Monday, January 31, 2011

Pretty up your pillows!

Sorry, I have been a little M.I.A. here in blog land lately! 
I started my amazing new job last week, and by the time I got the kids down for bed each night I was just too exhausted to do anything else! But slowly, I am adjusting to my new daily routine, and and finding some time to get back into the craft room! This weekends project was to make some pillow covers for my super boring and non matching couch pillows! 
Pillow covers are so fast and easy to make. All of the ones I am going to show you here are 17 x 17. They can easily be removed and washed as often as needed! 
Here you have blah blah blah, and now.............
Ahhhhmazing!!! So much better!! I had a ton of this fabric on hand, and finally knew what I wanted to make with it! It is a gorgeous Valarie Wells print. I made 5 different covers that all coordinate with each other. 

I knew I wanted flowers and ruffles, and a hint of lace! Had to keep the birds and branches too. I love that they will flow nicely right into spring! 

Sunday, January 23, 2011

DIY Lunchtote-Pattern Included!!

I recently came across this great website Sew 4 Home, my good friend Janet from Hannah Johnson Fabrics gave me the info. It is a website full of free sewing patterns for all kinds of fun stuff. I decided to make this little lunch tote for work. I bought this Amy Butler laminated Cotton from Hannah Johnson's for both the inside and out.

It has a handle and lots of room inside for all your goodiesIt was super easy and very fast! Check out Sew 4 Home and find something fun to make this weekend, or what is left of it anyway! 

Monday, January 17, 2011

Bedroom Enhancments

Ha ha!! Did that get your attention??

About a year ago I "accidentally" re-did my master bedroom, and it turned out great. You can see that entire post HERE.

Well recently I have been inspired to "copy" one of my very favorite blogging buddies for a challenge that she will be hosting very soon. Check out those details here so you can join in the fun! So I re-did the master bedroom, nothing major, we can just say that I enhanced it a bit! The results are even better than I imagined they would be!! So here goes...

1st thing I did different, I moved the dressers, now they feel like they are in the right place. I also made burlap and muslin ruffle runners for both of them. 
Next, I did what I have always wanted to do, I made our bed into a 4 poster bed, using Deck Posts!! We had to extend the frame out 9 inches and then add the posts. I then painted them white and antiqued them with my Ralph Lauren smoke colored glaze.

Pillows, pillows, pillows! I made 6 of them. They are all different fabrics and textures and it really helps to pull the entire room together. 

This is for you Donna!! :) 

 Flowers, I bought a blend of dried flowers and I also bought a bunch of silks that have lights in them, and together they are perfect! I wish I could do them justice in the photos!!

 Dried and painted hydrangeas from my summer garden

Sweet little birdie pillow! 

This didn't change much, I added burlap behind each of the pictures. I sewed the photo to the burlap and then used super 77 to adhere them to the window. 

This is my version of the white trash bedroom. Thanks Donna for the inspiration!!! 
Check out my Inspiration and Donna's post here
This was fun, now it is time to copy MMS!! 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

This and That, and a sneak peak!!

 I don't decorate a ton for the spring holidays, but I do have a few fun Valentine things that I like to put out. This is in the front entry way, the dish had candy in it, for about an hour!
 Here is my fun new Owl I got yesterday in the Christmas clearance section! Score for me!
 My word of the year with a few of my favorite snowmen.

 Twigs, pinecones and garland balls tend to stick around all year long.
 This little guy sits in my jar o twigs, want to learn how to make one?? You can get the pattern here. They are very easy and just so dang cute!! Thanks Denise!

Now have you heard about the Copy me Challenge going on at Funky Junk and Miss Mustard Seed?? Be sure to stop by and get the scoop, it's going to be fun!!
Well I am not quite ready for my reveal quite yet, but here are a few sneak peaks....

More to come soon on this room!! 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Missions Acomplished!

Charging station is hung and in working order! Couldn't wait for the hubs to hang it anymore, so I hung it myself! 
I love that it is right next to my desk, and everything has a place. 

 New lined tote bag with matching mini purse, done! I have had this fabric since before Christmas and wasn't sure what to make with it, so I decided a new tote was in order! The fabric is momo by moda, from Hannah Johnson's of course! The bag is lined with fabric and pockets inside and there is a layer of batting inside so it can be used for my laptop if needed!
 I love all the coordinating fabrics!

 This is what got me, the owl of course!!
 And the rag quilt is done!!! Washed and dried and ready to curl up in.

Now it is time to make a birthday feast, my oldest is 16 today! Wow, how time flies!!