Showing posts with label sewing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sewing. Show all posts

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Milk and Cream Drawstring Bag

An adorable milk and cream drawstring bag today with 
a link to the free printable!

milk and cream cotton bag and printable

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Monday, November 18, 2013

Boiled Wool Christmas Trees

Sometimes Crafting and Thrifting go hand in hand...
like when I found a beautiful green, boiled wool jacket.

boiled wool Christmas trees

Monday, September 2, 2013

Creating a Grain Sack Pillow

This post is for everyone that emailed me asking about
the red striped pillow shown in my header...

This beautiful super-sized pillow was 
too good to pass up on clearance even though 
I didn't own a pillow large enough to fit inside....

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Beautiful Bill Holder

The bills are a fact of life, so why not give 
them a pretty spot while they're waiting to get paid...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Love-ly Pillows

I  love pillows!
And what a great Valentine for someone...

I posted about these pillows back in 2011... 
They were a favorite and I'm sharing them again with bigger, brighter pictures. 

LOVE pillow for Valentine's Day

Monday, February 11, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

Upcycled Car Trash Can

This adorable little bag was way too cute to throw 
in the trash when the handles wore out...

Friday, November 30, 2012

Mini Pinecone Garland

The children in my class collected a whole bucket of mini pinecones on the playground for me.... They know what I like!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Rit Dye and a Fringe Scarf

I love Pinterest
I love to find inspiration for new projects...
That is where I found the tutorial for this 
fabulous fringe scarf!

I have a whole bunch of old t-shirts and I was
 dying (no pun intended) to try this...

First the dye...

I used Rit Wine color and Royal Blue... 

I have to admit I thought dying fabric was going to be very messy... it wasn't too bad.

First I gathered a couple of very large pots...

and filled them with hot water,
 the dye packet and 1/2 cup of salt.

I submerged the t-shirts and while I was
at it, I threw in a couple of white shirts that might 
look nice Wine or Royal Blue.

I held down the fabrics with kitchen utensils so all the 
fabric was under the water.

I rinsed the shirts with cold water then put them in the washing machine and ran them through a full cycle, then into the dryer.

I followed the directions for the fringe scarf from my inspiration site
which was a snap...

And here are my new fringe scarves.
(Which I'll probably be sharing with my teenaged girls)

The gray and the black were from gray and black t-shirts, 
it couldn't be easier and no dye involved.

inspiration for scarf on the right

The Royal Blue came out more like a dusty blue but the 
longer you leave the shirt in the dye, the darker it becomes.

*Now just a couple of warnings... 
...make sure your pot doesn't leak onto your counter top because when you use bleach to clean the dye off the counter top you will probably splash bleach onto the white shirt you are wearing that you just dyed Wine colored because it had dark spots and now has white spots on it instead...

Ever read the Cat in the Hat with the big pink spot?



Sunday, July 15, 2012

Nautical Pillows

A package of clearance curtain panels...

Cheap and they look like the same fabric
used in my Pottery Barn runner....

But I'm not thinking grain sack today, I'm thinking nautical...

I whipped up a couple of envelope pillows... only 2 seams each!
For a more detailed tutorial on making envelope pillows visit
 Madigan Made

Then stenciled on my favorite number...

And these cheap curtains are now 
2 nautical pillow covers...



freckled laundry

Funky Junk Interiors

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Cable Knit Pincushions

These beautiful old molds...
and this chunky, gorgeous, cotton cable knit sweater...

came together to make a beautiful pincushion!

I cut out a square of fabric...

and hand sewed it in a large circle, 
pulling the sting tight as I went... 

When I got to the end I stuffed the circle 
with cotton balls...

and tied it tight...

Then I hot glued the stuffed fabric into the mold...

  And voila!

Adorable little pin cushions...

the rest of the sweater became a chunky, cozy,
pillow cover.

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