Super cute sewing tutorials Have you visited Anna Graham's blog Noodlehead yet? If you like to sew things that are so cute you can't stand it, rush right over there. Here's her free tutorial for gathered clutches (also available as a PDF pattern with other styling options for purchase right here.) Or maybe you want a little zippered pouch with a key ring. Tutorial here. Maybe you want that zippered wallet to have some adorable detailing. Or maybe you want to sew a bike basket, a diaper keeper, a mail organizer, or a host of other useful things listed on Anna's blog. To see the lovely things others have made from her tutorials, like Yellow Poplar's pouches above, visit the Noodlehead Tutorials Flickr pool.
DIY Chore Chart: A work in progress project Both of my boys are at an age where they need to have daily responsibilities. Some of them are things that they should be expected to do (unpack backpacks, clear dishes after dinner), while other things are what I would call chores (taking out trash/recycling, feeding the dog). Chores = allowance. Currently, I’ve found myself constantly reminding them of each and every thing they need to do and its driving me a little crazy. A chore chart? I bought this metal magnetic board from Ikea a few years ago while remodeling the laundry room and never used it. I’ve stumbled across some great ideas for chore charts and knew that I wanted something magnetic. I think Ikea might still carry this item. To dress up the plain magnetic board, I used a plastic valance from an old blind. Using a miter box, I mitered the corners and glued it all together to make a top and bottom to the chore chart. Once I had the metal framed out, I moved on to setting up the actual chart. I used PowerPoint (yes, again!)
Faux Carrara Marble Painting technique for Furniture | InMyOwnStyle I have been up to some decorative painting, actually faux Carrara marble painting last week and finally have the piece I was working on completed. After stripping the wood cabinet that sits on top of an unmatched sideboard in my kitchen, I wanted to update the sideboard to help make the pieces look better paired. In my next kitchen I would dearly love to have white Carrara marble counter tops. I painted the rest of the sideboard using DIY Plaster of Paris chalk paint and distressed the edges and then used paste wax to add protection and shine. before Remember how it looked before I stripped the cabinet? I also switched out the gold pulls for glass. How to Paint Faux Carrara Marble supplies needed: Smooth foam roller, and roller trayFeather, Sea sponge, Soft paint brush, paper towelsToothbrushSmall mixing bowlsWater in spray/misting bottleMedium and Fine grit sandpaperTack cloth or damp ragPaste Wax and rags to apply and buff 1. 2. To help make veining easier, buy a marble tile. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Parure noeud noeud - par sokeen Le 23 novembre 2012, 07:35 dans DIY par sokeen S'abonner Un peu noeud noeud sur les bords, j’ai un gros faible pour les petits noeuds et pour les ateliers manuels aussi. Il allait de soi qu’un jour en croisant un joli bout de cuir ( salut toi petit cuir mignon) mes minimes frétilleraient d’impatience à l’idée de se faire une jolie parure complètement noeud noeud… Bah ouais ça coule un peu de source comme histoire, je suis tellement prévisible comme fille ^^. Toujours étant que j’ai donc décidé... Lire la suite › Il est d'une souplesse ! Le 9 juillet 2013, 20:02 par filmagique Il est d'une souplesse ! DIY : Tote bag canin Le 9 juillet 2013, 19:30 par CaroDels DIY : Tote bag canin Lire la suite › L’aventure est partie…. Le 9 juillet 2013, 18:43 par Parfum L’aventure est partie…. DIY ♥ Un joli mobile pour bébé Le 9 juillet 2013, 18:30 par La Godiche DIY ♥ Un joli mobile pour bébé Lire la suite › Nos produits de la boutique Le 9 juillet 2013, 19:13 par Parfum Mon meilleur savon au sel
Paper Starburst Pendant Light So I had a different project that I was going to post today, an update version of my Book Pages Pendant Lantern from Project 19, but then I started working on this light idea, and I am so excited by the results I just couldn’t wait to show you guys! My inspiration and guide was this light from Design*Sponge, that I spotted on Pinterest. I really liked the idea, and I had a roll of white vellum lying around left over from college that I thought would look beautiful. So I started cutting triangles. And then I started glueing. And cutting more and glueing more. The roll of vellum that I was using was 24 inches long. I think I glued the pieces on much closer than they did in the Design*Sponge tutorial, but I wanted a really full look. All in all I think the light is pretty awesome, and I can’t wait to post it on Etsy, though I’m a little bit worried about shipping. Ciao, Allison Like this: Like Loading...
CAL :: Learn to chain, single crochet, and turn your work (If you still haven't signed up for the crochet along, hop over to this post and add your name to the list of participants! Also, if you have any questions at all along the way, leave them in the comments or write to me at maybematildaquilts [at] gmail.com--I'll do my best to answer them!) Today is our first stitch lesson for the crochet along! I'll admit, I've been a little nervous about the teaching part of this crochet along--I've admitted before that I don't think I'm a very good teacher, but here's hoping that it's a little easier online, with pictures and text that I can plan out ahead of time, than it is in person, where I fumble through nonsensical explanations and always resort to, "No, do it like this . . . like this! Thiiiiiiiiiis!" So here's the plan: I'm going to give you my own explanations with pictures, but include plenty of links to other great resources that will probably be much more helpful than what I have to offer. Before You Start View from the top: Chain Stitch
How To Upholster A Chair Today is the first installment of How to Upholster a Chair. More specifically, I will be showing you, step by step, how to reupholster (and diamond tuft) this dreamy blue open armed side chair. After years of upholstery experience, I guarantee this is a good beginning upholstery project. In fact, if you’re trying this at home, without the help of an instructor, I would suggest skipping the diamond tufting. Here’s the background: While attending The Upholstery Fair last summer in Lafayette, Indiana, I purchased this old, beat up side chair for about $10.00. Let’s call her Lisa. As I look back at this photo, I am not thrilled with my web attachment. Your homework for today is to go to Curbly and read the entire post on rebuilding the chair seat. Just to show you that we really did take that UGH! Lisa did a great job stretching and weaving the webbed seat. Tomorrow: After padding up the seat, you’ll see how to cut the fabric for back and arm posts.
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