Enjoying the fall!

Hope you all had a wonderful summer. Ours was a whirl wind but wonderful. We got to enjoy the ocean, the mountains, lakes, streams, body surfing the waves at the beach. Lots of bike rides, hiking trails and camping. Was sad to see it all come to an end but Fall is my favorite season….

Napkins for a Tea Party

I just listed these whimsical napkins in my Etsy store My Pretty Poppies. Over the next few days I will be adding the matching table cloths and napkin ring holders. The table cloths would fit a child’s 24 x24 table. They would make a great gift for a little girl or even a mom who…

Turning a small space into a child’s room

I wanted to share this child room with you. My sister-n- law and I designed and decorated this room a few years back for a client. She wanted to move her three year old out of their bedroom and into his own space. They had a  funky little space at the top of their stairway….

A Sweet Little Quilt Tutorial.

Here is a sweet little quilt I made for my BF daughter.  I used small squares cut out from fabric samples. I had many fabric books left over from my Interior Design business. I hated to see them go to the land fill. I choice fabrics that the colors went to together. Find a pleasing…

A Child’s Apron Tutorial

Make this child’s apron in a couple of hours. Less if you have no interruptions and you can sew a straight line fast. I’m still working on that. Measure the waist of whom the apron will made for. Take half the waist measurement and use that as the width of  your apron. For the length…

Easy scarves to make.

I thought I would share with you some really simple scarves I’ve made. They took about 1/2 and hour to sew. Pick your favorite fabric. Make sure it drapes well. Sew 3 sides together, right sides together. Turn right sides out and hand stitch the last side. The velvet scarves I  folded, the fabric in…

Hand Bag Tutorial

I made this hand bag in a few hours. Here is how I did it. I’m still practicing on making straight stitches but I love to design and sew things. First on paper,  I drew out what size and shape I wanted. 19 x18 is the size I chose. I then added 1/2 inch seam…

New HandBags

Here is a couple of new handbags I have put together. Look for Tutorials in the future. The green one is recycled from a shirt. Have a great night! I love this Pink Toile. I have a few more ideas for this fabric. I made sure I bought extra. Stay tuned to see what I…

Whimsy Banner Tutorial

Make this easy banner in a couple of hours. On a piece of paper draw out a triangle the size you want the finished product to look like. Then add and inch around the edge of the triangle for seam allowance. Cut out the triangle and use it for your pattern. I wanted 10 triangle…

Pillows

Here are some more pillows with whimsy fabrics.