Last fall I found a piece of embroidery at a thrift store which I repurposed into the prettiest throw pillow for my blue chair (see here for that post).  I love it, the pops of color and pheasants just make me smile, not to mention someone’s painstaking hours they spent with needle popping up and down, embroidery thread making a …

I am so excited to share this post with you today!  Finally, after months of replying to people that I will put together a tutorial on how I crafted a coffee table into a tufted ottoman, it has arrived! Of course, I should have taken photos as I went along the first time, but I didn’t. So, I had to …

In November I shared about the coffee table I crafted into a velvet tufted ottoman.  You can see that post here.  In January, it was featured amongst numerous other blogs, and I received countless comments requesting a tutorial.  I didn’t take photos as I made the original ottoman, for fear of it not turning out.  Well, it more than turned out, …

I should have clearly seen the set up. I get home from a warm vacation in the middle of an Alaskan winter itching for spring. It ruins me to the point of buying a few new pieces of greenery and a bouquet of fresh flowers, if spring won’t come yet, I will make it come. I’m ready for change, for …

If you would remember when I posted my tufted ottoman back in November, I was looking for the perfect tray to accompany my next to perfection ottoman.  I love everything about the ottoman, I use it daily, and it makes me smile with its beauty, but I have been on a look out for the right tray to provide needed …

Today I have another original apron design to show you.  This is one of the three I designed for my mom last Christmas  (the first one was the Embellished Apron).  It also happens to be her favorite.  I chose a royal blue cherry blossom home décor print from fabric.com.  I like to use home décor weight fabrics for aprons, because they protect better …

Hello everyone, and Happy March!  I was so happy to be driving my kids to school in light at 8 am this morning!  We are making progress.  And our unusually warm winter keeps beckoning us to believe spring is just around the corner.  We shall see!  But at any rate, I have several projects I am working away at, one of …

Our trip to California, as I mentioned last week, was amazingly wonderful and refreshing, and, it ruined me.  Usually I come home from a winter retreat energized and ready to take on the rest of winter, and I must say, this year, it had quite the contrary affect on me.  I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older, and …

Hello everyone.  We’re back in the dark, winter land of Alaska.  (Do you sense my displeasure?)  We had an AMAZING trip in our favorite vacation place, sunny San Diego.  I figured out why it is so populated there (and not here), it is gorgeous and warm everyday, there’s beaches to play at, waves to surf in (well our boys just …

In the world of DIY, a very important motivating factor is usually cost.  The fact that I can make it myself, cuts costs, but of course adds the time element, and oftentimes a quality element as well.  I started using drop cloths for things other than catching dripping paint several years ago and thought I would share a compilation of …

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