Curtains, Curtains, Curtains!

This is the story of attempts, failures and the tricks I have picked up along the way. One of my least favorite projects are window treatments….of any kind. I lean toward very unfussy panel curtains and blinds for privacy. Even though that is a simple fix for most spaces I somehow always get myself in…

Cloth Care : Washing Vintage Fabrics and Quilts

Conventional wisdom says to handle all old fabrics with great care, hand washing and/or dry cleaning when necessary, and I have used all methods of cleaning when it comes to my stash of vintage fabrics.  When I was younger, maybe high school age, I was really into finding vintage fabrics and turning them into clothing, accessories…

Tweaked : Clothing to Pillows

One of my recent tweaks goes something like this….  Find a cute sweater from Old Navy in the Goodwill Bins.  Keep it FOREVER even though it will never fit you (It’s literally a tiny size I may have been able to wear when I was 12) and hope to one day find something to do…

Tweaked : Knockoff CAbi Traveler Pants

Lately, I have been tweaking things left and right.  It’s been great, adding to my wardrobe and saving many things I thought I really needed to unload.  I am never financially in a place to buy a bunch of new clothes, so this has been a perfect way to have different things to wear without…

Tweaked : Unicorn Pillow

Recently I was approached by a very weepy 6 year old that appeared to be imitating Chris Farley from this scene in the movie Tommy Boy: Fat Guy in a Little Coat She was distressed at the fact that her favorite and…..I mean FAVORITE top was now so small in the shoulders she could no…

Fun Fabric Friday : Vintage Sheets

I haven’t done one of these in a while and I thought it might be fun to share some of my vintage sheet hoard.  I have been collecting and using vintage sheets throughout my home and in my sewing for many years now, but recently I have been unable to cut anything.  I don’t know…