Curtains, Cushions and Pillows

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For the Windowseat and the French doors I have been staring at my newly painted dining room. Sitting on the couch in the living room looking toward the dining room - I'm amazed at the difference this beautiful blue color has created. Like bringing a picture into focus, the changes that I've been planning and envisioning for the dining room are … [Read more...]

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Great Grandpa’s Chair

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE Greatgrandpa's chair

One of my greatest delights is to have inherited pieces of furniture or ephemera. From my Mother I received three chairs that belonged to my Great-Grandparents.  I believe this chair was made by my Great-Grandfather.  There is evidence that this chair was hand-made and that the chair cushions had been redone over the … [Read more...]

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French Impressions Part IV

French Impressions GG chair

Seating Solutions This chair and sette posed interesting challenges for me. The chair was one of three I have from my Great-Grandfather. I love these chairs - because they make me think of him and because he was shorter than me and when I sit down, my feet touch the floor! I am not that tall and sometimes chairs make me feel like a child … [Read more...]

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Slipcovered Chairs

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This is something that I have been wanting to do for a very long time. Well, let's just say NEEDED to do.  We have these two chairs in our bedroom, purchased separately at either Goodwill or garage sales - I was so delighted that their color and shape went so well together. Over the years the fabric began to wear and some stains darkened the … [Read more...]

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The Curtains/Shades Part I

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Keeping the Sun at Bay With the extreme summer heat and intensity of the sun, I needed to address a situation in our dining room, the large windows face the setting sun. This causes the room to be quite hot in the late afternoons as well as difficult for those facing the window at mealtime. I knew I wanted to create shades for the windows, … [Read more...]

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From One Girl’s Dress

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Sweet Treats for a Guest   I shared with you earlier that I had made a couple of pillows from two little girls dresses. My daughter recognized the checked patter in the pocket pillow. I had intended to make another heart pillow out of the bodice, but seeing the scalloped top I got another idea. I saw that this could be made into a sweet … [Read more...]

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New Light Shade

  Well, sort of….     I had been looking for something to cover this Naked light bulb in our blue room.        I love the fixture, it just needed something special…       I knew what shape I wanted and while at the Country Living Fair – I found it. In a creative way.     I found this chicken feeder – it … [Read more...]

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Fall Crafts – Burlap Pumpkins

burlap pumpkins

From Pinterest I was so excited when I first heard about Pinterest. It seemed the perfect solution to those wonderful ideas I find from fellow bloggers and on the Internet. I had saved several beforehand through bookmarking only to lose them when I had computer problems. Pinterest fits the bill. Not only that – I can see … [Read more...]

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Sewing Project

Tote I felt comfortable with the pillow slipcovers I had created. I shared with you here I shared this pillow here and here   Now, I wanted to try making a tote. I modeled this after this one I had -  which I shared with you here. I like the size and the shape of it. I … [Read more...]

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Pillow Slipcover

Confidence Booster I have very little formal sewing training. But, I do venture out there and try.   This is my first attempt at making a  slipcover for a decorative pillow.     I first copied the graphic I used for the headboard of this twin bed from Graphics Fairy when I updated the  guest room.     I then surrounded it with … [Read more...]

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