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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Pin It
Google BookmarksBookmark/FavoritesStumbleUponShare

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

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Google BookmarksBookmark/FavoritesStumbleUponShare