Monday, August 30, 2010

TV Storage for Kid's Room

I modified a plan from Knock-Of Wood to create this TV Storage unit.  It's 2 bookshelves with a top and the face joining the shelves.  There is plenty of room underneath for storing those items that aren't used very often.  I put furniture sliders under it so it moves rather easily.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

How To Make a Pillowcase

How To Make a Pillowcase
You might want to use the child's favorite characters or something to match their room.  I used white because I wanted to applique their names on the case.  I used a print for the edge that will match a quilt that I am making for Christmas.  I cut out a large rectangle (22 x 54) and fold it in half so that I only have 2 side seams.  I use a serger for the seams so that I don't have so much fraying.  You can cut this out with pinking shears to limit the frayed edges.  
I cut out a strip (8 x 44) for the edge.  I fold it in half lengthwise and iron.  Then I open it back up and sew the ends together.  If your fabric isn't wide enough you can cut 2 pieces (8 x 22) and sew the ends together and accomplish the same thing.

 Now fold the piece in half along the ironed edge.  With right sides together pin the edge to the case and sew or serge them together.

And there you have a pillowcase.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Storage Unit

Another Picture of the Doll Bed

Doll Bed and Accessories

T-shirt Dress

Afghan I Made my Father-in-law

Leaning Tower of Shelves

I built 2 of these for my son.

Easel For The Grandkids

Easel I built for my grandkids with the plan from This Old House.

Diaper Cover and Night Night Hat

Child's Chair

Book Racks

Bench I built for Dining Room Table

Child's Storage Bench

My First Blog

Just wanted a space to post things that Brandy and I create.  Maybe you will find something here you like.