Draping, the process of pinning material to a dress form and then shaping a pattern out of it, is a technique used by fashion designers and pattern makers. It is typically learned at a design school, however, in my case, I saw a few pictures on the internet and read about the term and decided to teach myself. I like to take the “How hard can it really be?” approach, to, well, just about everything. In the case of draping, not very hard, as long as you get your ducks in a row first. So, I will share with all of you how to DIY. I’m going to break this up into several, digestible sections. Here we go! Continue reading
I’ve been absent this week! Why? I am working on an epic project… Continue reading
Since we moved into our apartment here on post, I have not felt very inclined to decorate. I guess I just feel like it’s hard to make an apartment, that is temporary, a homey place. This is my latest attempt.
I have been a busy bee the last few days! After some good advise from my friend at Honey, I AM the help (fellow blogger and an innovative quilter!), I have moved my blog to this custom page with more options and ease of use than my previous blog page.
I have not tinkered with owning my own web page previously, and had to learn everything as I was going, which was a little challenge to me. I’m glad I did it though, I love to learn new things and I am continuing to learn more every time I log on! I’m hoping to re-learn some of my HTML coding skills, which I have not used since the myspace days of designing backgrounds and changing font colors (lol)!
I hope everyone enjoys the new page and finds it much easier to navigate and view!
Another update- I do have another new project post coming up later today, but first I must run into town for some hardware Stay tuned!
I was recently made aware of the fact that I do not have very much decor in my home. I already knew this of course, but had not bothered to do much more than the few sturdy pieces I own. We have moved a lot in the last few years and I have lost decor due to me not liking it well enough to move it, so I gave it away, or damage. Well, I decided I had better do something about it, since it’s not really acceptable for a mid-twenties couple with kids to rock the ‘bachelor pad’ style.
This is my starting project- a super easy wall hanging for my bathroom. Here is how you can make one for yourself in less than 2 hours!
Sometimes in my whirlwind of crafting, I feel inclined to do a little baking. These are the moments my husband both loves and dreads the most. While I can turn out some tasty treats, I am not fond of the cleaning up portion. By the end of a good baking spree, the kitchen looks like Siberia in a snowstorm from all the flour and I have dirtied pretty much every utensil I own.
The last little baking spree I went on was for a bake sale to support an FRG event. Here is how it went…
I started a large quilt several years ago when I had my old sewing machine and never finished it. Life happened, and I didn’t have the time, space or energy to work on it. Well, I decided to pull it out of the craft storage and work on finishing it. Unfortunately, I noticed some problems with the work I had already done… Continue reading