Monday, September 30, 2013

Faux Fire Fireplace Insert

My husband and I live in an apartment with a nonworking fireplace. During the winter a lot of our hot air escapes up the fireplace so I wanted to seal it up this year. I thought it would be funny to make it look like a fire was in our fireplace so I cut out a bunch of yellow, red, and orange flames and brown logs and sewed them onto a black backdrop. I tacked it to our fireplace and...voila!...we have a fire in our fireplace. It makes me chuckle every time I see it.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Ruffle Baby Shoes

Baby shoes! Probably the cutest project I've ever worked on. I mean, look at small! So adorable. I made them similar to these but picked some new fall colors.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Simple Fabric Napkins

Fabric napkins are the #1 project I tell new sewers to start on. And yet I had never made any. I figured it was time to make some---and to start saving money by not needing paper napkins anymore! I simply cut out 21"x21" squares, folded over the sides twice and sewed em up.

Oh, and Radiolab is the perfect thing to accompany this project. I listened to about 5 podcasts while sewing up 12 of these napkins. Love that program.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Easy Flower Tee to Tank Redo

I've had this shirt for a while now and knew it was time to mix it up. I've always liked the fabric but it never quite fit me right. I simply took off the sleeves and sewed up the sides a bit. And now I have a cute simple tank. 

Friday, September 20, 2013

More Oregon Sea Stars!

I did a photography post about Oregon Sea Stars back here but that hardly compared to the mother load I stumbled upon in Yachats last weekend.

So cool.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

Easy Scrap Pillow

I made this pillow out of scraps a couple years ago--and I just love it. It was the very first pillow that I ever made. I used an old pair of pants for the top piece and some yellow fabric that was leftover from another project. Easy, cheap, and adorable!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Stumbled On Favorites

Above is my dialect map. Take your own test here!

This is so cool. 

Love this beautiful embroidery piece.

This should be a staple for anatomy teachers...

An artist collaborating with her four year old. Turned out so cool.

A very good reminder to put down your phone!

A cat shaped preschool? Awesome.

Can't wait to try this recipe.