Darling Zombie Apocalypse Throw Pillows

Zombie Apocalypse Pillows

I’m so super excited to be posting this project today and i’m even more excited to talk about this awesome fabric from Riley Blake!!! Yes, it’s ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE fabric created by Emily Taylor Design for Riley Blake Designs, who would have thought!!!  When I first saw this fabric when their yearly catalogue came out a handful of months ago, I knew I had to get my hands on some.  I love it so much because it’s stylish and goes with my decor and it’s actually cute!  You can see below, how fun it is.  I also love this design because it’s Halloween-ish, but doesn’t look cheesy like most Halloween fabric.  SCORE. There are a million and one pillow tutorials out there so I will spare you those details.  I just wanted to share this fabric…isn’t it cute.  I love the quotes on this one. Here’s the simple pocket on the back of the pillow.  I purchased pillows on the clearance rack at Marshalls. [Read More…]

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Strip Quilted Dish Mat

Strip Quilted Dish Mat made out of an old towel and beautiful fabric

I shared this fun tutorial last week over on Riley Blake’s blog as part of their Design Team.  We sure love working with them and the wonderful fabric. Today I wanted to share this fun Strip Quilted Dish Mat. I was at my sister’s house when she whipped one of these out that her mother-in-law had made.  I needed one and I know you do too. Oh, and they are so easy and fun that you probably want to make some for your friend’s and family members for gifts. Fabric requirements: I used a Rollie Polie of Priscilla. Love this fabric line. I also used an old bath towel I had for the backing.  You could buy terry cloth if you wanted but if you have an old towel hanging around I’d recommend using that. Now this Rollie Polie will make about 3 dish mats, so you are welcome to cut your own fabric if you don’t want the left [Read More…]

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Pelmet Box


This project was originally posted as a member of their project design team on the Riley Blake Design blog. I’m so excited to show how I gave my kitchen window a make over in 20 minutes and for $5! We’ve painted our kitchen cabinets, the walls, and replaced the light above the sink but something was still missing in here. That something happens to be the Serenata peacock fabric from Riley Blake Designs. I love the entire line, but this particular fabric makes my heart sing. In fact I had a hard time deciding which room to use it in, and have restrained myself to only using it in 2 rooms! (Maybe you remember it as the pillows in my front room in this chalk paint post.) I made a pelmet (or valance bow or cornice box or whatever you want to call it) adapted from these instructions by Little Green Notebook. The supplies: batting, duct tape, stapler, foam board, [Read More…]

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Baby Party Dress with Riley Blake Designs


We’ve recently joined the Riley Blake Designs Project Design Team and this is the first project I made for their blog. A few months ago we added a little dolly to our family! It has been fun to have a baby girl to dress up after the jeans of tees 2 boys. I fell in love with the colors of the Millie’s Closet line, with the very girly red with purses and the coordinating blue. It had something to make each of my kids happy! Finding a baby dress pattern that was what I wanted was a lot harder than I had expected, even after sifting through my mom’s pattern collection. What I learned was there aren’t many dress pattern written for itty bitties, so my mom helped me piece together a few patterns.  Sew Much Ado’s infant peasant dress pattern was used as a starting point and a yoke was added to accommodate the top ruffle. I love this [Read More…]

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