Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Fur Stool....BORING TO GLAM!

Black stool....Boring....ADD FUR!  A simple redo on a blah stool takes it to GLAM!

Mark the top of the stool on the foam, cut to fit.  I cut a piece of batting to cover the foam to keep it in place.  After stapling the batting I cut the fur the size I needed to overlap the foam and batting.  I started on the ends and stapled the fur in place folding the raw edges and then staple.  Continue this on all four sides and then start working with the corners.  I had to cut some of the fur away around the corners in order for the staples to go into the wood of the stool.


Saturday, February 23, 2013

Shower Curtain Pillows...?

I spotted this super cute, shinny shower curtain and decided it needed to be a PILLOW for my daughter's glam apartment instead of a shower mind works like that..tell me I'm not alone!  It was the perfect size to recover two UGLY pillows I saved, I knew I would need them someday!
It was really simple...cut the shower curtain in half , lay the pillow forms down and determine what size I needed to cut the fabric.  I turned the edges in on the back to finish the raw edges, overlapping the back to form an opening for the pillow form.  Sew all four sides, turn, press and you have pillow covers. Easy as that!


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Owl Pillow....What a HOOT!

My sister and I are big OWL fans!  When I spotted this owl graphic on "The Graphic Fairy"  I knew I wanted to use it for something.  I decided to print it out on a piece of photo fabric and make a pillow.  It is really easy to use the fabric, it has a backing that allows it to go through the computer easily.  You wait for the ink to dry and then rinse with water, dry completely before using.  It's ready to use in your project.

I measured the sides and top of the graphic and cut 3" strips of orange fabric (I used a pillow case I found in the exact orange I wanted to use) I attached the orange to all four sides.  I then cut the green fabric in 4" strips and repeated the process.  I did this again with the orange but cut the strips 4" wide.  After attaching the borders I pressed all seams out.  The back piece of the pillow was cut in two pieces so they could overlap in the back to form the opening for the pillow form.  I stitched raw edges and overlapped the back.  Lay  the pillow front on the pillow back and stitch on all four sides.  Using the center back opening turn right side out, press and insert pillow form.

Happy Birthday Sis......OWL ALWAYS LOVE YOU!  

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Hooded Towel....Ribbet...Ribbet!

Towel turned frog for a super sweet boy!  I spotted this hooded towel project on "Crazy Little Projects" blog.  She has several other versions, all super cute!  I love frogs so that's why this one appealed to me so much.  I made it for a special boy, JOE!
All the directions are located on Amber's blog post HERE
super easy, super cute!

Thank you Amber for cute inspiration!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Pillow Mat...nap time!

What little bitty doesn't like to lay on the floor and watch their cartoons or even take a quick nap! This is my version of a Pillow Mat for a sweet boy turning two this month.  He is a big dog fan so I picked a fleece (Walmart) with cute dogs and paw prints.  I purchased 3 yards but only used about 2 1/2.  I always like to get more than enough...I am that JUST IN CASE kind of gal!  I also purchased 4 pillows for the mat.  

It was pretty simple, I laid the pillows out in a row width wise and decided how long my fabric needed to be cut.  The fleece was 60 inches wide so there was no need to piece the fabric. I folded the fleece in half length wise to determine the center and then matched both length wise edges to that center and overlapped them in the back.  Once this was overlapped I then laid my pillow on the fleece and determined how much more I needed to make the overlap so the pillow would fit snug width wise. I pinned the fleece down the entire overlap in order to take it to the machine and then stitched the ends of the fleece to form a pillow case.  I unpinned the overlap and turned the pillow case right side out.  You now have a HUGE pillow case with an overlapped opening on the back....NOW WHAT! 

Now comes the tricky part, lay your pillow forms on the pillow case and mark where each pillow will be placed.  I stitched three seams making a pillow pocket for all four of my pillows.  Place each pillow into each 
section of the mat and your are FINISHED!  

The mat can be used flat for nap time or tuck the last pillow up under the second to prop it up and watch your favorite shows or read a good book!

Happy Birthday Joe!
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