I’ve been waiting awhile to show you this one – I had my designer create this truck design awhile ago and when he got it to me I was swamped with wholesale orders and didn’t get to creating with it for awhile. I’m excited that I took the time to make it happen and can share it with you now, when ‘a pillow’ is the category for our blog hop 🙂
I’ve done them for years and years. Before it was called DIY, and before DIY was a blogging niche, and before it was the ‘in’ thing to do!
Today I get to share with you a #BestofDIY project – along with 24 other bloggers – we’ve teamed up to bring you our best and to link together so you can click through to see them all.
Pennant banners are one of the easiest things to sew and making them for Easter is a fun craft project.
I’ve got a DIY Easter Egg Pennant Banner tutorial to share with you today!
A pillow is one of the easiest and fastest sewing projects, and is great for beginners. My nine year old recently agreed to learn to use the sewing machine and her first project was a pillow. She likes to sew by hand but has been a bit afraid of the machine up until now. Might have something to do with the fact that the machine is almost as big as she is? 😀 I need to dig out my old machine for her – it’s smaller and much less intimidating for a beginner.
Anyway, I decided it was time to share a tutorial on how to make a pillow with an envelope closure. It’s so easy and fast and I assure you if you can sew a straight line with a machine you can make a pillow. And if you can’t sew a straight line with a sewing machine then you probably just need a guideline added to show you where to line up your fabric 😉
know February is the short month of the year, but did it blow by in a blink or an eye or what? I hope as it heads on out it takes this bitter cold with it. And the snow. The snow can go anytime now. To be replaced with green grass. Please. If I ask nice maybe it will happen.
It’s time for Project Challenge #2! Remember last month? I told you I was joining up with some other great bloggers in a monthly project challenge. Each month the project is made with a different item. This month the category is
$5 or less thrifted, craigslist, or roadside find.
3 years ago I was toying with the idea of a business – a business where I could make things to sell and perhaps have a bit of spending cash, and help pay the grocery bill. And for the braces we were putting on our oldest and knew we would have to put on our other two as well.
I had some leftover items from my very first pop-up shop event, so I opened an etsy shop and loaded it up.
I wasn’t sure what all I wanted to offer in my shop on a regular basis.
It’s cold outside. It snowed again this weekend so we are covered in a blanket of white and the cold is deep enough to keep the snow around. The sun shone today and everything is so bright when the sun shines on newly fallen snow.
The past couple of winters we’ve finally had a warm house due to finally having a furnace installed and most of the house insulated well. But for the first 15 years of our life here it wasn’t always so warm in here. I used blankets at doorways to keep the cold out, ran the dryer a lot, baked cookies to keep the oven going, and called my husband at work a lot complaining that it was COLD in here and he really should do something about it. It’s a wonder the man still loves me 😀
Today I’m bringing you a fun project for Valentines! It’s really easy and quick to do and the little girls in your life will love it.
DIY Valentine Toy Tea Bags
Hometalk recently asked me to round up a few DIY roman shade ideas from the Hometalk site and put them all together on a clipboard. I was thrilled to do it – Roman Shades are a really great way to dress your windows. They are classic, traditional, and not in-your-face if you don’t want the window treatments to overpower the room, yet you want the privacy of window coverings. You can use fabrics from simple linen or cotton to heavier, decor fabric, corduroy, or even burlap to create any look you prefer.
Today I am sharing the top 10 most viewed posts in 2014. I’m humbled and honored that so many people have clicked through to my blog and viewed/read my posts. Thanks to all of you for a great year!
I’m teaming up with a group of bloggers too – for a grand blog hop where you can go from blog to blog to see all our Top 10 Most Viewed Posts in 2014.
There is so much goodness out there in blogland, so many great projects and tutorials, so much beautiful decor, inspiration, encouragement, and fun. I hope you have a bit of time to spend visiting the other blogs I’ve linked to at the end of the post.
Remember my pouffes? The ones I made last year? You can find pouffes I made that feature the Union Jack here and here.
The spelling of pouffe is pouffe not pouf – if you look up the definition of pouf you will find that it means the large pile of hair on top of a woman’s head. Remember the 80’s?? Yeah, a pouf is big hair. And pouffe is:
a cushioned footstool or low seat with no back.
And yes, I know that lots of places, including Target, sell items like this and spell it pouf. But I’m being stubborn and sticking to the proper spelling.
A few weeks ago I made a pair of white ruffled curtains for a client. I bought the fabric at IKEA – have you seen the new fabrics they are carrying? I can hardly hold myself back from rushing straight to the textile section every time I go to IKEA.