Where is the Sewing?

I have been sewing…a lot! The projects just end up getting posted over at my Facebook Page, Kitsch Designs. Lately, the sewing has been happening, but I have not wanted to take the time for before and after pics, or there just isn’t much to share because the project was so straight forward, or, more…

Fabric Love – Upholstery Samples

I wish I could come by here more often, but with all the quarantined together time with family now I don’t seem to have as many opportunities as I would have imagined at the beginning.  As I was going along today, finishing up some work on placemat and napkin sets I had a momentary freak…

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Sewing and Crafts – A Mermaid Doll

Early on, when we first went under quarantine, my daughter asked if I would help her make a stuffie or doll of some kind.  I agreed and we started a search through Pinterest for just the right thing.  Almost immediately we decided a mermaid doll was it!  She was leaning toward this style…… ….large, puffy…

Sewing and Crafts: Fabric Fairies

One of my all time favorite up-cycled creations are Fabric Fairies! This was one of my first attempts at creating something new from a vintage piece that was just falling apart.  The original quilt was one step away from the trash bin at the time, but I just had to have it.  You know, sometimes…

Hall Bath Curtains From a Thrift Store Find

Recently, I shared some curtains on my Kitsch Designs Instagram account that I put up in our hall bath upstairs.  I like to share some of the crazy things I find in thrift stores on that account and one day I came across this fabric…. It’s called Cleone and it’s by Nate Berkus.  You can…

Tweaked: Vintage Quilt Fabric Bags

In the past year, I have been working hard to use up what I have.  Funny thing is, I seem to always have more.  It’s like my stash of fabric multiplies somehow when I am not looking.  ;o) Anyhoo, I have been creating some simple and some over-the-top bags with the things I find around…

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…