really like the pink on blue.
This is just a Target lamp that I covered.  I cut out the flowers and sewed them together, then used ModPodge to attach them to the shade.  I put a pink ribbon around the top to cover those threads.
I went with a plain, cream duvet from The Company Store and then added the pink pom-pom trim down the sides.  I'll probably add a dust ruffle and I'm still hunting for a nightstand.
Love, love the Amy Butler gumdrop pillow!  So cute and so easy to make!  I also covered a couple of canvas's with corkboard and fabric but somehow didn't get a picture of those.  All in all I think it turned out cute.  Husband hung the letters over the bed without asking me how I wanted them and since he was nice enough to do it, I guess I shouldn't complain.  I would have done it differently, of course, but we can live with it!  Austin loves her new room and I'm just happy to have it done (mostly!)!

I've been selling a LOT of jammies in the shop which is keeping me very busy.  Now for the Holidays!  Can't wait to get started!  Have a nice day!  Stephanie

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pajamie Dots

Here are my new Pajamie Dots, listed in the Tabbo Etsy shop...
and some goofy pics of the models...


Friday, October 8, 2010

Flannel pajammies

So, I've been pretty productive since my last post.  I hired my first "employee".  A lovely lady from my church named Jody.  She is a professional seamstress as well as an educator.  Jody is retiring from Cinci Public in January and looking for something to supplement her income...a perfect match for Tabbo!  Jody will start next week!  I also had a great meeting with a tshirt wholesale company here in Cincinnati.  They manufacture an incredibly soft tshirt that will be perfect for our pj orders.  So exciting!!

Speaking of pj are a couple I finished up last night...

 And wait til you see the new batch of flannels I ordered last week...super soft and super cute!!!  I'm working on the website now and hoping to get a photographer out next week to take some professional shots of what we're offering.  I hope you like!!!  Have a great weekend!
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Monday, September 20, 2010

Starting the Biz...

I've said for a long time that I would really get focused on TabboDesign when all of my babies started school. they went!  So sad!  I miss my little guy being my shadow!  But now it's time to get to work!  I thought I'd post some of the things I worked on over the Summer.  I didn't get too much done because I wanted to soak in as much time as I could with this little gang of mine!  So here are some of my projects...
...I made a few skirts...a few purses...
...a new pool bag for my oldest's birthday... order for a bunch of monogrammed box bags that were going to recent grads...
 ...a few birthday jammie orders...
...a bunch of little onesie dresses...
Here's a pic of sweet little Ellie modeling hers... isn't she precious?!?!

I'm sure there were a few other projects that I've forgotten.  
Now I'm trying to finish Austin's bedroom and get the work room organized. Get ready for lots of great Tabbo Designs coming soon!!!!
Here's a sneak peak of what I'm doing for her room...

Have a great week!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sis Boom Volleyball!

Probably my favorite fabric designer out there is Jennifer Paganelli from Sis Boom.  I ordered several yards of her new Poodle line from QuiltHome just before vacation and made a bunch of skirts for my girls and the friends we were meeting in Tennessee.  I loved putting these together because with Sis Boom, anything goes! 

girls vs. boys!

Four sets of sisters!

One imposter skirt thrown in there!  The black isn't Sis Boom, but it's cute!

Somehow I came up one skirt short, so my sweet Bradlee offered to wear a sundress instead.  I'm going to make a special skirt just for her now that we're back!