Thursday, July 18, 2013

~ How to Make a Pottery Barn Style Monogram Pillow, DIY

This is where I used one of the last flowers I showed you how to make. It adds a lovely touch to the Pottery Barn style pillow. How to make the fabric flowers can be found here and here and here and here.

The pillow here is a simple envelope closure style pillow cover. I have written a tutorial on it here

1. Choose a simple flat weave fabric like a cotton or linen for this project. My pillow is made with a    medium weight cotton. You can use a linen or cotton or blend or any plain fabric you like.

2. Find a font that you think would look good as your monogram, but also one that will be easy to cut out.  Play with the size of the capitalized letter to see who large you need for your pillow or project. Just print it out in draft mode to save ink, cut it out and see how the size works for you. 

3. Print out your letter on plain paper. Then cut the letter out exactly how you want the monogram to look on the pillow. 

4. Lay the cut out letter on top of a piece of felt. If using white felt as I did here, use a pencil and lightly trace around the letter remembering the inside parts as well that need to be cut out. 
If you are using a dark felt, you can just a piece of chalk to trace the letter. 

If you use felt, there is no need to hem or fix the edges. When using a different fabric you will need to hem it, or use a no fray liquid on it.

5. Attach the letter/monogram to your pillow with fabric glue or by lightly sewing it on.

Then if you wish, you can either embellish at little like adding the fabric flower or just leaving it with the monogram alone. 

See Y'All Soon~

Friday, July 12, 2013

~ Queen Bee Digital Art in the Shop! With BeeHive & Paris

Queen Bee Art with Paris, Crown and BeeHive

There is a new Queen Bee Digital Download in the shop.
Thank you to the nice people who
have asked for it.

Hope you all have a 
Wonderful Weekend!
See Y'All Soon~

Monday, July 1, 2013

~ Potting Bench ~ Garden Shed ~ Create & Recycle

A little revisit to the potting bench area:

I love updates to see how things are progressing in the garden. In this case, the lovely potting area has gone to pot! All puns intended. With the heat of summer, I haven't been out starting too many young plants and Sweet Hubby seems to have found the perfect place to kind of dump all the gardening stuff. Temporarily of course. So I'm looking at these pretty pictures just to enjoy and remind me I have another area of life to get organized! Absolutely NO updated pictures from this table until maybe.... who knows when! But that little succulent dish garden really stood the test of time.

Outdoor furniture! That's what wood shelves and other building elements are when they become a space to pot your plants and other gardening activities. Whatever you would like to call it, a potting