No-interfacing Storage Basket Tutorial As promised, a recipe for making washable stand-up storage baskets: You'll need to cut 2 of each of these pieces (click on the pic to enlarge it to a readable size). The measurements are in centimetres because that's the way I was brought up (sorry). A seam allowance of 1cm is included in these measurements. This basket's base is 15cm wide, but you could make any size using this slightly haphazard formula, where x is the width of the base and y is the height of the basket. And 2 is cm and seam allowance. Pieces cut, sew right sides together along these seams: Sew the boxed corners of the linings by folding the pieces open, matching the side seams with the bottom seams, and stitching across: Zig-zag the top edge of the smaller lining piece. Hem the bottom edge of the outer sleeve piece, turning up 1cm all round and stitching it down. Turn the lining pieces so that their right side faces out, and slide the outer sleeve over. Almost done, except for the fiddly part!
Fascinating Lamps by Calabarte | Pondly Calabarte is the pseudonym of a Polish artist named Przemek Krawczynski, whose art takes on a peculiar but incredibly beautiful form: cool lamps. The name itself is a portmanteau of two words – art (obviously), and calabash, the fruit that carries his imagination. The calabash is a bottle gourd originating in India, although Calabarte gets his supply from Senegal. Due to ancient domestication and usage, the bottle gourd has an incredibly tough outer shell. In the past, the gourd’s usage was defined mostly as a water container, due to having a tough, smooth shell with an ergonomic shape for handling, and natural buoyancy on water. Due to the combination of dark, thick material with a light source within, the primary art of his work, however, shines in the dark. Hard work, beauty, an exceptional degree of detail and a marriage between mathematical geometry and a rampant imagination – all imprinted onto the husk of a Senegal calabash. Website
Sofa Caddy Sometimes, I think my TV remote has a mind of its own. Nine times out of ten, it's not where I want it when I sit down. I figure it must get up and leave when I'm not looking. Same thing goes for all my other controls ... never around when I need them (much like gas stations). Proving you can mix and match designer fabrics, we used coordinating Amy Butler and Vicki Payne fabrics, both in decorator weight. Any Sewing Machine (we recommend the Janome Memory Craft 6600P) Some important notes on sizing Our pocket sizes were determined based on the things we wanted to store; you'll have different stuff, and you can change the pocket sizes to get the best fit. Chairs vary a lot, especially the style of their arms. Now it's time to cut Lay out base (solid) fabric and measure, draw and cut a rectangle 10" wide x 44" high.All the pockets have side gussets for expansion and an inside lining for stability. For our sample, we chose two tall pockets and one wide pocket. Constructing the base
Song Lyric Wall Art / D.I.Y. Project A couple weeks ago, I found a paint-by-number at an unbeatable price. I can't pass these things up even though I already owned this particular design. I thought that I could maybe use it to make a fun D.I.Y., but my new rule is that all thrifts that I purchase with the intent of restyling need to get done right away. I have way too many half finished projects in my life. Here's how I did it... I displayed our piece in our bedroom, on Jeremy's side of the bed. A couple weeks ago, I found a paint-by-number at an unbeatable price.
Free Sewing Patterns, Free Sewing Downloads Sock Snowmen This morning when I went out to take my daughter to school it was -12. That is too cold for my blood and despite the beautiful snow on the ground there is NO way you're getting me outside to make a snowman. So, instead, I'll opt for the inside version made out of socks. They're easier to make, last longer and dare I say it... they're cuter too. Want to make your own? You'll need the following: 1- white sock. Step 1: cut the foot part off of your sock and discard. Step 2 & 3: Turn the tube part of your sock inside out and wrap a rubber band around the bottom. Step 4 & 5: Fill the sock with rice. Step 6: Taking the ankle socks, cut as shown above. Step 7, 8 & 9: First, take the sock without a toe and a heel and put it over your rice filled sock. Step 10: Next you add your embellishments. And there you have it - the cutest, easiest, little snowman you'll ever make. Just some quick tips: - you could sew the sock instead of using a rubber band. So that's it - super easy and way cute! Enjoy!
"*The Heartfelt Home*" DIY,Sewing, Decorating, Crafts, Cooking,... - StumbleUpon I am so excited to share a great Christmas craft project today. Salt dough ornaments and gift tags. For pennies you can make a great gift for your family and friends. All you need to get started is 1 cup all purpose flour 1/2 cup salt 1/2 water 1,2,3 easy peasy!!! Toss it all in the mixer for a few minutes. Once it is all combined Kneed until smooth I separated mine, so each girl could have one. Roll the dough ball out on wax paper Now for the fun part…. Grab a doily and press it into the dough with the rolling pin. When you lift the doily off you will be left with a beautiful pattern. Next grab a cookie cutter and cut out your ornaments. Remove the dough from around your ornament shapes, lift and place on a cookie sheet and poke a hole with a straw. Cook at 200 degrees for 5-6 hours. Take them out and let them cool. Paint them white, start with the back. After the paint is dry apply glue to the front. While the glue is still wet sprinkle with glitter. Hang from your gift. Cha Cha
I Really Wish I Could Sew | Pioneer Woman Home & Garden | Ree Drummond - StumbleUpon A sweet friend of mine sent the girls and me a box of adorably adorable owl pillows this week. She doesn’t sell them, doesn’t have an Etsy shop…she just makes them. I think they might be the sweetest things I’ve ever seen, and I think they’ll be precious in the girls’ new room. I don’t know what it is about owl pillows. Or owls in general. They’re just so charming. It must have something to do with the eyes. I love this vinyl detailing. Vinyl? Which brings me to my current fixation: I really wish I could sew. But when I see things like this, all I can think about is that I really wish I could sew. I’d love to be able to grab a pile of fabric scraps and turn them into…an owl. I love this one. Boo! It would take me approximately eighty years to make one of these pillows. That’s because I’d keep taking breaks to go cook. And eat. So maybe it’s best that I don’t know how to sew. If I did, I might be tempted to make things like this. And then nothing would ever get cooked in this house. Yep. Ahem.
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