Christmas Stockings

vintage inspired French Grain Sack stockings-9 copy

From Fabric Inspired by French Grain sack     Oh, the look and the texture of true French Grain sack....it's beauty in simplicity. This fabric comes so very close. It is so beautiful and so versatile. Christmas Stockings For Christmas Party Each year we host a Christmas party. Each year I make gifts for the Left Right game we … [Read more...]

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Large Blue and White Fabric Pumpkin

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I can't resist! It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!   I kept thinking that as I was conceiving the idea, taking measurements, sewing and stuffing (which was hilarious) and finishing this large blue and white fabric pumpkin. I was so excited when it worked out. How to Decorate an Olive Bucket This is a question that can be answered … [Read more...]

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French Stamp Fabric Pumpkins

How to make fabric pumpkins a delightsome life

How to Make Fabric Pumpkins - the easy - peasy - way! It takes about 75 to 100 frost free days to grow a pumpkin. In an afternoon you can have a patch full of fabric pumpkins to decorate with year after year! The choices of fabric are extensive - you can use burlap, silk, cotton duck, linen and more. Today I'm sharing how I made these French … [Read more...]

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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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