Monday, December 13, 2010

Dresser Face Lift!

It's amazing what a difference a simple coat of paint will give! We got both of our sons' dressers for free (they were both rejected, ugly furniture), and gave them a bit of a face lift. See my favorite one, the crackle finish dresser facelift, HERE. Our second time around I just wanted a quick fix-up instead of a drawn-out project so I just gave it a light sand, some fresh paint, and cute drawer liners. Look at the difference it made!



Monday, December 6, 2010

Rag Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial

My last Christmas Tree Skirt was from Home Interiors. It was super cute, with 3D Snowmen & Santas on it, but those became a midnight snack for our cats. After they maimed Santa & Frosty, someone also decided to puke on it. Unfortunately for me, Santa was dry-clean-only. Well, let's just say that dry-clean-only things don't belong in my house, on the floor. It was a bit of a lost cause. Since it was time for a new tree skirt, this is what I came up with... Not only is it still cute and quilty-looking, but it's much stronger and pet-proof... best of all, I can throw it in the washer whenever I need to! 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Rag Bag Sewing Tutorial

As if I don't have enough bags already! I didn't have a cute one in these exact proportions though. This fun little bag is made by rag quilting squares together in the shape of a bag. It's super simple, and (in my humble opinion) super cute! The size is perfect for carrying a couple binders or notebooks, your Bible and class material, etc.

Want to make one of your own?