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Decorative pillow ” Crazy” November 11, 2008

crazy_pillow_350Now you can see the name is right – Crazy Pillow You could buy this pillow at ETSY.com
I started to sew this crazy pillow about three months ago, but for some reason put it aside. A couple of days ago I found this unfinished decorative pillow and decided to finally finish it.
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I found a new free tool for decorating… November 21, 2007

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I found this good tool to plan your decorating projects and chose the colours you like for your walls, window treatments, rods and furniture:

Color This!“Now you can try your hand at designer decorating. Our Color This! suite lets you choose paint colors for your interior walls and exterior siding, along with fabric, window treatments, flooring, roof color, trim, and more. Simply choose and apply the colors and materials, then save your rooms to view later, print on a color printer, or e-mail to a friend. Design, plan, or just have fun!” http://www.bhg.com

 

Animal prints on decorative fabric – wild and beautiful! October 21, 2007

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Animal prints – some people love it, others hate. We are all different, thank god! Otherwise we would all end up having same colours, fabrics and furniture in the same houses. Would not that be a nightmare!

Let’s go back to animal prints.Those beautiful full operational draperies are made of leopard print faux fur fabric. The little valance covers and hides inexpensive I-Beam rod. It has small drop size for a reason. There is only 6″ above the patio door leading to a balcony, and the owners are relatively toll.

The ottoman provides a sitting place in the morning and a storage surface for the bed cover and decorative pillows over night.


Colours on the bed cover and on pillows are in harmony with colours on the draperies. For sewing enthusiasts it will be easy to make draperies and decorative pillows. Even upholstery probably won’t be a problem.

If you are not sure about your skills, I would recommend to hire a professional to do the job.
I called this “Horse Pillow”. I know, it does not exist in the nature – the horse with leopard skin pattern, but the fringe on this decorative pillow reminds me of a horse mane.



 

Ottoman Covered with Leopard Print Fabric October 14, 2007

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This ottoman is also belongs to my bedroom. I reupholstered it in leopard print fabric. It matches my draperies and chair. Very soon I plan to paint my bedroom, than I will post pictures of finished room.ottoman, chair, bedroom, decor, fabric, upholstery

 

From Old to New September 22, 2007

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Long time ago I found this chair in the garbage. Fabric was old and dated , so I decided to reupholster it myself. Fabric choice wasn’t difficult, I already had draperies and pillows from same fabric.

It took me a while to take all staples out. I used old fabric parts as my template to cut new pieces of fabric.

It was my first experience with upholstery, I think I achived what I wanted.

I also added decorative pillow  with fringe.