Posts Tagged “fabric

I love decorating for fall. The colors are amazing-the different shades of orange, yellow, brown and burgundy. Who knew that such colors could cause such a stir of emotions. To see them outside is breathtaking and then to bring them inside causes the same reaction. It’s beautiful. I’m sad that it goes so quickly and that I don’t enjoy it as much as I should. I feel that winter comes too fast.

To bring the colors indoors, I knew that I wanted to create my own fall centerpiece with a table runner and fall flowers. To start, I was excited when I saw these painted mason jars. To create the fall colors on my mason jars, I mixed different food coloring together. For the light brown I did 6 drops of red, 2 yellow and 1 blue. For the yellow I added 7 drops of yellow and 2 orange. For the orange I did 7 orange and 2 red.

I was able to pick up all of my supplies for the table runner and flowers at Hobby Lobby. I was excited since all their fabric was on sale and so were their fall flowers. I also filled the mason jars with acorns and they were in the fall section (also 40% off). It was a great day to be at Hobby Lobby!

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For my table runner I cut my fabric strips to 4 3/4X13 and cut out 2 of each pattern. It ended up being 77 inches long. I did a seam around the whole thing and then ironed it flat. It was so simple and easy and I really loved the end result.

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It was such a fun project and one that anyone can do. Be sure to share your favorite fall crafts with us. We love hearing from you.

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Anyone that knows me knows I LOVE customizing things. If you remember a few weeks back I shared Holden’s adorable nursery with a picture of his custom woodland sheet. I’ve had this cute deer head fabric for a while now and I decided it’s time to make another sheet.

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2 yards cotton, cotton-blend woven or flannel fabric (43″ or 45″ wide fabric will work)
1/4″ braided elastic
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I am so excited that Spring is just around the corner. All the snow is almost gone and that gets me so ready for warmer weather. With spring coming it means Easter is also coming. One of my favorite memories growing up was crafting. One of those crafts in particular was fabric covered eggs. We would blow out real eggs and rinse them out and then cover them with fabric and ric rac. I loved it then and I wanted to recreate it in my home for this Easter season but in a bigger size and for a center piece.

This craft is super easy and fun to do. The glue tends to get a bit messy but it just reminds me of my elementary days and playing in the glue. So that can’t be all that bad right? It took the most time to figure out the pattern that would work for the styrofoam eggs that I found at Hobby Lobby. However if you’re not in a big hurry Amazon has this awesome price and package.

Supplies

Styrofoam eggs
Fabric
Ric Rac
Craft Glue-I use Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Straight pins (optional)

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Oh my goodness! I feel like such a slacker or maybe a procrastinator is a better word. It has taken me a month and a half to finish my dining rooms chairs. A month and a half, people! Anybody else out there ever run into projects that you get all sorts of excited about, only to find out once you start that you quite possibly the CRAZIEST person on the planet?! Yep, that’s me. And these chairs tested my patience more than I ever thought possible (worse than my kids even — and that’s saying something). Haha! Maybe all of these feelings and frustrations, wrapped into one project, should have been a good indicator on how much I DIDN’T want to do this project.

Now, I know there’s all sorts of websites out there that show you the “how-to” parts of reupholstering so this post isn’t going to be a step-by-step tutorial. It’s more of what I learned along the way and hopefully what I’m sharing today will maybe help you decide what to take on and what to avoid. At least that is my hope. So here they are (in reverse order — just because I can and I want to save the best for last): my good, bad and ugly of reupholstering chairs. Hopefully this will help you maintain a little sanity in the end.
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If you are anything like me and make something for one child chances are one of your other children will want one too. I feel like I am in one of those “If you give a Mouse a Cookie” books it leads to anther thing and will just start over again. And while I love my kids and I love to sew, doing something for the 4th time would mean I was a pro right? Not yet.  Maybe someday. But not today. With that being said I didn’t have any problems with this adorable messenger bag that my sister and I saw and thought that we could make ourselves. It came with its share of trial and error but it is such a fun bag and my kids actually started out using them for their church bags and have since started using them as their secret spy bags. LOVE IT!!!

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