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Ironing Board Cover turned Pillow

Once upon a time there was an ironing board cover that dreamed of being something more… something not so flat. Then one day it was taken off the shelf at its long, lonely home of Tuesday Morning and was taken to a new home (at a mere $4 clearance price!).  There at it’s new home,… Continue reading Ironing Board Cover turned Pillow

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Springing for Stripes!

So you may remember for winter I warmed a few of our pillows up by wrapping them in a sweater. As cozy and comfy as they may be…. sweaters make me think of the cold.  And I’m done with the cold.  Dee Oh En Eee DONE I tell ya. So when I came across these… Continue reading Springing for Stripes!

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Our Pillows Got Cold, So I Made Them Sweaters

Yup, I’ve jumped on yet another DIY bandwagon – the COVER EVERYTHING IN SWEATERS! wagon.  Only, I’m drawing the line.  Soft fuzzy cozy sweater pillows?  Sure!  ….but why does my flower vase need to be cozy?  It doesn’t. But I found this super comfy sweater for under $4 at Goodwill and thought it would be… Continue reading Our Pillows Got Cold, So I Made Them Sweaters

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Enveloping the Couch in Color

We’re back this Friday to show off the simple envelop pillow covers I made to add an extra touch to the living room and brighten up our big, squishy, oh-so-comfy charcoal couch.  (and matching arm chair and ottoman, scored for $200 on craigslist!) I used this easy tutorial from Six Sisters’ Stuff.  They’re pretty exact,… Continue reading Enveloping the Couch in Color

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Baby Got Back — Tab Curtains

Bill and I spent the weekend in Philly for a wedding before trying to outrun hurricane Sandy for the last 72 hours.  (First we left South Jersey/Philly for Pittsburgh, then I drove through the hurricane snow in western PA down to DC last night…)   Everyone we know is thankfully safe and sound with remarkably… Continue reading Baby Got Back — Tab Curtains

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How I Met Your Mother’s Pillow ~ A Flange Pillow Tutorial

I enjoy sewing.  I really do.  Don’t let my threatening words and angry glares at my sewing machine fool you. What I dislike are roll hems.  And frankly, hemming in general.  I get it, fraying is bad and it creates nicer edges, but when you’re putting something together, it can sometimes feel like a step… Continue reading How I Met Your Mother’s Pillow ~ A Flange Pillow Tutorial

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The story of How I Met Your Mother’s Duvet – A DIY Duvet Cover Part 2

Kids, where we last left off, Beth was struggling to finish piecing together a duvet cover when she hit a bit of a snag. It turns out, the measurements listed on Target’s sheets refers to the raw materials size – NOT the finished product.  So, after I had managed to finish all but the last… Continue reading The story of How I Met Your Mother’s Duvet – A DIY Duvet Cover Part 2

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The story of How I Met Your Mother’s Duvet – A DIY Duvet Cover Part I

Kids, back in the summer of 2012, we had an Ikea hacked nightstand, RASTafari, and we  made a new matching headboard from scratch that we named Doormir. Then Bill showed us how he made me a cup holder and mini nightstand.  But we still had that mossy green comforter and lime sherbet dust ruffle. It… Continue reading The story of How I Met Your Mother’s Duvet – A DIY Duvet Cover Part I