DIY Pleated Pillow Sham

February 13th, 2012

Hello all, happy Monday!  I’m slowly working on redoing my 8 year old daughter’s room, it will be shades of gray, white, and yellow with some blue too.  I bought her a new matelassé coverlet for the end of her bed but beyond white sheets and a white duvet, I couldn’t find a pleated pillow sham that I like so I decided to make her one out of simple cotton fabric.

pleated pillow sham labeled

 

Two weeks ago I bought myself a new sewing machine after my old (and very basic) Singer started acting up.  I thought cleaning it would help, it did a little, but it was in need of a repair, so I took it in to have it looked at. The estimate to repair it was slightly more than the trade in amount so I decided it was time to invest in an upgrade – I plan to do a lot more sewing in my life so after trying a half dozen machines in the store, I decided on the Singer Quantum Stylist and can I just say Oh Em Gee sewing with this machine is a dream.

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BOTB 2.12.12

February 12th, 2012

Hello everyone, time again for another round of great projects in our continuing ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ series. Amanda and I teamed up to bring you our favorite links we’ve collected from the past two weeks, enjoy!

Upholster a piped box cushion for a coffee table turned ottoman with some fantastic instructions from Amanda at Design*Sponge

upholstered box cushion

 

Whitney at Shanty 2 Chic used Ana White’s plans to build a Restoration Hardware inspired Kentwood nightstand, check out her inspirational how to!

shanty 2 chic nightstand

 

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Canvas Print Giveaway

February 10th, 2012

Hello hello and happy weekend everyone!  I just spent the morning grabbing all sorts of tile samples all over town for the dun dun dun… hall bath remodel!  I’m so excited to start! I’ll share some of my thoughts and plans on that project next week.

Meanwhile I have a fun giveaway for all of you this weekend who are looking for art for your walls, UPrinting is offering one of you your choice of any size stretched canvas print up to 24” x 36”. 

uprinting collage canvas prints

Eligibility to win the stretched canvas of choice from UPrinting:

1) Name what image you’d have enlarged and stretched on canvas.  Your kids, your pet, your wedding photo?  Just name it to be entered to win.

2) For a second chance to win link to this giveaway on either Facebook or Twitter then leave a second comment telling where you linked (FB or Twitter).

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One lucky winner, US only, free shipping, a $122 value, giveaway ends Monday February 13, 2012 at 8 p.m PST.  By entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.

The winner of the Decorative Pillow giveaway announced here, was it you?  If so, you received an email from me! 

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

Winner:  #55 Angela Bazarra, congrats, you got an email from me!

 

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