Sunday, February 20, 2011

Rags to Stitches

I am re-starting my blog... again... because of all my house projects.  To celebrate the occasion, I renamed my blog and gave it a face lift (If only it was this fast and easy in real life, eh?).

My husband and I just bought a house at the end of 2010 and I am clearly preoccupied with decorating it.  My rules?


I absolutely adore finding furniture pieces at thrift stores and on Craigslist and refinishing them to be my own.  I also love love LOVE to put my sewing skills to use to make our house a home.

Sewing patterns from the fabric store are great, but I love following design and DIY blogs and using tutorials.  They are easy to follow, usually have REAL step by step pictures, and, best of all, are FREE FREE FREE.  If  I make something with a tutorial, I will share the link!

Tomorrow I have a LOOONG date with my sewing machine.  On the menu?  Laptop case for my new 'puter (thanks to my handsome hubs) and pillows galore for the living room and bedroom.  I will upload in the evening!

Until then, here are my recent projects:  Re-purposed table cloths (read:  table runner and decorative towels, tutorial from a FREE library book) and shower curtains (re-usable shopping totes).

More tomorrow!


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