Living Room Drapes

I’m currently reviewing swatches and making plans to–at long last–make the drapes for our living room.  Yes, the same living room.  It’s still not done.  Here we are on the average day: Which I don’t mind so much–except you can basically see straight into the house from the street.  Add that some windows in bedrooms […]

Ikat Bark Cloth Fitted Slip Cover

Another slip cover! This one was for the rounded-arm chair my mother gave us for the living room. Before: During (with the slip cover my mother made for it, before it came to live at our house): And after: This another project I did with my Sewing for Your Home e-course students, working on making […]

Bar Stool Slip Cover

After hours of grueling research, I have chosen a fabric and made the first of three slip covers for the bar stools that sit between the kitchen and the den!  I shared this project with my Sewing for Your Home e-course this week, and am tickled pink at the way it turned out. I had […]

Teen Room: Progress

I think in my head, this was a Grand Reveal.  But my husband was away all last week, and when he got home on Friday evening, I hurt his feelings by suggesting that I might move some furniture around in our teen’s room while the younger children slept.  As soon as the words left my […]

Sewing for Your Home E-Course Begins Today!

It’s not too late to join us! Sign up and get started right. this. second.  Make lovely things that last, make great memories and stronger sewing skills, and make hay while the sun shines to prepare for a happy home this summer.

Bed Skirt, Duvet and Curtains. Sort Of.

The mattress for our oldest child’s hot pink four-poster bed finally arrived today!  Woot!  I had been waiting and waiting for it to get here so I could take some photos of these other projects for the Sewing for Your Home e-course: the bed skirt, the duvet, and the tab-top curtains.  Sadly, our youngest child […]

Pile of Pillows!

I think it would be hard to do home dec sewing and not make a least one giant pile of pillows.  These are for my oldest child, to go on her new hot pink bed, and when she saw them she said, “These make me think of Grammie, since she always has pillows all over […]

Circular Placemat and Mitered Napkin

Next week I begin the Sewing for Your Home e-course, and this week, I’m sharing a few of the projects to give you a taste of what we’ll be doing in class!  These are two of the Week 1 projects, a circular placemat and a mitered napkin.  The weight and body of this placemat are […]

Sewing for Your Home E-Course Now Registering!

Hooray!!  It’s time to get ready for the Sewing for Your Home e-course!!  I am super excited about this class–not least of which because it has given me an excuse to sew a whole bundle of lovely things for my new home. This has been one of the most-requested topics from my students, and I […]

House Update

The short version is: we’re still super stalled on the kitchen.  The butcher block bar has yet to be installed, and while I’ve pretty much chosen a backsplash, it’s crazy expensive and I can’t seem to pull the trigger.  I am pretty proud to say that I’ve installed one whole drawer handle–the other ten are […]

Family Room Drapes, Phase I

We just got in the new Lizzy House collection, Hello Pilgrim, at the shop.  When I originally placed my order, I did it the way I always do: sight-unseen.  That’s how I like to roll when it comes to Lizzy, because I know that everything she produces will be something I have to, have to […]

Quick & Simple Reversible Quilted Placemat Tutorial

Today was the first full day of school for the three oldest children.  Yippee!!  Getting ready for the first day, especially for preschoolers, involves packing spare clothing, nap time bedding, and in our case, placemats and napkins for lunchtime.  So the other night, I stayed up late making some cute little boy placemats for our […]