The method to my madness (piano room curtains, part 1)

This week I've randomly decided to start obsessing about my piano room again. There's really no rhyme or reason to what goes on inside my head. I'm having a hard time finishing any one room because I get so bored so quickly. I like to randomly hop from one project to another; most of the time before the first project is even completed. So anyway, this week is Project-Piano-Room. Here's where we last left off... ...carpet lines and all. :) I swear, these carpet vacuum lines have been heard 'round the world. Who woulda thunk a few lines would cause such a commotion?! (Several … [Read more...]

Hibiscus pillow from a bedsheet

A few months back I scored several decorative pillows from my neighbor's garage sale, all for $1 each. A dollar for a pillow is cheaper than buying a bag of pillow stuffing! If you need a pillow, like, right this very second, or you just aren't lucky enough to find a garage sale 3 doors down with dollar pillows, Goodwill always has a plethora of crappy pillows to choose from. Then I found this purdy teal flat sheet at Walmart for only five bucks. Yes, I went to Walmart. {sigh} I try to avoid it at all costs (you guys know how much I love Target!}, but sometimes I head over … [Read more...]

The kids are getting crafty {learning to sew}

Today I taught my kids how to sew! They've seen me sew and have shown interest in it, so when Elle Sophia Design offered to send them a Learn To Sew kit, I was all, "Heck Ya. We'd love one!" Elle Sophia Design sent us a Personalized Gift Set for Kinsey and a Sewing Starter Shape Stuffer kit which I split up for them to share.    Oh-to the Em-to the Geee. These kits are not only ah-freaking-dorable, they are so fun to boot! When you open the kit, it comes with everything you need to teach your little ones how to sew; even the needle and thread! And the … [Read more...]

Caprisun bags & totes the hit of the school!

I am a little obsessed with Caprisun bags. Seriously. Are they not just the cutest things ever? And lunch sacks? Dying. I've streamlined my initial lunch sack. It now has a handle, less velcro, a flap closure, and is less bulky at the top. They are pretty much a huge pain in the patootie to make so I'm not going to give a play by play right now. Maybe some day. Here's my tutorial on how to make the little bags though.    I also have been making these oh-so-cute large caprisun totes. They are great for school or going to the pool. The big … [Read more...]

How to make a pillow from a placemat; the easiest DIY sewing project ever

Alrighty kids, I've had one too many Diet Dr Peppers today and I'm feeling jittery! I guess I need to go lay down on my... BRAND.NEW.... Pillow! Yuppers, I made a Placemat Pillow. I know what you are thinking, "Another blogger made yet another pillow from a placemat..." It's true. No excuses here. I'm going where no man too many men women have gone before. I'm about the 10 thousandth person to make a placemat pillow. Hopefully my plethora of pictures and my awesome tutorial writing skills will make my Placemat Pillow more awesomespice than the rest of them. For … [Read more...]

Aviary fabric by Thomas Paul

Several months ago I obsessed over some fabric I found in a model home (and you guys obsessed with me!). I've found several GREAT DEALS for this fabric and furniture with this fabric. Read on for the links! … [Read more...]

Please don’t wipe your face on these. {Cloth napkin pillows}

Aren't these cloth napkins I bought at Target so stinkin' pretty?! They were on clearance for $2.08 each, which honestly wasn't that much off of the original price, but I just LOVE the fabric! So of course I had to have them. But us Hepworths and cloth napkins don't mix. We are a casual group of eaters that prefer cheap-o napkins from IKEA or even just a paper towel. But the fabric! It's so pretty. And I just had to have it anyway. So I concocted a plan for these beautiful napkins. Why not make some pillows for my piano room? I already had the pillow forms... I … [Read more...]