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I know it’s Easter….BUT

6 Apr

Since I just started this blog, oh an hour or so, I realized that I HAD to post my Anthro-Inspired Christmas tree skirt.  I know, we are dying Easter eggs, but if you are nothing like me, you are more than likely planning Christmas already.  So here is my little gem I whipped up out of a random queen sized flat bed sheet.

           

As I was not counting on writing a blog, and the idea literally popped in my head, I will try my hardest to explain how I did this.

1.) I laid the bedsheet flat on the floor.  Luckily for me, the area where the tree goes was marked with folds so I knew the most middle section was located.

2.)  There were also folds evenly throughout the sheet that made little squares.  With that guideline, I took a 6 inch plate, placed it in the middle of a square, and traced it.  I then took a large needle and matching thread and made large bastes around the circle.

3.)  I pulled the middle of the circle up and tightened the thread so the base was gathered and I had a point.

4.)  I wrapped the point into a bun/knot type thing and sewed it down/together.

5.)  And repeat!.

6.)  By the time I finished, the edges were almost perfectly scalloped!  For a clearer understanding of how to make these knots, please see kojotutorial’s blog {I got it from her, she rocks!}

http://kojo-designs.com/2010/12/kojotutorial-anthropologie-inspired-knotted-bedding-part-2-putting-it-all-together/

Happy Easter!  I am sure I will post something Easter related around Christmas time!  🙂

Well hello….

6 Apr

My name is Kristin, and I am a blogophile/pinhead.  It amazes me what people can do with their talents and I have a million projects I want to do…and document.  Between planning a wedding, raising our beautiful 3 year old son and working full time, hopefully I will have time to start and complete a project.   So first project…I work in an amazing office in Historic {Soulard/Benton Park} St. Louis. If you have never heard of this awesome neighborhood, it is home to  Anheuser-Busch {now AB-InBev}, the 2nd largest Mardi Gras in the country and is one of the oldest neighborhoods in St. Louis.  All of the homes are about 100+ years old and the neighborhood literally oozes vintage charm {and beer of course!}   Sadly, I have spent the last 4 years staring at this pitiful chair.Image

Yikes!  I had to give this little girl a make over.  With less than $15 dollars in fabric from JoAnn’s Fabric, I turned this late 80’s blah burgundy pleather chair into an eclectic craft-chic statement piece.  Hope you enjoy!

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