I have a bad habit of picking up towels when they’re on sale. Since I like to sew, I know that I can always change them up to match what ever theme or color that I’m using at the time. It doesn’t matter what color they are, I’ll find a way to use them & decorate them to make them work in my home. And isn’t that what crafting is all about? Why have a plain white towel hanging in your home when you can have a decorated one?
I had a little left over fabric from my Easter Place Mats, so I thought I might bring some of the fabric into the kitchen. There wasn’t very much fabric left over, but there was enough to trim one side of a hand towel.
The Easter Towel was given 2 different looks. I put fabric on one side and ribbon & an applique on the other side. I like having reversible items, mainly because I like change. (at least when I can control it.)
I’m still decorating for Easter. I certainly couldn’t have a St. Patrick’s Day Wreath on the door for Easter. Because the theme for this year is purple & eggs, I wanted to put both of those into the door hanging. Instead of the traditional wreath, I chose an Easter Bonnet this year. This was one of the easiest door hangings that I’ve done in a very long time. I hope you enjoy it & will try one for yourself.
I’d seen something similar to this on-line & thought I’d make a much less expensive version. It was a little time consuming, but the results were worth it. This little display adds a pop of bright colors to where ever you place it. Continue reading →
Since the theme for my Easter decor was going to be Easter Eggs, (because of the fabric that I chose) I started to shop around for an Easter Egg Tree or an Ornament Stand. I couldn’t believe the prices! Not one of them were under $28.00! And I didn’t like any of the designs. My brain went into high gear to come up with an inexpensive tree that would go with my holiday decorations this year. This is what I came up with:
It’s a little time consuming, but can be customized to meet your needs & home colors.
Purple is the color to help spread epilepsy awareness, so I’m posting this today in honor of it.
What a difference a placemat makes. I turned over the Easter Tablescape Place Mat to the solid side to make this tablescape. I love the color purple, but living in a household full of men, I don’t usually use the color around our home. (it’s not really a ‘manly’ color) But for Easter, I couldn’t resist. I hope you enjoy our Easter Table Scape.
It’s almost Easter! Time for a new tablescape! I love doing these. They brighten up the dining area & with a plate change, the whole table looks different. Using the Easter place mats that I made, I created 2 looks using the patterned side. I thought I’d share them with you.
Spring is right around the corner! And that means that Easter will be here before you know it. Time to change out the St. Patrick’s Day decorations & replace them with all of the pastels of Easter.
There were so many beautiful fabrics to choose from this year. I spent more time in Joanne Fabrics than I should have, but I finally found a theme for this year. Easter Eggs! And the fabric that I found had so many lovely colors in it. I checked the color sample area of the fabric & really had to debate on which color I wanted to go with this year.
Since I live in a household full of men, I don’t use my favorite color very often. (not exactly a ‘manly’ color) But, I just had to go with Lilac for my tablescape. I couldn’t resist it.
My little princess (her name is Two) likes to hang around me, where ever I am. She’s behind me on the chair when I’m at the computer, she cuddles with me when I’m on the couch, & she’s usually at my feet when I’m in the craft room. The craft room has vinyl flooring, so it can be a little cold. We put vinyl flooring in so that I wouldn’t have to worry about pins or beads getting lost. But it can be a little cold and it’s not as soft as the chair or couch. So I needed something for my little Two to curl up on.
I’ve learned that if you want your nylon stockings, panty-hose, knee-highs, bras & panties to last, do not put them in the dryer. The heat from a dryer will break down the fabric and shorten the life of the garment. I used to just hang them on plastic hangers to dry, (Metal hangers left a ridge in the items) but they kept catching on parts of the hangers. I was saving the stockings just to snag them while they were drying. That’s when I came up with this idea and it’s been working for me for years.