Wall sconces converted from hard wire to plug in:
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
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Thursday, January 19, 2012
A little loaf of love with this cutie pincushion! I repurposed my girls play kitchen loaf pan into a useable pincushion for me.
Complete with a little applique heart on top. Perfect for Valentine's Day or any day of the year.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
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.
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Sunday, January 15, 2012
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
2. For the full tutorial follow my post here.
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.
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Friday, January 13, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
DIY zipper goody bags for Valentine's Day made from drop cloth canvas and red gingham cotton. Today I'll show you how to sew these small zip pouches just in time for Valentine's Day.
I made these for my daughter's school Valentine's Day party.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Make: A circular mirror with wood slices all around.
I used an Ikea KOLJA mirror adhered to plywood and glued wood slices all around:
I love all the different sizes, tones and patterns:
Part of a little Master Bedroom makeover but more importantly fills a quirky space where the roof eave cuts into the wall:
Here's how I made the mirror:
1. Purchase an Ikea KOLJA mirror or any circular mirror.
This one is 22" round.
2. Using 3/8" plywood, trace around the edge of the mirror onto the plywood:
3. Now add 3.5" all around to the perimeter of traced mirror circle:
4. Cut out the larger circle with a jigsaw:
5. Attach cleat to back.
First attach 3/4" plywood scrap:
6. Then attach cleat to scrap and circle piece:
7. Cut lots of wood slices from fallen branches:
8. Keep cutting, you need lots:
9. Prime and paint the outer 3.5" perimeter border same color as walls so any open spaces between wood slices 'blends' into wall.
10. Adhere wood slices with wood glue, start with bigger pieces and follow traced line from mirror edge:
11. Keep adding wood slices to fill in the space.
The more different sizes, the more interesting the frame.
12. Apply Liquid Nails for mirrors with a chaulking gun all around middle space, stay at least 2" away from edge:
13. Set mirror in place.
Weight mirror down with heavy objects, use towel to protect mirror surface:
14. To hang, secure other cleat half to wall:
15. Gently place mirror cleat into wall cleat:
All set and you really don't even notice the painted plywood behind all the wood slices:
The look is unique and a bit rustic, right up my alley.
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