Thursday, October 16, 2014

How To Make A Pillow & Online Fabric Store Giveaway

*This post is sponsored by Online Fabric Store. All opinions are 100% mine.
Today, I am excited to be joining 18 other bloggers on creating pillows for your home. Thank you to Online Fabric Store for sponsoring this tour and providing us with the fabric and pillow insert. I have known about the Online Fabric Store for 2 years now and have ordered from them in the past. I love the quality of the fabrics, the different styles, tons of colors and patterns, trims, burlap and so much more. They even carry ready made decorative throw pillows


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For my pillow I went with a pattern , it's called the Braemore Paloma/OXF Sunflower.  Love!

Braemore Paloma/OXF Sunflower Fabric


This is the pillow form I received. What I love about this one is there is a zipper and you can add more stuffing to it if you want.

Fairfield Soft Touch Poly-Fil Supreme Pillow Form - 16" x 16"
Materials Needed: 
  • Fabric
  • Pillow insert 
  • Sewing machine 
  • Matching thread
  • Straight pins
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Scissors
  • Rotary cutter & mat
*Before you cut and pin your fabric remember to line up your patterns. The patterns should be going in the same direction.

In this first picture, you need to cut your fabric in the following order. The top piece needs to be cut and measured 16 1/2 inches on each side. The 1/2 inch is for seam allowance. The bottom 2 pieces are going to overlay each other slightly, so you take your fabric and cut each piece 16 1/2 x 10 1/2. The bottom left picture you see all 3 cut pieces.  

Take your two bottom pieces and fold over once about 1/4 inch and iron flat and fold over a second time and iron flat. Now pin the fold in place (left pic). This part I forgot a picture of but once you have pinned the 2 bottom piece in place, just simply sew down the middle of the fold. Once you have sewed the two pieces, iron these two pieces and now you are ready to pin these two pieces to the top piece. Placing your top piece of fabric right side up and take one of your bottom pieces and pin right side down. As you can see in the picture on the right, the folds of the 2 pieces should be in the middle.

Pin the second bottom piece over the first bottom piece (remember these 2 pieces will slightly overlap each other) and it should look like the picture on the left. The picture on the right shows the 3 pieces all pinned all around. Now you are ready to sew the entire square with a 1/2 inch seam allowance. 

Once you have sewed the pillow you need to trim the corners and sides. This helps keep the pillow from being bulky and those corners sharp . As you can see from the picture on the right, I cut each corner diagonal and trimmed some on the sides. When you are done trimming, iron the pillow inside out. When you are done, turn the pillow right side out. Take a wooden dowel rod (something with a point but not sharp) and poke the corners out. 

There you have it, the finished product. You can see the front side (pillow in the front) and the back side (pillow in the back). I love making pillow shams. 
Now we are giving away Two $100 gift cards to Online Fabric Store! Fun! Enter below for your chance to win. Don't forget once your are done entering the giveaway, scroll down and visit my other friends in the tour.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Online Fabric Store Pillow Tour and Giveaway!

I am so happy to be able to write this post today. My computer was not working for the last 3 days, so needless to say I am catching up today. I really want to share with you all about the Pillow Challenge & Giveaway. This week there are 19 bloggers who are taking part in a Pillow Challenge tour & Giveaway with Online Fabric Store. The Online Fabric Store has some beautiful fabrics, burlaps, trims, pillow forms, decorative pillows and so much more. Each blogger has received a pillow form and 1 yard of fabric that we each picked out. This Monday, October 13th thru the 16th we will be sharing with you our own creation and how to.

Also, there is not one, but TWO $100 Gift cards to the Online Fabric Store! WOO HOO!

Fun with Fabric and a Giveaway

Come back every day and see the newest pillow creation and enter to win one of the gift cards. Come back this Thursday when I will be sharing my pillow. I can't wait to show you it all. Just click on each link below to see each bloggers pillow. Don't forget to share about the tour with your family and friends and on your social media sites. Thanks so much!


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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Pumpkins Makeover That Can Be Used For Halloween and Thanksgiving

I have been working on some dollar store bought pumpkins that I picked up last year and I just wanted to give it my own touch. I love more of a natural looking pumpkin and I went with an old white color and gold.

As you can see, I started out with the original plastic pumpkins and then I used American Decor Chalky finish in whisper. This color reminds me of Old White by ASCP. Once I gave the pumpkins two coats, I painted the stem in a mixture of brown and cream color. Can you tell which is the real pumpkin and which is the faux on the cake plate? They are close in color. As you can see, I took three other pumpkins and painted them gold. I love the combination of the two colors!


