Thursday, September 3, 2015

Quilted Spider Web Pillows

Quilted Spider Web Pillows are the perfect way to get ready for fall.

My favorite fall decorations are not too creepy and not too cartoony, and I think these fun quilted spider web pillows are just perfect.

You can either sew them shut as a simple pillow, or take a little extra time to make them aippered pillow covers, so you can pull them off to wash or to switch out your decor.

Here's what you'll need to make your own:

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Lumos and Nox Quilt Pattern - Harry Potter Inspired Quilt

Ahhh...the wisdom of Dumbledore. "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."

Any true Harry Potter fan will love this Lumos and Nox Quilt.  Since it's a whole cloth quilt, it's pretty simple to put together and a great way to practice your applique skills.  The hand embroidery for the Dumbledore quote did take a while, but you could simplify things by leaving that off and you would still have a striking quilt.  Thank you to Fairfield for their ongoing support of my creativity by supplying me with the batting for this project and compensating me for this post.  All ideas and opinions are 100% my own.

For an extra fun touch, the "white" fabrics are actually glow-in-the-dark using Michael Miller's Glow-in-the-Dark Fairy Frost fabric.

I recently started participating in some Instagram swaps.  (Be careful!  They're addicting!) This quilt was a gift for my swap partner in the #HogwartsSwap2015.  I make so many Hogwarts Crest Quilts for my Pieces by Polly Quilts Shop, that it was a fun excuse to branch out design a new quilt.

Here's what you'll need to make your own:

Cuddle Patchwork Body Pillow Cover - Seahawks Patchwork Pillow

Every pillow needs a good pillow cover, and if it's going to be used around kids, the pillow cover needs to come off for easy washing, so I thought I'd share how I made this simple cuddle patchwork pillow cover for my son's classroom.  (Thank you to Fairfield for providing me with the Poly-Fil and compensating me for this post, and thanks to Shannon Fabrics for providing me with the Cuddle fabrics.  All opinions and ideas are 100% my own.)


We went back to school last week, and I word must be getting around that I love to sew for my kids teachers because my son's teacher asked first thing for if I'd help her with some sewing to brighten up her reading corner.  (She's already earning the special treatment...she reports that Seth has been doing great behavior-wise...and I owe nearly all of that to her excellent classroom management.  Seth is a great kid who needs the right teacher to help his good qualities shine through.)

She uses a toddler bed in the corner as a kind of sofa for the kids and it had a very lumpy worn out old body pillow as the backing cushion, so we decided it needed an upgrade.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

12 Easy Wreaths and the Weekly Block Party Link-Up






                                                       It's me Kaysi, from Keeping it Simple.  I'm so glad to be here again today!


                                                                 

Lately I have been working on my house and redoing a few rooms (or just adding some new things).  I have been making furniture for my kids' rooms lately and they have been so much fun to make.  I have made:

Plus I am going to share some MINECRAFT furniture I made this week too, so make sure you come back and check it out! 

I'm excited to see what you've been creating!  I love fall, so I am loving see all the autumn and Halloween themed crafts around. 
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Sunday, August 23, 2015

15 Ideas for a Better Back-to-School and Weekly Block Party Link-Up

 
Polly, here from Pieces by Polly as your host for this week.  Let me tell you, the last month of this summer is kicking my trash.  It's been crazy in a good way with vacations and everything.  I haven't gotten much blogging done, but lots of you have been.  I hope you're as excited about back-to-school as I am, so I've put together a round-up of ideas to help with the transition.
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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Tasty and Delicious Zucchini Recipes and the Weekly Block Party

So many delicious Zucchini recipes dinner, sides and desserts
Zucchini is a plenty this time of year and I couldn't be happier. It's hands down one of my favorite veggies. So here are a bunch of tasty looking zucchini recipes.
And since two of our cohosts didn't have zucchini recipes, gasp, be sure to check out these totally unrelated but totally awesome posts! Kaysi's Daybed made from a door and Polly's super cute Harry Potter Pillow Cases.

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 Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings here as the Block Party host this week. I am shocked at how fast Summer has flown by. I just finished up two weeks of Harry Potter Mania if you have any Harry Potter lovers in your life you'll have to share my wrap up post which includes over 50 awesome Harry Potter DIY's, recipes, and more! In addition to that here are a few of my recent posts!
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