Tuesday, January 31, 2012

"S" is for Sconces

Wall sconces converted from hard wire to plug in:


Friday, January 27, 2012

"R" is for Remodelaholic

Remodelaholic is featuring my kitchen renovation today.

Remodelaholic

In case you missed the original post in its entirety you can see it all over at Remodelaholic.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

"P" is for Pincushion

Sewing: a little loaf of love.


A Valentine's Day pincushion.


But really perfect for anytime of the year.



Here's how I made the pincushion:

1. Cut piece of drop cloth to fit container.
Cut tiny red heart from scraps:


2. Hand stitch heart in place with buttonhole stitch:


3. Stitch long running stitch in rectangle shape around edge:
(you can barely see it here in white thread)


4. Pull ends of running stitch to gather together.
Then fill space with polyfill:


5. Once full and tight, knot ends of running stitch thread.
Place cushion down into container (filled halfway with pea gravel for weight), then hot glue around edges to hold in place.


6. Glue and tie ribbon around edge:


7. Add straight pins:


Ready for use:


 Holiday appropriate but great for everyday use too.


I swiped the container from my kids play kitchen, it measures about 3.5" x 2" x 1.25"h:


It's perfect size for this little loaf:


And now serves a purpose as my pincushion:


I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots & Jello
Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Naptime
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Made by You Mondays @ Skip to My Lou
Making the World Cuter @ Making the World Cuter
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Delightfully Inspiring @ Delightful Order
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Textiles @ Freckled Laundry
Homemade Valentines Gift Guide @ Grosgrain

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

"R" is for Robe

Sewing: personalized kids fleece robe:



I used a plain fleece robe from Lands End that already had the contrasting buttonhole stitch detail:


Cut out the letters, zig zag stitched them on and now it's Cubby's:


(This is not Cubby modeling but buddy boy who is the same size.)


Here's how I personalized the robe:

1. Apply fusible interfacing to wrong side of letter fabric.
Trace letters using light box, then cut out:


2. Begin with middle letter and pin into place:


3. Zig zag stitch all around letter.
Then add next letters on either side, repeating the process:


4. All done:


Completely washable and a robe Cubby can truly call his own.


I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots & Jello
Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Naptime
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Made by You Mondays @ Skip to My Lou
Making the World Cuter @ Making the World Cuter
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Delightfully Inspiring @ Delightful Order
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Textiles @ Freckled Laundry

Sunday, January 15, 2012

"T" is for Tangerine

Sewing: a tangerine, color of the year, inspired pouch:


With a navy monogram and navy lining:


The orange was one of those fabrics I just had to have while out shopping,
it's Riley Blake designs.


The monogram is American Typewriter font, it is navy with a navy zig zag stitch all around:



And navy grosgrain ribbon on the zipper pull:


I made a matching key fob for the C pouch:


Here's how I made the pouch:

1. Cut the pieces:

1 - exterior fabric @ 10" x 14"
2 - lining fabric @ 10" x 7"
1 - med. fusible interfacing @ 10" x 14"
1 - 9" zipper
monogram fabric with fusible
ribbon for zipper pull



Fuse the interfacing on wrong side of exterior fabric.
Then pin monogram and zig zag stitch all around:


3. Add in the zipper, be sure to use navy thread here, especially on the topstitching.


Press as you go.
Finally press the bottom gusset in to make a flat bottom:


Another pouch, I just can't stop myself.





I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots & Jello
Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Naptime
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Made by You Mondays @ Skip to My Lou
Making the World Cuter @ Making the World Cuter
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Delightfully Inspiring @ Delightful Order
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Textiles @ Freckled Laundry