Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wordless Wednesday: New Pieces

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wordless Wednesday

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Smalls Saturday:How to Hand Sew an Invisible Stitch (Tutorial)

I was recently asked by the shop owner at one of my consignment shops if I could make some outdoor pillows.  So I bought some really pretty outdoor fabric and made up about a dozen pillows.

Unfortunately, I did not have time to do any tutorials or pictures, but I thought I would share with you a new stitch I learned.  In the past when I made pillows, I would either close them with a machine stitch or hand-stitch, but the seam was always visible.  Neat, but visible, no doubt.  I didn't know any other way!

Well, I finally bothered to learn how to close pillow cases (or stuffed animals, for that matter) with an invisible seam.  It's called a blind-ladder stitch, and I found it pretty easy.  So I'm posting a YouTube video here so you can learn how, as well.

Give it a try, your projects will look so professional!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wordless Wednesday: The Creative Process

Monday, April 10, 2017

Makeover Monday: Ladder Display Shelves

I bought a couple of old ladders through the online yard sale sites. Ten bucks a pop.  I wanted to use them to make display shelves for the vendor fairs I'll be taking part in.
(First one coming up May 6th, yay! )

So today, being the drop-dead gorgeous day that it was, I took my beat-up ladders out to the driveway, and I gave 'em a good old-fashioned white wash.  Just watered-down white paint.  I wanted a nice chippy weathered look, and I had some milk paint, so I used that.  It wasn't enough to do both, so I used chalk paint for the other one.

Then I pawed through my stash of barn boards and found enough to use for shelves.  I measured, pulled nails, and cut down till I had what I needed.

And it's perfect!  Exactly what I was after.

I can't wait to put them to use!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wordless Wednesday

I've been saying it for years... it's all about the camera angle.

Same cat. Same day.

Monday, March 27, 2017

(The) Makeover Monday (That Wasn't)

So per my new schedule that I created only like a week ago, I'm supposed to do a post today of a furniture flip.

Problem is, I haven't done one in the last week.
(Hangs head in shame)

What have I done instead?  I don't even know.  I know I've cleaned up an awful lot of poop.  Our foster puppies went back to the kennel because they're ready for adoption, but we still have Mama dog until she can get spayed, and she's still learning the ropes of how to be a civilized house pet instead of a running-in-the-back-alleys-of-Kentucky-poop-where-you-will kind of dog. I think we're finally turning the corner, but my LANDS!

And I've been trying to do some research on vendor fairs.  I'm registered to do my first one in May, so I'm looking for ideas on how best to display things, and trying to figure out what I'll need to have on hand.  I ordered a Square so I will be able to take credit cards, which is exciting, and I have a bunch of things in my cart on Amazon, like a cash box, paper shopping bags, tissue paper, etc.  If anyone out there has advice, I'm all ears!  Help a Vendor Fair Virgin out, will ya'?

Though I didn't do any furniture makeovers this week, I did finish up a house sign for a friend.  She asked if I could make her a house number sign that had a little box incorporated into the bottom to put a small planter or two.  Since I know she has a thing for wish flowers, I decided to personalize it by adding a wish flower painting onto the flower box part.

So anyway, that's that.  Hopefully I'll have a furniture piece made over for you next week.  If not?  More shame.

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