Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson: Meet and Greet Party

 Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson: Meet and Greet Party. I was so thrilled to be able to attend Jann’s blogging party, and then share about me on her linky Meet and Greet party. Jann is even more amazing in person, and TALENTED! Her home is full of lovely vignettes and beautiful chippy furniture. It is all so very carefully curated. I will be doing a separate post on the party later in the week, and show you some pictures of her home! Continue reading

A Old Screen Into Wall Art

It’s Monday my dear friends! I hope that everyone has had a beautiful weekend.

I have been busy this weekend with a few new projects and I can’t wait to share one with you, of course this was fun, easy and didn’t cost me much. These are my rules! LOL

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I bought this great old screen a couple of weeks ago. Some times I set my finds in my home and look at them for a few days until the creative juices start to flow, that’s what I did with this one.

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A Heart Divine

I want to give a special welcome to all of you and thank you for visiting my blog. I have a fun little project that I want to share with you today that is fast, fun, and didn’t cost a penny. I had everything in-house to make this.

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I first saw the idea for the darling heart in Romantic Country magazine, Spring 2015.  They had used it for wedding decor and anything to do with a wedding certainly would be for Valentines Day right? My only problem was that I had run out of the heavier wire so I searched the house for a coveted wire hanger. Nope couldn’t find one. I won’t have a wire hanger in my closest (I’m very fussy) plus I used them all for crafting. So I took the journey up stairs and nope out of five closets I couldn’t find even one. I guess I had used all of theirs to. Imagine that! LOL

Then a few days later one appeared! I could not believe my eyes. I knew for sure that I was to make this lovely heart after all! LOL

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Wire hangers are not the easiest wire to bend but I was able to bend it into a heart shape, then tie it in the middle with some twine. I wished that the wire had not been white so it would show through the lace fabric but with the miraculous appearance of the hanger I was not fussy.

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I used a scrape of the pillow fabric that I had left and cut a heart about half-inch bigger than the wire frame.

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I originally was going to hand stitch the fabric on the wire frame but being that the lace was not very see through the stitching did not show, (I know I tried it then unpicked) so I glued it with hot glue by taking the edge over the wire and gluing it.

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It really turned out cute, I love the look that this fabric gave it so ruffly.

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I hope that you enjoyed this little tutorial. I love all of your sweet comments they mean so much to me.  Please share my blog with others this makes blogging so worth my while. Thank you so much! Have a great weekend! Whatever you do be safe and enjoy yourself and add a little happiness into someone else s life very much like you do to mine!

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((Warm Hugs))

Jo

Bringing in Change Through Pillow Covers

Thank you for coming to my little nest. I love to share all the joyous changes that I make in my home. Through flowers, fabrics, candles, and beautiful functional things, my home is more comfortable and inviting and makes me want to be here more often.  My little nest is always evolving and one of the ways that I make seasonal changes is through making pillow covers. Yup! More, for those that have been following for awhile.

I saw a beautiful wall hanging one day and because I love to do embroidery work I decided to make one, but because of living in such a small space I decided not to use the finished piece as a wall hanging rather a pillow cover.

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I got this old feed sack from a Etsy shop, because of the size of the sack I was able to make two pillow covers out of it. I used a thin cotton batting on the back, I wanted the stitching to show up and to give a quilted look. I then based around the edges to hold the two pieces together. I didn’t do any really fancy stitches mostly cross stitch and running stitches. It was a pretty big piece to hand stitch though and it took me a while to complete. Starting it just before the holidays was part of the problem.

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This is a look of the front side . . .


BeFunky_Pil make feed.jpgand the back. I did not cut it in half because of the stitching.

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Here it is all fluffed up with the pillow insert. I am very pleased how it turned out. The patina on it is beautiful. Not so sure I want people relaxing on it though! LOL I have another feed bag with a chicken on the front and I think it will make more of a conversation piece so I will give it a go soon.

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The back of the feed bag is the pillow on the back right. It really is clean the fabric was pretty stained when I got it, but that’s what I like about it.

I bought two lovely pieces of fabric about a year ago and I could not bring myself to cutting them up. But when the nest calls for new pillow covers and Shabby Chic ones at that, well I donated them to the cause. I made two out of each piece. The lovely white rose texture pattern is above.

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Here is the pale blue one. I made two of each and still have beautiful scrapes for other projects. I’m making a beautiful lacy wire heart out of the white scrapes. I’ll show you that soon.

Chances are you have something in your home that needs to be livened up a bit or needs a bigger change, making your home beautiful and inviting need not cost a whole lot. Shop your home for changes even your closest. Making pillow covers from clothing is pretty simple even for non sewers. There are many products out on the market that you can either iron on or glue to make these.

For me there is no such thing as a make over because my home will never truly be made over all it takes is looking through my favorite magazine or surfing through my favorite blogs I know that I will find something.

Until next time!

((WARM HUGS))

Jo

LACE, Lace, lace . . .

    LACE, Lace,and more Lace . . .  Are you a lace lover like I am? You know those cute little pieces that you have laying around the house.

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