A few years ago, super chunky knit blankets started popping up on blogs and Pinterest, and I immediately knew I wanted to knit my own. Mine knit up quite quickly and easily, and I’ve been enjoying its cozy embrace ever since. Now I’m even considering putting one of these kits to knit another on my Christmas list, partly because my cat thinks that the one I made should be reserved soley for her use. Continue Reading
If only because they’re more difficult and expensive to change, home trends tend to move much more slowly than fashion trends. But even though you probably don’t want to update your whole house every season, you might find yourself drawn to particular fall fashion trends, and there’s no reason you can’t incorporate touches of those trends into your home decor. Here are five 2018 fall fashion trends worth checking out for home decor inspiration. Continue Reading
Ahh, autumn. You make me want to light bonfires in my backyard, start drinking cocoa on the daily, and cozy up in anything warm and snuggly. This fall I'm exploring my reignited love of flannel (I'm actually wearing a flannel shirt right now as I write this), and with these local Minnesota temperatures ever on the decline, a DIY flannel throw was in order. I just love blankets – you can never have too many, which makes them a wonderful gift. Continue Reading
This project is brought to you by the following joyous news: I'm going to be an aunt! I'm over-the-moon excited, and can't wait to meet my first little niece or nephew. That's right, I said niece OR nephew, and that's because the gender isn't known yet! I'm too excited to wait around to find out whether it's going to be a boy or a girl, and I wanted to get started crocheting a blanket ASAP. I made this gender-neutral baby blanket from a sweet sunflower yellow and cute mint green with alternating white. Continue Reading
I’m all for snuggling up on the couch under a good throw. I tend to collect throw blankets because there are sooo many textures, styles, and colors! Here are ten that could do a great job of keeping you warm this fall season! There are tons of different price points so there’s a throw for everyone!
A spectrum of soft, felted wool offers up a quick, easy, and absolutely stunning patchwork throw!
Perfect for bundling up on crisp fall evenings, this cozy throw is a simple weekend project. If you’re feeling especially productive, there’s still time to make a few for the upcoming gift-giving season, too. Here’s what you’ll need:
- felted wool in a spectrum of colors
- 100% cotton machine sewing thread
Making the perfect pillow form is like buying the right bra; it determines if your handmade, custom pillow looks professional and smooth or wrinkly and tacky. The right measurements and the even distribution of filling are the hallmarks of fabulous throw pillows. Pillow forms can be cut out of almost any fabric. Keep the fabric plain and preferably a light color. Inexpensive muslin always works well.
Your pillow form should be made in the same style as the pillow cover. Continue Reading
If you’re planning on whipping up some custom throw pillows it can be such a time saver to make cardboard pillow forms in varying shapes and sizes. I have an entire set of these under my work table so I don’t have to re-measure each time. For the sake of the reader’s eyes, I covered a large piece of cardboard with green paper so you don’t have to look at brown cardboard.
In order to make the perfect knife edge pillow, there are a few tips. Continue Reading