Flowers through a Window

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Several months back, I purchased this old window at a savage sale, and finally, I decided to do something with it. I found an image online of similar-styled flowers, and I was inspired!

I find it rather annoying to paint on windows. I just use acrylic paint, but if you know of short cut or trick, I would love to know! Though I do like that if you make a mistake, you can easily wipe it off and start again.

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Scrap Fabric Pillow

Inspiration can strike anywhere. I first saw this pillow in an Instagram photo. The pillow was in the background and very out of focus, but I was able to get the idea. It was a simple pillow with what looked like strips of different fabrics. And with my overflowing baskets of scrap fabric, I knew I could easily pull it off.

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I used canvas as the base fabric, cutting two 12×19-inch rectangles. And then, after selecting the fabrics I wanted to use, I cut 1×12-inch strips of those fabrics.

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I liked the idea of the pillow having an “imperfect” quality. (I mean, Anthropologie pulls it off all the time.) So I didn’t worry about unfinished edges with the strips of fabric. I simply stitched the stripes in place with my sewing machine.

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With the strips in place, I sewed the two rectangle pieces together with right sides together and a 1/2-inch seam allowance, leaving a couple inches open to stuff the pillow. Once the stuffing was in, I whipped stitched the pillow closed.

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So quick and easy! But of course, if you don’t have time to make it now, you can simply buy the finish project at my Etsy shop!

As the [Felt] Leaves Fall

Despite the fact that it’s snowing in Ohio, it’s still autumn in this part of the world! And why not celebrate it with this easy-to-make garland of felt leaves.

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I apologize for not taking more step-by-step photography, but I kind of whipped these together while watching a movie one night. But the process is simple. Cut out two pieces of felt into a leaf-shape. Feel free to go online and find a template to help. I stitched the veins into one piece of the leaf with embroidery floss.

I put a layer of batting between the two layers of felt and used thread to blanket stitch the pieces together.

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I strung my leaves onto a garland, but you could also use them individually as gift tags or ornaments.

Don’t have time to make this yourself. Then feel free to buy this garland at my Etsy shop!

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