gold shantung euro sham pillow cover

New pillow covers styles

I came across some new fabrics that I wanted to use for pillow cover styles and I have been busy sewing.  I just love having a few sets of pillow covers around.  It makes it so easy to change up the look of a room.  You can glam it up for a formal party of make it cozy and inviting for some winter time nesting.  Pillow covers are by far the least expensive and the easiest way to change a room.

gold shantung euro sham pillow cover

gold shantung euro sham pillow cover

I found this beautiful Shantung in gold.  I was in a hurry to make something out of it so I left it on its own with euro sham envelope closure.  The slub texture and sheen allow it to stand alone and still make a statement.

Premier Prints storm gray dot twill pillow cover

Then there is this jaunty dot twill form Premier Prints.  Evenly spaced white dots on a storm gray background make this casual and fun without being too daring.  It layers nicely with other bold prints like this Premier Prints Traditions in storm gray.

Premier Prints storm gray dot twill pillow cover

I am still playing with some other new fabric, so look for new pillow covers soon.

New Fabric Coasters for Christmas and Beyond

New fabric coasters for Christmas and beyond I had some really great Christmas print fabric scraps around and I thought I would make up a few fun sets for my shop.

Assortment of new fabric coasters

Assortment of new fabric coasters

I really like how this set of fabric coasters is very subtle and can be used year round – on both sides. Gray Premier Prints damask (Madison in Storm Gray) is a big look right now and red dots are always in style.

Premier Prints Madison Twill Storm

Premier Prints Madison Twill Storm with red pin dot reverse

If you live in a small home or you are storage challenged (been there), having a versatile home decor item like this is perfect.  This fun Michael Miller Christmas swirl with the Premier Prints gray dot on the reverse? A bright alternative to typical Christmas themes for sure.

Michael Miller Christmas Swirl  with Premier Prints Dot in Storm Gray Twill

Michael Miller Christmas Swirl with Premier Prints Dot in Storm Gray Twill

This set with the funky trees all over it is near and dear to my heart. This is one of the fabrics that I used to make some homemade stockings last year (I’ll post a pic when they are hung by the chimney with care).

Funky tree fabric coasters for Christmas

Funky tree fabric coasters for Christmas

Lastly, but certainly not least, I made these bright Alexander Henry Juicy lemon print coasters.  I must confess, I actually made a set of these a few years back and gave them away as a gift.  And I have wanted a set ever since. Summer cocktails will never sound so good in a couple of months!  These are the thoughts to keep close as we face this blast of cold air throughout the country and especially in the northeast.

Alexander Henry Juicy lemon print fabric coaster set

Alexander Henry Juicy lemon print fabric coaster set

I have quite a few vintage items coming soon and some other handmade goodies like more pillow covers and more fabric coaster sets.  Keep on the lookout.

I will also be posting my progress on the clutter issue really soon.

Talk soon,

 

Cari