Hello, all!  Today I wanted to give you all some hints on how I go about very affordably accessorizing my furniture with one of a kind throw pillows.  My throw pillow posts have been some of the most popular, so I thought I’d give some further hints, if anyone out there cares for advice. As …

I have long admired Pottery Barn’s throw pillows, you know, the ones with embroidery, that cost $60 for the cover alone.  Then one must purchase the inset in addition to shipping to Alaska.  By the time it’s said and done, a sweet little throw pillow would end up costing me $120 or more.  I don’t think so…  …

The last couple weeks, most of my creative time has been spent working on alterations for my cousin’s wedding. I love the fact that I can contribute with a valuable commodity and skill that would otherwise be expensive and extremely hard for those traveling in out of the country to do in a timely manner. …

Inspiration is the beginning of all creative design.  The majority of my inspiration in sewing comes from historical costume.  I love the details of the tucks, ruffles, lines and precise fittings of the past.  However, I love the particular challenge of creating something unique and one of a kind for or inspired by a particular person.  Its an …

Hello everyone!  Thank you for joining me.  Today, I am sharing a quick little sewing/crafting project that you can implement into your “I can do that!” list.  I just want to let you know, that this or any of my posts are shareable via Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, etc.  If you like what you see, or …

Sometimes new fads and trends make me laugh.  Not because of how they look (well, maybe the 80s/90s big bangs were a bit much), but because of this position that thinks this cutting edge “new” thing is it.  And then you take a step back and discover, most style and fashion is not that original but …

Sometime last year, I was browsing my favorite sewing blog, Sewing in No Man’s Land, when I came across a throw pillow that she had copied from the beloved store Anthropologie.  At the time the blogger, Kelly Crawford and I had one thing in common.  Neither of us were close to an Anthropologie store, so …

As I have mentioned before, I love making aprons.  They’re a relatively quick project (depending on the amount of detail of course or if I am creating a pattern).  They make tremendous gifts (if that person uses them that is) as you can personalize with fabrics and style.  They can be both practical and fun. My …

Today I am going to show you how I went about creating the knife-pleated ottoman slip cover.  The important thing about slip covers is that they fit properly. Like an alteration or a custom-made clothing, a perfect fit will make all the difference. It can look like a slopping t-shirt or a custom made gown. …

We are enjoying an early spring in Alaska, and in anticipation of the semi-warmth (it isn’t here yet), there have been a few garage and moving sales the last couple of weekends.  I stopped by my sister-in-law’s moving sale a couple weekends ago and found this cute little ottoman. I have been looking for one to …