Category Archives: Home Decor

Environmentally Sensitive Sewing

Being an environmental engineer in my other life, I have decided we needlartists are an environmentally sensitive group… Reduce – We only buy only what we need! (can’t even say that with a straight face!) Reuse –  In a word … Continue reading

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Lighten Up Pillow Transformation Part 2

What do two beautiful pillows and a Bedskirt need? More pillows… All were sewn from Stash fabrics.  A 40″ remnant in a coordinating blue/bold polyester damask was just the right size for two bed pillow covers. The damask designs on … Continue reading

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Bedskirt with Wrap Around Pleats

The first Lighten Up Project was a Bedskirt. Two requirements – it needed to fall to within 1″ of the floor and hang close to the bedposts the corners (space under the bed is storage – but no need to … Continue reading

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Lighten Up Pillow Transformation 1

Nothing adds light and reflective textures to a cave better than silk damask! The first layer of pillows has been completed.  In the cave these 26″ square pillows were covered in a black/brown paisley. The Lighten Up Project has transformed … Continue reading

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Lightening Up – The Destashification Method

Brown, Black and Gold. Home Dec colors of choice 8 years ago. I now refer to that time as my “Cave Period.” … time to lighten up. I found some great blue/gold damask wallpaper to cover the dark brown area … Continue reading

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Two hundred+ Ties

A family member collected over 200 ties while working as a FBI agent.  After he  retired, the ties were forwarded my way to create a quilt. Most of the ties were 1980s and 1990s vintage. If you were not around … Continue reading

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Fabric Christmas Decorations – No Sew

We just took down the Christmas Tree – early this year.  We stretch the season as long as possible. Making Christmas Ornaments is a family tradition.  These use left over Christmas fabric (see note on fabric at end of post.) … Continue reading

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