Monday, November 29, 2010

{Pale and Interesting}

Husband and wife team, Atlanta Bartlett and Dave Coote have created the gorgeous online store, Pale and Interesting. Grab your credit card or just a cup of coffee, sit back and get inspired.

Friday, November 26, 2010

{Friday Flickr Favorites}
I'll Save a Prayer For You

1. fenced, 2. hayfield, 3. one moment more, 4. half an acre, 5. heart nick, 6. out of nowhere, 7. hayfield, 8. in the distance, 9. the wire

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Your Thanksgiving Table

{via simply grove, rex & regina, martha stewart, martha stewart, martha stewart, hgtv, growers and nomads, country living, country living, and country living.}

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

DIY: Leaf Applique Blanket

{project via Better Homes & Gardens}

• Photocopier
• Imitation suede in assorted fall colors
• Pencil
• Paper-backed fusible webbing
• Scissors
• Iron and pressing cloth
• 1-1/2 yards 72-inch-wide pumpkin-color boiled wool
• Matching sewing threads
• Straight pins
• Powder blush or eye shadow
• Two 1-1/4-ounce balls of yarn
• Large-eye sewing needle
• 7 yards of decorative trim

1. Enlarge the leaf patterns (find a link to download below).
2. Decide on a number of leaves for your blanket. For each leaf, select two contrasting colors of imitation suede. Use two 7x11-inch rectangles for each oak leaf and two 8-inch squares for the other leaves.
3. Trace one pattern for each desired leaf onto the paper side of the fusible web. Leave 1/2 inch between shapes. Cut apart the shapes, leaving excess fusible web around each shape.
4. Following the manufacturer's instructions, use an iron without steam and a pressing cloth to fuse the web shapes onto the wrong side of imitation suede. Cut out the leaf shapes on the traced lines; remove the paper backings.
5. Lightly fuse the leaf shapes to the right sides of contrasting imitation suede. Trim the bottom suede pieces 1/8 inch larger than the top leaf shapes.
6. Remove the selvages from the boiled wool. Arrange the leaves on the wool; pin in place. Sew leaves in place, stitching through all layers 1/8 inch from the edges of the top leaves. Sew vein lines on the leaves. Dry-brush powder blush or eye shadow on the veins and areas where the stems meet the leaves.
7. With one strand of yarn and a large-eye sewing needle, blanket-stitch around the edges of the throw; make the stitches approximately 1/4 inch long and a scant 1/4 inch apart.
8. Hand-stitch trim to edge of throw