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Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Wallpapers and wall decals!!!


rabbits mustard
Starting from today, you can buy my designs (and other artists designs) as wallpapers and wall decals. Custom wallpaper and wall decals from Spoonflower allow you to personalize any room in the house in a way that's never been possible until now. Removable wallpaper is perfect for students and apartment dwellers, and custom wall decals aren't just for walls, but can be used to decorate everything from refrigerators to laptops. Printed using high-quality, PVC-free materials and inks. poppies doilies With an eye toward environmentally conscious consumers and moms looking to decorate nurseries and kids' rooms, Spoonflower wallpaper is printed on PVC-free paper using durable, eco-friendly inks. Custom wallpaper, which has long been the exclusive province of high-end home d├ęcor, has never been this accessible. Spoonflower – the first company to price custom textile printing at a level affordable for home crafters – is taking the same revolutionary approach to wallpaper, which will sell for $5 per linear foot (24" by 12"), or $60 per roll (24" x 12'). Unlike traditional wallpapers that can be devilish to take down, Spoonflower wallpaper is removable, which makes it perfect for renters and college students. my wonderland triangles Spoonflower's wall decal product is also a dream come true for creative decorators. The company is launching three tile-shaped sizes of peel-and-stick wall decals – 5" x 5", 15" x 15", and 30" x 30" – that can be easily removed and repositioned. These decals are printed using eco-friendly inks on a tough polyester material that's perfect for any room in the house, as well as for decorating furniture, trays, refrigerators, laptops, and many other everyday items. indian summer wallpaper rainbow chevron sweet baby boy wallpaper robots wallpaper kites bunting wallpaper bikeswallpaper

Friday, 21 September 2012

Easy mustache pillow cases tutorial (envelope type)


Mustache ikat pillow cases

I am sure you all know how to make really simple pillow cases (no zippers involved), but thought I could however make some pics and explanations, especially as I created the Mustache cut and sew template available through Spoonflower.

Mustache pillow cases Mustache pillow cases

Mustache themed fabrics are a huge hit in the fabric world for a few years now, and are among my best seller fabrics. To make them a bit different, I added the ikat touch to the mustache shape and created the 18 x 18" panels, that are very easy to just cut and sew. Of course you can create any size of the pillow you want using this easy method.

Mustache pillow cases 18 x 18" tutorial

In case you don't like the mustaches and that fabric set, you may use any other fabric you like and just cut like this:



So here we go:

Needed supply:
1. printed fabric template (ordered through Spoonflower) or 1 yard of any other home decor fabric (54 x 36")
2. sewing machine, thread, scissors (rotary cutter), pins
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Mustache pillow cases 18 x 18" tutorial Iron and cut the fabric. You can assemble front and back pieces in way you like most (maybe you can have the black front and white back or you can create some neat patchwork horizontal stripes for the back out of the two back fabrics)

Mustache pillow cases 18 x 18" tutorial

In my template-pattern, I cut the back of the pillow in 3 pieces: 13x 18", 15 x 18" and I had one small 8" piece left (can be used for some other project or in case you are combining the 2 back mustache fabrics and doing the patchwork stripes, than you will have just the right amount of the fabric)

Mustache pillow cases 18 x 18" tutorial

Mustache pillow cases 18 x 18" tutorial

Sew the seams on the 2 edges (those that are going one over another) of the back fabric pieces.

Mustache pillow cases 18 x 18" tutorial

Make sure that the pattern is exposed nicely when the back layers are placed one over another.

Mustache pillow cases 18 x 18" tutorial

Mustache pillow cases 18 x 18" tutorial

Use some pins if needed to assemble the back pieces.

Mustache pillow cases 18 x 18" tutorial

Sew along the pinned edges (I used serger, but using the normal stitch with the sewing machine is more than fine).

Mustache pillow cases 18 x 18" tutorial Place the front and back piece right sides together (cut the corners).

Mustache pillow cases 18 x 18" tutorial

Pin and sew along the edges (all 4).

Mustache pillow cases 18 x 18" tutorial

You are done, now you just need to turn the pillow case to the right side, through the back gap.

Mustache pillow cases 18 x 18" tutorial

Here are the finished pillow cases(front and back view):

Mustache pillow cases 18 x 18" tutorial

Mustache pillow cases

Mustache pillow cases

Happy sewing:) Katarina, xx

Monday, 10 September 2012

Indian summer


Indian summer

It is still very warm here for this time of the year, and I am enjoying this Indian summer.....

Indian summer

This weekend was the first weekend full with homework to do for kids, and while seating on the table with my son, I used some of his "magic pens" and started doodling....have you ever tried to use them for your doodles? I know that they are fading away fast, but if you use scanner, it will last on your Hard Disc:)



So, I will call it "Indian summer", can't wait to finish the whole collection and show you:)

Indian summer harlem pants

And here are some photos of my Indian summer harem pants (very popular and matching fabric necklace, that can be found @ etsy

Indian summer harlem pants

Indian summer harlem pants

Indian summer harlem pants
xx, Katarina

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

In the wedding mood


flower girls flower crowns

Today is our 13 year Anniversary! It's always so nice to go through this blog post and look at the pictures taken 13 years ago....And also, so glad that I took these pictures of my girls 2 weeks ago(part of the recent custom order), that are pretending to be the flower girls....Can't wait to get the pictures from the actual wedding:)

flower girls dresses xx, Katarina