Showing posts with label decoration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label decoration. Show all posts

Saturday, September 29, 2012

More owls

I know what you are thinking...more animals??!!! Well, I said previously, my home is full of them, but this is not premeditated, believe me...
It's because of the internet, sure enough...there's too many ideas and too many attractive tutorials not to take advantage of them...I know that someone will understand me =)

Talking about tutorials, I found the one about these owls on this page (Moonstitches' blog) back at a time I still did not own a sewing machine, so I stored it in a safe place, until the sewing machine arrived, together with the new home to be decorated ;-)

I just changed two small things with respect to the original tutorial:
  •  I did not use fusible web (I felt it was not necessary).
  • For the body of the owls, instead of wool I used fabric, as wool seemed to me too much wintry, whereas I wanted something that could fit all year round.
  • Finally, as I didn't find the alphabet tags very attractive, I preferred to stitch the letters with a back stitch directly on the belly of each owl.

    Here is a link to a very interesting tutorial that explains how to transfer some letters printed on paper to the fabric, so that you can then stitch them easily and with no fear.

I hope that you find this useful! Ciao!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Chicken garland

My home is a farm.

I just realized... owls in the dining room, fishes in the bathroom, sheeps in the living room... and chickens in the kitchen! I guess it is because I miss the countryside... or maybe I just like creating all these animals...hmmm, I think that's both.

To conclude, I warmly recommend you to make this garland: these chickens will bring a lot of happiness in whatever room you will hang them.

So, what about the instructions?

First of all, click here to download the pattern and print it. Cut the pieces for the wings and the comb from some red felt, the beak from some orange felt, and the eyes and pupils from some white and black felt, respectively.
For the body I used some cotton fabric, but of course you could do it with felt as well! Cut two pieces, leaving approx 1 cm of margin for sewing.

Now... time to sew!
First, the small pieces: comb, beak, eyes and pupils. Remember to put some filling in the beak and in the comb. I decorated each wing with a simple running stitch; you can of  course customize it as you prefer.
For the  legs, I used some mouse tail ribbon. Cut a small piece, fold it and make a pair of knots for each leg.

Sew the body inside out, leaving a small opening so that you can reverse it and fill it with cotton. When you are done, close it with some stitches.

With some thread or some glue for fabric, put into place the other parts (comb, eyes, etc.).


Here are some more pictures so that you can see the details... please don't pay too much attention to the defects....

I hope you liked it! Cheers

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Table runner

A quick and easy work to decorate a table, a chests of drawers, or some living room furniture...

Here you can find the tutorial on which I based my work:

I did not like the proposed way of connecting the hearts, so, instead of buttons and trimmings, I used some small rectangles made of white felt, attached with a little drop of hot glue on the back side of the hearts... almost invisible!


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sheep pillow


Going on with the memories from 2010... now it's the time of my first work with the sewing machine...the sheep pillow! I found myself cursing a lot the sewing machine because of the thread that broke repeatedly, and well, because of my scarse expertise it came out with some rough spots, but all in all I am quite happy with the result =)
When I saw the tutorial, I fell in love with it immediately! Here is the link:

I just changed one thing: instead of using felt for the body, I used a synthetic tissue that feels like wool to the touch... cheaper and softer ;)

For the filling, I suggest you to go to IKEA and grab the 1.99 EUR pillow: it is perfect!

And here are some pictures of my sheep:

Monday, July 30, 2012

Owls in the dining room

When we moved, one year ago, I was looking for something to decorate one of the walls of our dining room (it looked very sad and empty). During a walk on the hills, I found a very nice branch, and I already knew what to do with it =)

In the internet, I found this owl pattern, from which I took the inspiration:

and here are some pictures of the mobile, and the pattern for the flying owl  (to be printed at 100% resolution, without adjustments).

For the baby owl, I  made a scaled down copy of the pattern, 25% of the original if I recall correctly.

And here is the most friendly  one: it moves with the breeze that enters in the morning, while his companions stand still on the branch and rest.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sewing box

Here is my sewing box, my first experiment with the technique of scrapbooking... it seems to me I made it yesterday, but in fact I made it in 2010!! Amazing!!

Except for the wooden box (I could find many nice ones in dime stores), I found all the material in a scrapbooking shop.

If  you get the opportunity and you like this type of decoration, you really can't miss "Creativa": , it's a fair which takes place in many cities in Spain. In addition to paper sheets, buttons and scrapbooking letters, you can always  find a lot of fabric, plus some French stand that sells very good quality felt. At least, this is what I see every year here in Barcelona. I am really looking forward attending the next edition as well!

Last but not least, I am posting a few more pics, just to give you an idea!

Saturday, July 28, 2012


Hi all,

my name is Giulietta, and this is my brand new and (still) empty blog.
After having used flickr for a long time to upload the photos of my works, I thought that maybe a blog would be more practical and useful... so, here we are!

I did not have any idea on where to start from, so let's start from the basic things... my working table, which I recently restyled. This way, it makes me feel more like working...

I hope this will give some idea to anyone who wishes to organize his/her working space!