Grommet Top Curtain Tutorial

Grommet Top Curtains Tutorial Title

Hello!

Today I am excited to show you the new curtains I’ve just made.  My eating area has been in need of some new curtains for a loooong time.  The old ones have been in place since we moved into our house (10 years ago!) and have been looking really shabby!

The curtains were for the eating area so I wanted them to look nice since we spend a lot of time in this space but they also cover the sliding glass door which leads to the backyard….which means the door gets used A LOT to…..so I needed something that would slide easily and be kid friendly.  What I decided on were some almost floor length curtains with grommets on the top to help them slide easily.  And for the fabric I chose one of Patty Young’s designs for Riley Blake in their Home Dec weight so they would be sturdy and have some body.

Grommet Top Curtains Tutorial Title

The grommets were easy to use and the curtains were a quick sew from start to finish.  It truly is project that can be done from start to finish in an afternoon and make a big difference in the feel of any room.

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Embellished Notebooks

embellished-notebooks

embellished-notebooks

I have a girlie who notes writing.  She writes in the car, she writes stories at school and often times when I peek in her room I find her at her corner desk….deep in writing and illustrating some new story or creative endeavor.  So with that in mind I am excited to share our June project with the Minc Machine….embellished notebooks!  The perfect summer gift for my creative writer.

Here’s what you need if you want to make some too:

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PVC Lemonade Stand Tutorial

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The other night I was looking through some of our old tutorials and I ran across how our post on HOW TO BUILD A PVC LEMONADE STAND but couldn’t find the instructions on how to make the fabric portion….wellll….as I looked around I realized that we had never reposted them here on our site!  So today, exactly 3 years later I am bringing the tutorial home on how to make a Lemonade Tutorial Stand.

(And you can find the previous post with the PVC Building Instructions Here!)

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DIY Flag Pillow

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flag-pillow-DIY

 

Recently Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores contacted us to see if we would like to try out their new Square by Design Fabrics that are exclusive to their stores.  And trying out a new type of fabric is always fun…so we joined in.  The fabric is actual square panels (in the home dec fabrics) that you can use in so many sew and no-sew projects.  I chose the flag one because I wanted some new 4th of July decorations for my living room and came up with two pillows that I made super fast (I LOVE that about this product…most of the work is done for you).  Although after I made both of them I realized that they fit right in in Aaron’s room so I think they will have a permanent year-round home…which is fantastic.

Here’s how to make one if you need a last-minute 4th of July Flag Pillow:

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DIY Wardrobe Makeovers Book Review

DIY Wardrobe Makeovers sneak peek

DIY Wardrobe Makeovers sneak peek

 

One of our good blogging friends, Suzannah from Create/Enjoy (formerly Adventures in Dressmaking) has written a book and we are so excited for her!  You probably know that she is one of the queens of refashioning and she has outdone herself with her new beautiful book.

Just look at some of the amazing projects in it…

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The Art of Homemaking: Starting Over…again…

Starting Over Again

Starting Over Again

 

Over on Facebook I’ve talked a little about some struggles I’ve been going through with my health….and here let me use the word struggles loosely because I am certain what I have been dealing with is NOTHING compared to what others face…so while things have been difficult for me I really have nothing to complain about.  Plus I am doing my best to get a handle on my health and if all goes well I will be good as new in no time!

Recently the doctor gave me the all clear to resume my “normal” physical activities.  And so I decided to make my first return to running voyage with Simon (my 10 year old) over at his track practice….something I have done dozens and dozens of times.

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Grommet Top Curtains Tutorial Title

Grommet Top Curtain Tutorial

Hello! Today I am excited to show you the new curtains I’ve just made.  My eating area has been in need of some new curtains for a loooong time.  The old ones have been in place since we moved into our house (10 years ago!) and have been looking really shabby! The curtains were for…

Read More »

embellished-notebooks

Embellished Notebooks

I have a girlie who notes writing.  She writes in the car, she writes stories at school and often times when I peek in her room I find her at her corner desk….deep in writing and illustrating some new story or creative endeavor.  So with that in mind I am excited to share our June…

Read More »

Lemonade Stand Title

PVC Lemonade Stand Tutorial

The other night I was looking through some of our old tutorials and I ran across how our post on HOW TO BUILD A PVC LEMONADE STAND but couldn’t find the instructions on how to make the fabric portion….wellll….as I looked around I realized that we had never reposted them here on our site!  So…

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