Pleated Cafe Curtains and a Timeless Dining Room

A dining room that’s a bit timeless yet collected and eclectic all at the same time. How do you choose the right window treatment?  Floor length panels were the first thing that came to mind and definitely an expected option for a formal dining room. Maybe too expected. Anytime you add long panels to a room you add a touch of formality. We were looking for a more casual option that would still

Easy Flange Pillow Tutorial For A New Pillow…NOW

If you’d like a new pillow and you want it…like NOW…this quick and easy flange pillow tutorial will help you achieve just that!  This pillow gives you the satisfaction of making something fast with a bit of detail rather than a plain pillow.  The fabric I’m using today is a small print and quite subtle. It works fine for this style but this pillow is a great option when you

How to Make a Ruffled Bolster Pillow

The thought of making a bolster pillow may seem daunting. So much so that you might change your mind and settle for a square pillow instead. And that’s such a shame!  Because if you’re looking for something different…a bolster pillow might be just thing for your next project. 

Pleated Valance – Scallops, Pleats, Piping It’s All in the Details

One of the best things about making your own curtains is the chance to incorporate all sorts of details.  I love details. The little extra “something” that might go unnoticed by some but make all the difference in the final results. Today I’m sharing a board mounted scalloped & pleated valance that’s traditional in design yet full of details that can be incorporated in so many different curtain projects.   In the Gallery of this

Denver Area Home Tour Featuring 5 Different Window Treatments

I am so thrilled to share this gorgeous home with you!  Tamara and I collaborated long distance on several window treatments for her home. With long distance projects I don’t always have the chance to share photos. Currently, Tamara’s home is on the market and we now have these lovely photos to share not only the window treatments but her entire house!

4 New Window Treatments

Today I’m sharing 4 new window treatments that range in style from soft & simple panels to a vibrant, colorful valance to tailored & pleated panels.   The first set of curtains frame out a pair of large french doors that overlook the family’s back patio.  The open concept of this space features a living room, dining room and kitchen where we recently placed a splash of both color and pattern over

How to Fix the Busted Zipper in Your Favorite Pillow

I love this combination of fabrics. The pairing of a classic black and white houndstooth with a vibrant turquoise ruffle. This pillow is part of a collection of pillows I made a couple of years ago for Stacey. It’s one of her favorites. And as sometimes happens with gently loved items the zipper gave out.  Sometimes it’s not, but in this case the pillow was definitely worth the extra effort of putting

Kitchen Cafe Curtain – A Bold Fabric Combination and A Mud Bench Cushion

There was something missing. A brand new home featuring a large, family-style kitchen. Solid maple cabinets and hardwood floors. An island, big enough for a crowd to gather around. And a eye-catching barn door leading to the pantry. But Carol felt there was something missing. Color.  While she loved the neutrality of her new home she was ready for color. A bold kitchen cafe curtain became the answer. 

Custom Tablecloth from Pieced Together Drop Cloths

My dining room is right inside the front door of our home. We have a 60″ round table which allows us to pull in extra chairs and squeeze up to 10 people around the table.  The problem is the table top is in desperate need of refinishing. I wanted a quick and inexpensive answer so I experimented with making a tablecloth by piecing one together from drop cloth remnants. I liked

3 Techniques for Gathering Ruffles

If you love ruffles as much as I do then you probably gather a lot of ruffles for your projects. Knowing the best techniques for gathering ruffles is a must have whether you’re new to sewing or a seasoned seamstress. Today I’m sharing 3 great techniques for gathering ruffles.  When this project began I only had 2 yards of the aqua damask to use for 3 pillows. It was a remnant