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White Forest Christmas Table Setting

White Forest Christmas Table Setting

I first started thinking about my Christmas table setting in August last summer, when I found this remnant on sale at my local fabric store. I bought it, not too sure how I was going to use it. As Christmas approached and time was flying by, I decided to go the easy way and use the fabric to make three… Continue Reading

DIY Cotton Napkins With A Removable Tassel

DIY Cotton Napkins With A Removable Tassel

One thought leads to another and this is how I ended up with these gorgeous dinner napkins! Over the holidays, we hosted a couple of dinner parties and I realized that I was short on napkins; I do have some white hemstitch linen napkins that are suitable for most occasions, but cotton napkins are way more convenient for semi-formal… Continue Reading

Hermes Colors Inspired Petite Blanket

Hermes Colors Inspired Petite Blanket

I found a soft chocolate brown fabric that I thought would make a cozy blanket. Although it looked like wool because of the thickness and the herringbone pattern, it’s actually a 100% cotton material, so we’ll be using it year round, even on cool summer nights. The width of the fabric was the regular 45-inch, which would… Continue Reading

Personalized Jewelry Travel Pouches

Personalized Jewelry Travel Pouches

Two birthdays ago, my mother and sister gave me a present that made me ecstatic: my very first sewing machine! My initial reaction was to promise my sister that I would sew something for her, anything she wanted! She asked for fabric pouches to store her jewelry when traveling. Very easy to make, but it seemed that I was always too… Continue Reading

No-Sew Coverlet For The Boy’s Room

No-Sew Coverlet For The Boy’s Room

This cozy and easy-to-make coverlet requires no stitches, no seams, no hems, no sewing skills at all! All you need to know is how to thread a needle and how to make a knot. Easy, right? I simply used a duvet cover and I inserted a layer of batting.  Then I stabilized the three layers (fabric… Continue Reading

Gift Wrapping “Paper”

Gift Wrapping “Paper”

I absolutely love presents wrapped in unexpected ways! One time, many, many years ago I had absolutely no wrapping paper to wrap a shirt I had bought for a friend who was celebrating her birthday. I emptied a box of rigatoni, placed the shirt inside and added a “bow” with various kinds of pasta (penne, tagliatelle nests and whatever… Continue Reading

Jingle … “All The Way” Canvas Art

Jingle … “All The Way” Canvas Art

My Christmas canvas art is full of little bells that…  jingle all the way!  Inspired after my “Canvas Art With Brass Monogram” project which I shared a few months ago, this one is only for Christmas but it will surely add a happy and festive note throughout the holiday season. I simply put together small metallic bells that create the chorus of my all time favorite Christmas… Continue Reading

Taking A Lavender Sachet To A New Dimension

Taking A Lavender Sachet To A New Dimension

Who said that a lavender sachet has to be small and puffy?  Although I love the scent and I find that the pouches that lavender come in are almost always adorable,  I honestly don’t think that their size is actually very convenient.  As much as I love them on the store’s display shelf, they seem to get in the way when… Continue Reading

DIY Wooden Placemats & Summer Table Setting Ideas

DIY Wooden Placemats & Summer Table Setting Ideas

After spending a few hours during the last weekend working on some backyard updates (see here, if you haven’t already read my previous post), it’s now time to enjoy it!  And what a better idea than inviting a couple of friends over for dinner.  That was just the motivation I needed to make some summer… Continue Reading

A Little Bag To Love

A Little Bag To Love

After I was done with my latest project and before putting my sewing machine away, I thought I’d make a little bag from some fabric scrap and leftover materials from older projects.  I’m so glad I did! Because sometimes an adorable little nothing can make your day! So, after finishing the IKEA hack, I had some of… Continue Reading