Archive for ‘Take a Look Tuesday’

April 21, 2010

Take-Control Tuesday: New Curtain

Today I took control of the TV area. I’m sorry that I didn’t get before pictures. There were DVD’s all over the top of the tv. I also made this curtain. It’s out of an old table cloth and an old red sheet. I used an old shower curtain rod that hubby kindly sawed down for me. 🙂 I haven’t had fresh flowers in the house for a while. No one lives next door so I trimmed a few of the bushes.

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The curtain was pretty easy to make. cut your fabric 4 inches longer then the length from the rod to the ground (or wherever you want). Fold the top over 4 inches and then sew across. SO easy to make!
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April 6, 2010

Take-A-Look_Tuesday: Pin Cushion/button holder

I ran across this idea a few years ago and never tried it until a few weeks ago. I LOVED making it; and i love using it even more. I do think I need to invest in glue gun though. I just used super sticky squares to glue on the top and the ribbon. So far it’s working well, but I would never give it to someone without using a glue gun.

Items needed:

baby food jar
poly-fill
a scrap of fabric (enough to make a circle 6″ in diameter)
ribbon and other embelishments you would like to add
pins and buttons (or whatever else you would like to put in the jar)
Directions:
Sorry there aren’t any pictures!
1. cut your fabric into a 6″ circle. baste the edge of the circle, when you are done pull one end of the thread to tighten the edge of the fabric to make a pouch.
2. Fill with polly fill. A good sized handful should be enough.
3. Continue pulling on the thread to close it up. Use a needle to sew it shut.
4. Grab the lid to the baby food jard and slather the top with hot glue. Then press the cushin onto the top of the lid. Wait for it to dry.
5. Apply ribbon around the edge of the lid and covering the space between the cushin and the lid. Use hot glue for this. The bow on my ribbon was already tied for me as it was part of a gift bag. I suggest tying the bow how you want it before you glue it on.
6. Add additional embelishments if you would like. put some buttons (or other crafty things..paper flowers maybe?) in the jar and stick some pins in the top.
7. Keep it at your craft space or bless someone with your creativity!
If you make one of these I would LOVE to see it! Post a comment here with a link to pictures!