Thursday, May 26, 2011

Playing WIth Lace and Ribbons

Recently I bought a good amount of lace and ribbons. I did not have any particular project in mind.Yet I bought a significant amount anyways.  When a project comes along making a trip to the store does not happen often. In my process of organizing and storing them I came up with this design. This design is very easy and simple because all I did was, sew them in each row. I am happy with the result. It is easy and simple but looks elegant.

This is how it looks

These are what I used to make the design

So all my readers out there if you do not have a sewing machine, there is no need to be afraid because can be done by hand stitch. If hand stitched I believe it will not be very time consuming .

If any questions please let me know.


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Crib Fitted Sheet Tutorial

During this week I made the fitted mattress cover and matching pillowcase for my boys crib. It turned out well.
Please see the pictures and tutorial bellow.

Side view of the crib

View from the top

Top pillow view

I did not spend any money on this project because I had the fabric from before. If you were to buy fabric, a Yard should be around $5.00 or less.
Here I do not have instructions for pillow case. If any of you are interested please let me know.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Crepe Paper Pomander

I have seen this cool tutorial of crepe paper pomander at Due to her explanotry tutorial I thought of making one myself. I could not get to it instantly, but finally yesterday I made one.

Side View

Front View

Another Side View

This cutee is a little time consuming to put together but with enough determination it can be done. To see the full tutorial please click on the link bellow. Hope you will have fun making one........

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

My Made In America Find...

I found this supper cute vase in our local dollar store for $1.50. I loved its round shape instantly.

After unwrapping I was going to take off the product tag on its bottom. Then I saw "Made In USA." What a shock..........I used to think everything from dollar store are made in China. I was so happy....... couldn't resist myself from showing it to everyone....I called a few people too...LoL

To transform this supper cutttttttte vase I had to think little differently. I had long stemmed sunflower, and few paper roses. It was a tough choice...... I took the sunflower off of its stem and put just the flower inside the vase.

This is how it looks!!!

Another View........I just love it.

Total cost: $1.50 for the vase and I had the flower from before.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Floor Lamp Makeover Under $10.00.....

 I fell in love with this Crate & Barrel floor lamp and wanted to buy immediately but its price $349.00 held me back. I looked for cheaper price but did not find great quality for $50. 


This is the lamp I have/had. It was bought from Walmart for $30 few years ago. It is old but in good condition. I do not like discarding functional lamps. There is almost always a way to recycle them for a new look. 


 This is the new look of the lamp same lamp. 

I made a final attempt to buy a new lamp at IKEA. I did not find a lamp there for my budget instate I came across this drum shape shade in white for about $7.00. My original lamp is antique color. The white shade did not look good with the antique lamp pole. So I decided to redo the shade with glossy antique color fabric.

I made these ruffles according to the circumference of the drum. They are a little more than 3 inch wide. I used a sewing machine to create the ruffles.

The white shade was was warped with the same fabric using a hot glue gun.


Then using a hot glue gun the ruffles were attached.

It looked like this after the shade was covered with ruffles.

These roses were attached ahead of time and was attached using hot glue.

This is the drum shade in cooling process after the roses were attached.

Finally, it looks  like this. I am very happy with the results. 
Those who are wondering ....... I only spend $8.00 ( $7.00 shade & $1.00 glue sticks). I had the fabric in hand, but if I had to buy it I would not spend more then $5.00. I used 1 and 1/2 yards of fabric. Originally I was ready to spend $50.00. I am so happy that I did not buy a new one.

Those who are wondering how I made the roses please look watch this video:

Leave me a comment..... I would love to know what you think. Feel free to ask me questions.....

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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Going Green: My Little LESS Imprint

The way weather has changed in last few years is very dramatic. This week we have seen the deadliest tornadoes in 100 years. Not using the dryer is my little way of going green. Lately I have been using the hangers that come with baby cloths and getting great results. It takes me about10 minutes extra to hang these. Later it saves me the hassle of folding, because they go right in the closet. I just wanted to share this little laundry tip with my readers and my heart goes out to all the people who have been affected by this weeks tornadoes in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, and Kentucky.

Do they not look beautiful.........? 

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spring Bedding :)

Hello to my fellow bloggers after a very long time. I am back with new ideas and brand new projects. I am looking forward to have fun with you all.....
So, this week I sewn my bed sheet set. It is very colorful...... very odd for my taste. There is always first for everything. This is my first bold take on bedding.

These are the two fabrics I have used.

This is how it turned out.

Another View

You will be asking why did I choose this bright color and bold print. It is officially spring but it still as cold as February. I just wanted to bring the spring vibe in my bedroom. Surprisingly it did change my room, it looks brand new and lively again. Enough about me........

So you gies are ready to have fun yet???

Big question is how and what did I do? Does it look and work like the store bought ones? The answer is yes. The pieces are:

1. one mattress cover

2. four pillow cases

3. one flat sheet

For all the pieces I bought 7.5 yards of fabrics. The fabric is 100% cotton about 600 thread count.

Total cost for fabric is about $35.00.
Instructions on how to make all the pieces can be found on this page bellow:

Good luck with your new bedding. If you need any help feel free to ask me.
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Khaly Tory

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