• Sewing

    Sewing: Dog Beds

    Customize dog beds – why not for the furry ones you love? Lily loved the bed and was comfy and cozy within minutes of me putting it down on the floor. What you need lots of fabric piping – learn piping 101 machine matching thread zipper I made two dog beds – one for Lily and one for Bella. The first one measured 50 inches x 40 inches x 6 inches (plus 1/2 inch SA). The second one measured 41 inches x 32 inches x…

  • Projects

    Project: Button Art

    Buttons! I first fell in love with buttons when I was planning our wedding. Flowers really aren’t our thing – yes, they are beautiful, but they die very quickly. I was browsing though the Real Simple Wedding magazine back in 2010 and a button boutonniere caught my eye. Upon visiting the Etsy shop who made the delightful ornament, I realize that we would have button bouquets and boutonnieres. Our wedding colours were purple, black, white, and grey/silver. Thus…I had to buy a lot of buttons!…

  • Terry Cloth Dish Towels: 3ten.ca

    Sewing: Dish Towels and Dish Cloths

    Purple! Yes…purple dish towels and purple dish cloths. This project was inspired by someone’s love of purple – and their new home. With a birthday arriving next week, I though, well, what better way to send them something not so matchy-matchy, yet practical?? Okay…a little match-matchy. A month or two ago I made dish cloths for our home, in a very neutral colour. This time I decided to make matching dish towels. Dish Towels and Dish Cloths The cloths measure 11×11 and the towel measures…

  • Cozy Pillow Covers: 3ten.ca

    More Pillows

    It’s pillow time, again! About two months ago I had a tutorial on pillow covers – it was a house warming gift for my brother. My husband saw them before I shipped them out east and he loved them. Now, we had pillows on our own couch that I made, but they weren’t that great. It was the first time I tried using a zipper and I sort of failed. They worked for a while – about 8 months. The less than par pillows were…

  • Letter Pillows: 3ten.ca

    Tutorial: Pillow Covers

    Pillow Covers Custom pillows can be a lot of $$. Making your own, although a little tricky with the zipper, is a sure way to get what you want! These two pillows are a housewarming gift for my younger brother – whoo hoo on his first house! For the pillow itself, I purchased a 6$ pillow from ikea, two of them, actually. Then I found some great fabric – this deep grey from Fabricland and the iron on letters are from Michael’s craft store. One…