Saturday, January 31, 2015

How to Sew an Envelope Cushion Cover

One of the easiest beginner sewing projects is making pillows. How about making covers that can have the insert removed for easy cleaning and changing out for the different seasons, holidays or just a room makeover? The prettiest way to do this is by making an envelope style back for the cover.

For complete instructions, complete with lots of pictures, visit Deanna at SewMcCool by clicking on the graphic above. This would be a great weekend project, so pull start going through your fabrics and get started today!

Deanna also has an Etsy shop with the most adorable patterns. Click on the graphic below to see her offerings.

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Today's Featured Shop - The Raspberry Rabbits

Textile Folk Artist, Michelle May is the owner and designer at The Raspberry Rabbits the home of Folk Art Fusion! Michelle is mighty talented and feels that quilting and stitching provide the keys to the magical place in her mind known as "down the rabbit hole." It is a place where simple fun and folksiness abound-the looking glass into her imagination.

Below is just a small sampling of the beautiful work that Michelle has available in her shop. Click on any of the photos below to be carried "down the rabbit hole" with Michelle.

January's Blessing

O'Ryan the Stargazer

Conrad the Carrot Collector

Lord and Lady Bugs

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Handmade Spotlight - Dress Your Home

Large Scrabble Tiles - Home Decor
Set of 3 Painted Wooden Vases Home Decor
Painted Mason Jars. Vintage looking Home Decor. Distressed Vase.
Dahlia wall hanging Teal home decor Paper wall art Original wall decoration
Dandelion print Teal home decor Teal bedroom decor Teal wall art Printable dandelion poster Abstract modern art Flower canvas 8x10 DOWNLOAD
Black Lantern Trio Wall Decor, Home Decor, Rustic Decor, hanging from wrought iron hooks on wood board
Home Decor Wall Art, INSTANT DOWNLOAD Turquoise and Black Flower Burst Art, Bathroom Wall Decor, Turquoise Bedroom Decor - HOME98
Decorative Pillows - home decor Scrabble Tile Pillows / Letter Pillow Cushions / Alphabet Pillow Cases
TWIN PEAKS Throw Pillow for the Home Decor
Rustic home decor Dog poster Great dane print Dictionary art WA28
Large wall art, Teal home decor, Birch tree painting, Office decor, Gray & teal Master bedroom, Large canvas, Living Dining room wall decor
Large abstract wall art, Teal home decor, Turquoise & red abstract painting Office decor Master bedroom artwork Large canvas southwest decor
Original painting teal abstract art, teal home decor, teal blue & brown abstract, Blue brown decor,Turquoise decor,Turquoise abstract,Canvas
4 Placemats Orange Cinammon Teal Blue Green Funky fabric mix and match home decor washable
Navy and teal home decor, Abstract, Lovebird art, Teal Navy wall decor, Blue brown bedroom decor, Contemporary bird art, Square canvas print
Fine Art Photography Print-Rustic Home Decor-Southwestern Art-Tree,Landscape Fine Art Prints

Beautiful teals, wood tones and nature...great combination and soothing for any home!

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Little Humor

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Making Valentine Cards

Valentine's Day is just around the corner so we need to get busy making on those Valentine's hearts. If you want to use up some of that stash of fabric you have here is a video from Missouri Quilt Company showing ways to use those scraps to make Valentine's,  that are cute and easy. This is a project you can have the kids help with too. :)

This looks pretty easy! Wish I would have seen this when my kids were at home. :)  Hope you have fun making these. 

Happy creating! 

Colleen :)

Monday, January 26, 2015

DIY Built-In Closet Drawers

Are you looking to add additional space to your room by getting rid of that old dresser? Or, maybe you have a lot of "dead space" inside your closet? Maybe you need some extra storage space for seasonal clothes, linens, etc.

Jessie at Imperfectly Polished has a fantastic DIY tutorial for built-in closet drawers. Click on the photo above to get all the details on how to re-create this extra space for your own closet!

Stop by and visit Jessie by clicking here. She has so many great ideas to share and her "home" is always open to visitors!

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Weekend DIY: The Pants Bowl by Sonya Kanelstrand

Not sure what to do with those old jeans? Why, make a crocheted bowl, of course!!! Sonya at Kanelstrand Slow and Simple has a great tutorial to take those old jeans, turn them into "yarn" and includes the instructions needed to make the bowl shown above! To get this fantastic tutorial, please click on the photo above and start digging out those out jeans.

You can also stop by Sonya's site by clicking on the graphic below. She has sooooo much great info on her blog, make sure you follow along!

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Today's Featured Shop - Brynwood Needleworks

Today's featured shop is Donna of Brynwood Needleworks. Donna's shop offers quality, handcrafted items and patterns.

Below is just a small sampling of what Donna has to offer in her shop. To visit with Donna, please click on any of the photos below.

Strawberry Rose Sachet

Heart's Desire

Vintage Lace iPad Case

Dream Baby Pillow

Donna also has a beautiful blog. You can visit her by clicking on the graphic below:

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Handmade Spotlight - Valentine Kits and Printables

In this busy world with limited time to shop for everything you need to create gifts for Valentine's Day, here are some shops that are offering kits and printables you can have delivered right to your door or inbox!

Valentine Candy Label Digital Download Printable Scrapbook Tag Cupid Collage Sheet
Crochet PATTERN, Valentine, Heart, 3D, DIY Pattern 26
Red and clear Swarovski crystal Freshwater pearl valentine bracelet kit with round or heart toggle clasp
Papercutting Template 3D Valentines Card, 8" | Valentines Day DIY Greeting Card Pattern | Fun Funky 3D Valentines Day Papercut Card Template
Valentine's hearts, 1" and 1.5" circles, printable images for pendants and magnets, CS5502
Valentine's Printable Circles
Victorian Elizabeth Browning Script Valentines Wall Decor Printable Digital Download for Iron on Transfer Fabric Pillows Tea Towels DT1365
DIY Valentine Lantern with Tea Light
INSTANT DOWNLOAD - Printable Valentine Treat Bag Toppers & Hershey's Kisses StickersSet
Valentines Day Cootie Catcher, Valentine, DIY Valentines, Valentines Card, Favor, Decor, Invitation, I Love You, Be My Valentine, Be Mine
DIY Printable Valentine's Day Classic Cards
PDF PATTERN: Felt Heart ornaments with Polka Dot pattern - Red White - DIY decors sewing tutorial - Christmas Valentine Wedding decoration
Love Birds Themed Printable Valentines Treat Bag Toppers- DIY Printable File
Valentine's Day Cookie Decorating Kit - Heart Cookie Cutters with Red and White Sprinkles
Love Pennant Banner for Valentine's Day by FLIPAWOO - Instant Download Printable PDF File
Printable Valentines Day Decor Poster Print Sign INSTANT DOWNLOAD "All you need is love" Art Print Decoration Gifts  Home Wall Decor DIY

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