And it’s hanging on my front door!
My hobby besides sewing is definitely crafting and that includes decorating. I recently came across an etsy shop called
Zzbob’s Creative Woodworking and they hand make beautiful shapes out of wood.
The following curvy frames just arrived at my house and now they are waiting to be turned into something beautiful! I also received something extra for a review!
“Bob loves to work with wood but he also loves trees, so we use lot of reclaimed wood. Then we purchase the rest from Forest Council certified suppliers.
We believe that with a little thought and effort, we can all have beautiful things without harming the earth. He loves to make “wood pictures”,an art form called Intarsia. He also does scroll work,wood puzzles, jewelry and keepsake boxes—you get the picture.
Pam loves to work with glass and tile, and sometimes we team up for some mixed media creations. If you are looking for something special, let us make it for you! We love getting orders for custom pieces. We like to help bring your ideas to life!”
My first step is to take on those frames and prime it. Stay tuned for the finished project!
Whimsy Couture’s newest sewing pattern is a cute and comfy knit beanie! You can also make it from stretchy fleece or minky!
The pattern comes with instructions on how to make the knit ruffles and flower as well!
Sizes: newborn through adults, girls & boys! You can’t go wrong with this wide range of sizing!
Template has nested sizing and cut line for lettuce edge hems or folded hems. A serger is only need for the lettuce edge hems!
Available through instant download right here for $7.00:
Here’s what you want to do:
Cut 2 pieces of fabric (quilters cotton works best) in a triangle shape with the longest edge being 8″ and the 2 smaller edges being 7″ long for sizes up to 2t, sizes up to 6 would be 9x8x8 or to your liking) Place your 2 pieces with right sides together………..
Pn and sew the 2 shorter edges (I placed arrows)
Trim off pointy corner……………..
turn triangle inside out and trim off peeking out tips………….
Cut a 2×40″ strip of complementing fabric for the ties and make binding out of it by folding the long edges into the middle and press with iron:
Then fold strip once more………….
………this should now be your prepared binding:
Press triangle and place next to binding, matching both of the center:
Pin triangle to the right side of the binding’s print:
Sew along the dashed line which is slightly next to the crease:
This is how your sewn together pieces should look like:
Fold the binding over the triangle’s top edge and pin:
Fold in both binding’s ends to 1/4″
and refold binding so it looks like this:
Keep pinning entire binding and sew close to the open edge:
Backstitch beginning and end of both sides of binding (small edges) and now you should be done! Take a little girl and make her model for you:
Beautiful photographs taken by Haley!
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….continueing baby girls’ room reno – see phase ONE here!
I bought these empty frames a while ago and painted them aqua and let some of the original color peek through: With my staple gun ready, I cut some fabric in zebra print to size to cover one of my frames backside. Fabric print facing down……….
……then I folded some of the fabric in and stapled it to the inside of the frame. There is a small ledge where normally the glass goes in……….
…….I continued like this and gently pulled the fabric straight to avoid any wrinkles or waves:
This is how my finished zebra artwork looks like now from the back:
And this how the “art wall” looks like so far done with just a few material for around $20. The picture frame on the left got a pretty Joel Dewberry print called AVIARY and the one on the right a crown applique made by me. The “J” is a half off purchase from Hancock Fabrics :
On the window side I made her a little reading nook with a thriftstore find of an aqua plush chair for $20, a handmade round ruffled pillow and a plushie in Scottie shape made by me (pattern available soon!)
Whimsy Couture is wrapping up a new pattern which will be a vintage inspired cape with options! So stay tuned!
In the past two days I started decorating/redoing my daughter’s room and thought it would be fun to post the series here.
Besides sewing and a crafting I love painting and decorating but don’t get to do it very often. Or I should say, I don’t take the time to do it. After moving into our new home one year ago we lived with white walls since then. Recently we got around to having our kitchen/great room painted (yes, we hired someone to do it because that was so much wall space!).
This time I decided it was time to make my daughter’s room special. I wanted to be the one that painted it for her! I discussed colors with her and she loves aqua and zebra. So I chose a vibrant and warm color as the complimentary hue, CORRAL GOLD (from Behr). It’s beautiful and reminds me of being on vacation when I am in the room now.
Okay, let’s get started:
Here’s a picture of her room. Notice our little Jack Russell sitting on the bed?:)
Here’s a picture of right around lunch time………I ran out of paint in my tray so I took a (quick) lunch break!
HERE’S a picture of ONE finished wall! Not too bad! The glossy and shady spots are from the paint not being dry!;)
Stay tuned for more updates and pictures!!
The following 2 pictures are made with my Ruffled Neckline Dress pattern and both have a defined waist with several rows of elastic thread sewn in.
Isn’t my model so cute??:) …..pictures taken by a business friend.
SEWING PATTERN for making a HOODED JACKET (reversible!):
You will receive: ONE (1) sewing pattern with pictured tutorial to make this cute jacket in sizes 2t through size 10.
This fun jacket can be made from all fleece or cotton/fleece, flannel/corduroy. The sleeve are extra long so you can fold them over to let the reverse print peek out. The optional pockets allow for toting things around in.
The jacket shown in the pictures is only an example of what you can make with your own fabric and my sewing pattern! Dress is NOT included! Nor is the fabric.
NEW: the templates are nested for sizing! My sewing patterns are handmade and not copied! I use my own measurements and described everything with pictures! It’s so easy to make your own!
-pictured tutorial with easy to follow steps
-option for adding ruffles and/or pockets
-PDF file with nested sizing for bodice, sleeves and hood
-pattern comes on PDF files – please make sure you can open those!
You will need: fabric, a sewing machine, notions, fabric marker, scissors, lip edge ruler or measuring tape, buttons, iron, fusible interfacing for buttonholes/pockets and basic to advanced sewing skills
Download it for only $9.00
Skirt pattern is Whimsy Couture’s SKIRT but with a ruffle fabric border added (not included in this freebie).
technical difficulties – A-line curve tutorial will be listed in a little bit! Check back please!
Looking for a great way to extend the life of outgrown pants? This tutorial shows you how to add ruffles to pants to make rumba style!
The pants were made using my ruffle capris/pants pattern, I only added a pocket
Here’s what you need: sewing machine, thread, pins, lip edge ruler, cutter and a pair of outgrown ruffle pants: