Tag Archives: Bedroom

Wasted Space Not So Wasted Anymore!

8 Jan

Emma’s closet has been only used for storage since she was born. We have a big chest of drawers for her and since her clothes are so tiny I would just fold them up and put them in there. We also had the changing table drawers for sheets and blankets so there was really never a need to hang up her clothes.

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This resulted in using the closet to put things she wasn’t using in! For a while I’ve wanted to do something differently and I finally got the kick in the butt to change things up around here ๐Ÿ™‚

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Emma’s closet has this nook inside of it that I’ve been dying to make a little reading spot out of! So while I was giving the closet a useful makeover I decided to make this part a little place to hide out for Emma.

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On one side she has her spot to sit and read with her books.

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The other side is her stuffed animal pile and puzzles on top of the shelf. Sometimes she’ll crawl into the pile of animals and hide out!

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The rest of her closet got organized and is finally be used for it’s main purpose!! For the past few mornings she’s had a blast picking out her outfits not that she can see them all!

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When it gets quiet around here I know just where to find her!

 

Now I need to make a special spot for me to go hide and get things done ๐Ÿ˜‰ I wonder if Emma would let me work on my blogging in my closet?

 

Love Always,

J

 

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Bed Sheet Do Over!

6 Sep

I had this bed sheet lying around and was determined to make a few things out of it so that’s exactly what I did this week! Throughout the next two/three weeks you’ll see other projects that I’ve done with this bed sheet so this won’t be the only one ๐Ÿ™‚

The pattern on this sheet was way too cute to just toss so I decided to take off the fitted part of it to make it easier to work with.

I took my rolling cutter and cut around the edges of the elastic until it was completely off.

Then I did the same thing with the seams – cutting them out to get the fabric so it would lay flat.

I’m keeping the elastic edges for another project you’ll see soon ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m pretty darn excited about it!

After that is easy to lay flat – it just needed a little ironing and I cut the pieces to make my first project out of all this fabulous material.

I cut out the pieces for …. you guessed it – a pocket pillow!

I’m going to make another matching buddy for this one to have and then I’ve already thought of two more projects to do! I’m so glad I kept this bedding around – it’s going to make a ton of fun projects. Who would have thought this one thing could last me so many hours of fun!?

Thanks for stopping by!

Love Always,

J

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The Pocket Pillow

23 Aug

After doing my zipper mess up pillow last week I decided to show off how I make my pocket pillows. I also wanted to show everyone what it was in case they didn’t understand. I’m not really sure what these pillows are really called – so pocket pillow is my name for it!

First I cut out the fabric in three pieces. The two back pieces I ironed down a half an inch to make it a finished edge.

After sewing down the half inch edges I pinned the pillow all the way around in preparation to sew!

That zig zag triangle stitch is obviously my favorite ๐Ÿ˜‰ I feel like it makes everything so sturdy!

Once it was done I flipped it inside out!

Put the pillow in through the pocket in the back and it’s ready to go! Pocket pillows are my favorite because they are easy to sew, easy to get the pillow in and out for washing (I do have a messy toddler in my house), and you never have to worry about laying on an uncomfortable zipper when you are taking a nap ๐Ÿ™‚

The one negative to a pocket pillow is because it has the opening in the back it doesn’t hug the pillow extremely tight. I don’t mind that so it’s not a problem for me.

What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

Love Always,

J

 

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A Wow Moment – Pillow and All.

15 Aug

On my to do list the past Saturday I had:

Make a pillow out of my new favorite material!

and last Saturday – I did just that! So I thought I’d share with you all exactly how I did it. Now you’ll notice in this preview that I didn’t have the right size zipper so I just used a small one. When it came time to put the pillow in the case I bought cried! It took a lot of shoving, a littleย bitingย myย tongue, and a lot of UGHHHHH’s.

 

I ย cut the fabric 14×14. Even though this pillow is a 10×10 you have to account for the depth of the pillow as well as the amount you’ll be taking off when sewing it. I always leave myself a good half inch for sewing.

 

Now for all you “know how to sew pillows or zippers in general people” I know this isn’t the best way to sew a zipper.. now. After a long discussion with my mom on how she sews zippers I will be trying this differently. So what I did is I folded the two edges over a half an inch or less, pinned the zipper, and stitched it.

Note to self: I am either sticking to pocket pillows (which I’m good at) or attempting this again with the right length zipper and the right way to sew it!

Okay! Then I laid it inside out so both of the outer pieces were facing each other, pinned, and stitched all the way around.

 

I flipped it inside out and attempted to shove that huge pillow in a 6 inch zipper opening ๐Ÿ˜› I wish I had taken pictures during the process but I was too busy UGHHHHing to stop and take a picture ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

and TADA! Here’s the finished pillow which if I do say so myself turned out pretty spanking awesome except for the bottom zipper which we won’t ever speak of again ๐Ÿ˜€

What do you think?

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Love Always,

J

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