How to Make a No Sew Tailored Fabric Cord Cover for Lights and Lamps

How to Make a No Sew Tailored Fabric Cord Cover for Lights and Lamps

Hello there! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I have one more post to share in reference to the hanging drum pendant lights I posted about last week. If you have been reading along, you know I am not the biggest fan of visible cords in any fashion - though they are pretty inevitable when it comes to suspending any kind of plug in lighting from the ceiling. A while back I posted an easy no-sew fabric cord cover tutorial and I was initially thinking I could use that same concept to cover these dreaded cords. Even though I cut down Continue reading

How to Make an Envelope Backed Pillow Cover {an easy novice sewing tutorial}

How to Make an Envelope Backed Pillow Cover {an easy novice sewing tutorial}

It is no secret that I try to get away with using as much fusible web as possible; opposed to sewing. For some reason, to me, it is just quicker to pull out the iron rather than my sewing machine - and I am not really sure why. However, if I find some pillows that I know will be around for awhile I don't mind lugging out the machine to make a few quick and easy custom covers. I always seem to come across inexpensive bargain pillows and even though the fabric or design may not be anywhere near what I am looking for - it's still a great buy Continue reading

Inspiring Printed Fabric Wall Art and DIY Reclaimed Wooden Frames {Project Pink}

I am delighted to dedicate today's post to Project Pink hosted by Marilyn from The Artsy Girl Connection. Marilyn contacted me a few weeks ago to take part in 'Painting The Blog World P I N K For CURE' to help raise awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I was touched my her initiative and honored to take part. This post is in honor of my grandmother, who is no longer with us, but fought her own battle for many years. My pink project today is printed fabric wall art and some easy frames made from some reclaimed wood. The Continue reading

Use Printed Fabric to Make Decoupaged Decorative Glass Plates {with Printable Halloween Images}

Use Printed Fabric to Make Decoupaged Decorative Glass Plates {with Printable Halloween Images}

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! We are preparing for a festive get together for my little guy and are in full Halloween mode. It's really fun getting into the spooky spirit as even though this time of year is one of my favorites - I normally do not get that much into Halloween decor. So I'm enjoying playing around with the orange and black for a change and decided to start off by adding some Halloween Plates to the kitchen. Plain glass plates are really inexpensive and with a few simple changes can be easily altered to fit in with any Continue reading

Fall Felt Circle Wreath {Guest Post featuring Crafts ‘n Coffee}

Fall Felt Circle Wreath {Guest Post featuring Crafts ‘n Coffee}

Have you made a wreath for your front door yet this season? My plan this weekend is to tackle our front porch and do some festive sprucing up. While I'm still pondering a few different concepts for my wreath this year - I'm pretty smitten with this unique use of felt from today's guest post designer Kathleen George, a featured contributor at Crafts 'n Coffee. This Felt & Flowers Fall Wreath makes me feel warm & cozy, just like a favorite fall sweater. While it’s made from simple materials – felt and a wreath ring of STYROFOAM Brand Continue reading

No Sew Painter’s Tape Stenciled Pillows {ScotchBlue Painting Party & Giveaway}

No Sew Painter’s Tape Stenciled Pillows {ScotchBlue Painting Party & Giveaway}

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far! Today I not only have a useful weekly giveaway for you, but I'm thrilled to be sharing a project created for the ScotchBlue™ Painting Party. ScotchBlue™ has rounded up a selected group of bloggers to showcase some creative projects using ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape with Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector. These five bloggers, including myself, are sharing our ideas today for you to gather some inspiration - along with a chance to win your own roll of ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape in the process. We Continue reading

No Sew Ruffled Electrical Cord Cover – Hide Those Cords in Less than 5 Minutes

No Sew Ruffled Electrical Cord Cover – Hide Those Cords in Less than 5 Minutes

Like many, I am not a big fan of electrical cords. I have been know to tape, tie, fold, and do some things that would probably make electricians cringe, to conceal the darn things. I have a lamp I like to keep on my kitchen counter and I have tried to randomly place things around it just to hide the cord - but without obviously looking like I am trying to hide something - there is really no way around it. So in less than five minutes I made a simple fabric cord cover to pretty it up a bit {and pack away the tchotchkes.} Materials Continue reading

Make Your Own Cast Iron Hot Handle Holders {and How to Layer Silhouette Heat Transfer Material}

Make Your Own Cast Iron Hot Handle Holders {and How to Layer Silhouette Heat Transfer Material}

I recently just got rid of all the Teflon in my house and took it back to the basics with some good ole' cast iron pans from Lodge {made in the USA ~ yahoo!} I have been using them for a few months and remarkably I have not accidentally grabbed the handles and gotten burned {though I have actually caught myself more than once reaching for the pans} I decided before my luck runs out I would make some easy hot handle mitts. These are incredibly inexpensive to make and super quick - you can even make them pretty too! {I tried my hand at layering Continue reading

Restoration Hardware Inspired Industrial Baskets with Fabric Liners

Restoration Hardware Inspired Industrial Baskets with Fabric Liners

One of my favorite ways to combat the organization of my little guys toys is the use of baskets and bins. They can be found in pretty much in every room of our house and I love being able to quickly clean up by simply walking around and tossing things in. I am also rather fond of the fact that they conceal anything inside {not that I am opposed to having Lighting McQueen or Buzz and Woody the focal point of my decor...well kind of} As I mention before I wanted to add a little storage nook to the living room as it seems that room usually Continue reading

Print Directly on Fabric Using Your Inkjet Printer – Framed Sunshine Printable

Packaged iron on transfers are relatively inexpensive, though the cost can quickly add up if you use them quite a bit; especially on smaller projects you like to frequently change up. If your project allows, it is quite simple to cut out the extra steps of using the transfer sheets all together by printing directly on fabric; just like you would paper using your inkjet printer. The finished look and natural texture of the fabric can easily transform any basic printable into a charming piece of art work with a little added character. {How Continue reading