Inspired by DIY: West Elm

It’s time again for the monthly Inspired by DIY Challenge organized by my good friend Jess of Domicile 37. Each month an amazing group of bloggers gets together to create some inspired DIY.  We each find a piece from a store or designer that we find inspiring and create our own version, DIY style. This […]

DIY Bohemian Rug Sample Pillow

Hello guys, today a have a quick easy DIY for you that you may not have considered before. I was recently shopping at West Elm when I ran across a huge pile of rug sample squares in their clearance area. There were so many great flat weave samples with great color and texture that I […]

Street Art – Yarn Bombed Trees

Photo via Street Art Utopia Yesterday I shared with you my “Tree Sweater” DIY made from crocheted thrift store pot holders. I thought today I’d share with you some more impressive yarn bombed trees that are truly inspiring. Of course I showed you mine first since it pales in comparison to these beauties but these […]

Finally, A Blue Velvet Sofa!

It is no secret that I have a thing for blue velvet sofas. I have been drooling over them for a while now but guess what? I finally got my own, well sort of… My blue velvet sofa is actually an Ikea Hack! Here is what I started with, my 8-year-old mid-century style sofa with […]

Getting Organized In the Sewing Room

I’ve shared my sewing room before but today I wanted to share some of the organization ideas that work best for me. A place for everything is the key to staying organized but sometimes all the little items and scraps of fabric that go along with sewing can be a little challenging to find a […]

Halloween Fun – Mail Order Bride and Mail Man

Happy Halloween +1 I normally don’t post on Saturday but I love Halloween and since I went totally overboard on the costume I thought I should share. I love doing costumes and last year was total chaos so I did not do a costume at all, that means this one was two years in the […]

Something Different – A Dress for Katie

This is my daughter Katie, she just turned 14 a few weeks ago and she has shot up to 5′-3″ but she barely weighs 85lbs.  She is super slim, a blessing many wish to have, but when it comes to shopping for clothes it is more of a curse. On our trip back to the […]

Easy Custom Appliqued Pillows

Last week I ran across a store having a huge remodeling sale. I picked up a few solid red pillow covers I though would work well in the “man cave.” They are nothing fancy but they were a steal at 50% off. I added them into the room and they looked fine but I thought […]

Slip into Slip Covers

My Mom’s style is totally shabby chic and with that  comes lots and lots of white. Well white fabrics in the home need to washable especially when you have a large family. For Mom the solution has always been slip covers on all the furniture, no not your grandma’s plastic ones, but custom-made fitted slip […]

Ready for Halloween?

With Halloween just around the corner I thought I would share with you my favorite costume ever! Three years ago at the height of the Katy Perry “California Girls” craze I decided to take on a giant project, to re-create Katy Perry’s and Snoop Dog’s costumes from the music video. I spent way too much […]