I added these lovely ceramic pumpkins with the faux pumpkins and I love the feel of all of these together. My kind of neutral.

I also had these cravable pumpkins that I used the Americana Decor in whisper and added gold tones. I do love the different designs I picked out and it just gives them that extra pretty. : )



My final pumpkin is a real pumpkin that I just left it in its original natural color but I added my last name initial. I simply printed off the letter and cut it out and taped in place. I traced around the letter and with a flat tip paint brush I filled in the letter with Folk Art Vintage White. I love that color, too. This pumpkin is simplistic and charming and would look fabulous on my Thanksgiving table this year. I love the two cake plates to give this pumpkin height and you can add mini pumpkins all around it or tea lights. This is for sure going on my Thanksgiving table.

I am loving these vintage white mini pumpkins and these of course will be on my Thanksgiving table as well. I will be adding other elements to the table this year, like some leaves, branches and some vintage books. I am really going for a natural look this year. 


There you have it, my natural looking and simplistic Halloween/Thanksgiving decor. Next post I will be sharing my tablescape. Thanks for stopping by. 

Hugs,

Vanessa

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Halloween Spooktacular Pumpkin Makeover

I purchased a outdoor pumpkin at a yard sale last year for $1 and today I am going to show you the new and improve spooktacular pumpkin.

I used chalkboard paint and give this pumpkin three coats. Next I took three different button sizes and made circles all over the pumpkin. I then applied Mod Podge onto the circles and the month, then I added silver glitter. Once the glitter was dry I did spray adhesive on  each circle.
This is my scary pumpkin all lit up. I love how it turned out, but it's going to look great when I put it outside.

My little girl got the creative bug and made this lovely pumpkin painting. I just love how her creative mind works. Did you see this old vintage ceramic pumpkin I picked up at a yard sale for a $1. This piece will also be outside as well.  
I love the glitter around the eyes and mouth. It makes the pumpkin look spooktacular. 

This is the extent of my spooky pumpkins. I am more into the happy pumpkins and cute witch. Plus my little girl does not like scary Halloween. She won't even walk down the scary aisle at the stores. I keep Halloween rated G. : )

Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome day!

Hugs,

Vanessa

Friday, September 26, 2014

DIY180 Sharing over at "The Life of a Craft Crazed Mom"

Hi, Everyone

Today, Friday, September 26, 2014 I am over at The Life of a Craft Crazed Mom sharing a yummy pumpkin oatmeal cookie recipe. Go over and show some love. Remember sharing is caring and I am always grateful for the love.

Hugs, 

Vanessa

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Room Makeover Part 3

I have spent the last 4 days purging, organizing and cleaning my little girl's room. If I showed you the before pictures you would fall over in shock. I couldn't believe I let her room get so bad. I had 3 trash bags full. I don't have any before because I was so bent on getting the room straighten out that I got in the zone and cleaned. I finally have it all cleaned up and I am ready to add the finishing touches to her room.

Here is what her room looks like without any wall decors bed, bedding, wall decor, rug or curtain.






It doesn't seem like much, but to me the small details are the hardest part. I hope to have this finished in time for her birthday. Keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks again for stopping by.

Hugs,

Vanessa

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Furniture Makeover- Girl's Room Makeover Part 2

This week I am continuing to show you two more French Provential pieces for my girl's room. I have finished her desk and night stand. I used the same paint that I used on the chest - (furniture makeover part 1).


I love furniture pieces that have curvy legs, it just makes me smile. : ) Not only did this desk turned out beautiful, but it's functional with all those drawers. Those drawers are going to hold a lot of art supplies.

I couldn't resist adding turquoise to the sides of every drawer and lining the drawers with that fun bubble gum wrapping paper. I am a collector of  ladies vintage handkerchiefs and vintage children's books. I have quite a collection of books and I used a few that I want to display in her room. My favorite book is "Little Women" and I can't wait to read it to my girl. The piece of resistance is this gold crown that every girl should have in her room. 

This next piece is the night stand and again more drawers. A girl can't have too many drawers. I also picked up at a yard sale this walnut color jewelry box, that I painted in turquoise and then added a white glaze over it. This is perfect for all her jewelry collection. : ) 

These pieces turned out fabulous and I have a chair for her desk that is getting a makeover as well and lots of decorative pieces as well. Little miss and I are excited and looking forward to finishing up her room. Thanks a bunch for stopping by. 

Hugs,

Vanessa