How to Make a Button Tassel

Completed Tassel

On Friday, I promised to show you this button tassel tutorial today.  To refresh your memory, here’s my pillow with the tassel buttons, one on each side, from my How to Make Your Own Custom Fringe post. The button tassel on this pillow from an antique market inspired my round pillow button tassel. Using Debi […]

DIY Shirt Sleeve Pumpkins

DIY Shirt Sleeve Pumpkins

Many of us have made pillows from a man’s dress shirt,  a sweater or sweat shirt, or even a thrifted jacket.  But, do we just throw away the sleeves? I say no!  Don’t waste those valuable sleeves.  They make the best pumpkins! The orange pumpkin is from a sweater I bought at a Salvation Army […]

Perfectly Shape Your Chair Cushion

Grain Sack Chair Cushion Complete

How was your weekend?  Wasn’t the weather wonderful?  PAM and HBD came for a short visit (yay!).  HH and HBD watched football while PAM and I made bread.  She watched part of the Craftsy Artisan Bread Making course on my laptop while I kneaded, shaped, and baked.  It was so fun!  (Notice the sale going […]

Plate Runners – Tutorial (Sew or No-Sew)

Plate Runners Tutorial

Yesterday, I published “The Color Purple” Tablescape.  Included in the post were pictures of what I called a plate runner. Today, I’m providing a tutorial for these quick runners, quick because you only need a couple for your table, rather than several place mats. You could use two table runners if you would like, purchased […]

Sew or No-Sew Valance – Tutorial

Double Window Valance

Yesterday, in my Kitchen Valance Reveal, I promised you a tutorial. Can you believe this valance, with all its curves, fullness, and movement, is just a long, really long, rectangle? Say, what? Yep. You won’t believe how easy!  Even for-a-beginner easy.  Even if-you-can-only-sew-a-straight-seam easy. And…even if-you-can-only-use-iron-on-hem-tape easy. Here’s where we start. Let me just rotate […]