Upcycled Pillow Part 2

I started on this pillow after my husband graciously donated a pair of old chinos to my “sewing school” (of which I’m the only student). The iron-on gluey stuff didn’t work (lesson for this project: don’t use old crap) and

Upcycled Pillow Part 2

I started on this pillow after my husband graciously donated a pair of old chinos to my “sewing school” (of which I’m the only student). The iron-on gluey stuff didn’t work (lesson for this project: don’t use old crap) and

I *will* Paint This!

I think this would be pretty easy. You know, I’ve taken those drink ‘n paint classes and I took some art classes in college, so I’m an artist. From MIMI+MEG

I *will* Paint This!

I think this would be pretty easy. You know, I’ve taken those drink ‘n paint classes and I took some art classes in college, so I’m an artist. From MIMI+MEG

The Tree in the Bird Room

My “inspiration” for the girls’ bedroom makeover is a little photo I found while down the Pinterest rabbit hole: a bedroom with a bunk bed in the corner, a stylized tree is painted on the wall behind the bunk, and…get

The Tree in the Bird Room

My “inspiration” for the girls’ bedroom makeover is a little photo I found while down the Pinterest rabbit hole: a bedroom with a bunk bed in the corner, a stylized tree is painted on the wall behind the bunk, and…get

Upcycled Pillow

The husband came home from work the other day and announced he’d ripped a hole in the seat of his pants. Knowing that I’m trying to teach myself how to sew, he asked, “Do you want them?”… meaning for practice.

Upcycled Pillow

The husband came home from work the other day and announced he’d ripped a hole in the seat of his pants. Knowing that I’m trying to teach myself how to sew, he asked, “Do you want them?”… meaning for practice.

Birds on Branches: The Finished Product

TADA! Here is the birds on branches mobile–hung in the girls’ room last night. It’s overcast today, so the light is crappy (thanks the gods for good cameras and Photoshop), but I wanted to post this before I start on

Birds on Branches: The Finished Product

TADA! Here is the birds on branches mobile–hung in the girls’ room last night. It’s overcast today, so the light is crappy (thanks the gods for good cameras and Photoshop), but I wanted to post this before I start on

Bird on Branch Pillow (and a loose tutorial)

(Updated on Jan 23, 2012 with instructions for making pillow.) More bird themed stuff. This took me all friggin’ day. My first pillow. EVER. Not much more to say except I’m glad it looks like a pillow! Actually, I’m pretty

Bird on Branch Pillow (and a loose tutorial)

(Updated on Jan 23, 2012 with instructions for making pillow.) More bird themed stuff. This took me all friggin’ day. My first pillow. EVER. Not much more to say except I’m glad it looks like a pillow! Actually, I’m pretty

Birds on Branches Mobile

The first step in a series of many…I’m redoing my girls’ bedroom so they can have a space of their own. When I say “redoing” I really mean “finally decorating” (see my About page).  It’s not a really big project,

Birds on Branches Mobile

The first step in a series of many…I’m redoing my girls’ bedroom so they can have a space of their own. When I say “redoing” I really mean “finally decorating” (see my About page).  It’s not a really big project,