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Re-styled Bookshelves

Here’s the first glimpse into my new craft room and a little decorative restyle for you. I have two of these bookshelves that were built by an older gentleman living in a neighborhood near me who made bookshelves for fun. One shelf is in my closet holding all my paper crafting and gift wrapping supplies and then the other shelf is on a small wall between the door to the room and the closet. It…

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Hanging porch bed

Today is this big day – I’m signing the papers for my new house. Movers come at 9 am tomorrow and we have until the 10th to clear out and clean the apartment. Forgive me if my posts are sparse for a couple weeks. I’m going to be up to my nose in boxes but a new house brings new creative ideas. Firstly I’ll have my very own craft room! Yippee! Secondly I have one…

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Re-styled Telephone Table

Do you remember this from way back in January? Well, here’s the after: To recap the story behind this table – Justin bought it for me for a Christmas Present but it was pretty beat up and it needed work. At first I wanted to wait to restyle the table until we bought a house and I could paint outside and not on my cramped balcony. But four months later we still don’t have a…

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Hanky/Doily Throw Pillow

I’m knocking out my sewing to-do list. Today and yesterday I worked on this little pillowcase. It features a cluster of vintage doilies on one side and a vintage handkerchief on the other side and is trimmed in little white crochet lace with a zipper closure. The hankie was exactly 12″x12″ and the pillow I bought was the same size. I had to stitch very close to the edge of the hankie and stuff that…

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B&W Throw Pillow

I made another throw pillow pillowcase yesterday! This fabric was left over from a dress I made a few years ago and now I finally made a use for it. Instead of piping I used some purple mini pom pom trim. Also, rather than securing the pillowcase with a zipper I made this one with an overlapping back which I think is much simpler and faster to make. I have the day off work today…

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Using Scraps: Throw Pillow

You may already know how I am always trying to use up scraps of fabric. For some reason every time I buy fabric I end up with way too much! I have several large pieces, big enough for pillows so I’ve begun making pillowcases with the excess cloth. To give this particular pillowcase a little extra pizazz I decided to add piping! So here’s a little mini tutorial and tips on how to sew a…

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