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Confetti Curtain DIY

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In my last post, I showed you how I updated some dressers given to me by family friends with an easy fabric diy.  In order to accommodate these dressers, I had to take the closet doors off.  That was fine by me, because it added more space and ease for the kids to get in and out of this storage space.  I did however, want to put a curtain up so that it make the room look a little bit nicer when it is actually clean (which is not very often, ha!).  Anyway, I had this idea and thought it would make a good video and inexpensive option to add some more color and fun to their room!

 

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If you can’t see the video, click HERE!

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How to Update a Dresser with Fabric!

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Hi there!  I was recently on the hunt for a dresser for my daughter.  Some friends of ours happened to be getting rid of theirs and gave them to us!  They were in good shape, and I didn’t want to spend the time sanding and painting etc, but wanted to add a bit of fun to them since they are in the kids’ room.  I decided to mod podge some fabric shapes on the dressers for a quick and easy update.  I filmed the process so you could see exactly how I did it!

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Click HERE if you cannot see the video.

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Irish Chain Quilt Finish

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I recently finished this quilt, the Irish Chain quilt from THIS Craftsy class.  I have wanted to make an irish chain for awhile now, and I had some lovely Joel Dewberry fabric and thought this would be a fun project.  What do you think?  I gave it to my bff, who also lives next door and doesn’t have one of my big quilts yet.  Her daughter has one, but she doesn’t.  One day all my friends and family will have something I have made for them and thats a fun feeling.

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I filmed the process of how I free-motioned the swirls, so you can check that out HERE if you are interested ;)

 

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Here is where the quilt will live, on the couch at my best friends house.

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I love the slightly traditional feel of the design, but the modern prints of the fabric, and the clean and modern feeling of the grey and white.

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Her little munchkin was excited about the quilt too ;)

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The back

What do you think, have you made an irish chain quilt?

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How to Make a Design Board

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Hey Everyone!  Do you have a design board in your creative space?  If you don’t, be sure to check out this video – it is a great asset to have wether you are a graphic designer, fine artist, crafter or quilter.  I covered mine in white flannel so that I could place my small pieces of fabric in my desired layout on the board when i am working on a quilt or small sewing project.  It is a great resource to be able to put your work up on the board and take a step back and examine it from a distance.  Here are a few photos… I hope this inspires you to utilize this creative solution in your studio space!

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Check out the size of this board!  So nice to have it in my studio space.

Do you like my shirt?  It’s from Patchwork Threads!  The video features a giveaway that is open till next week!

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Simple Patchwork Clutch Tutorial

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Hey Everyone!

I am super excited about this project that I just completed over on my YouTube channel… I love it when projects turn out the way you have envisioned them!  This is a very simple clutch, following a lot of the same construction I do with my bag tutorials, but this little clutch features a patchwork outer panel as well as a cute little handle done in a modern way.  Let me know what you think!?

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I used this fat quarter bundle from Fat Quarter Shop.

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I love how this fabric really embodies summer

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Lovely flowers at my in-laws house… the orange was perfect ;)

Here is the video tutorial!   If you can’t see the video, click here.

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My Craft South Weekend

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Hey Everyone!  You might notice my blog looks a little bit different up there in the header ;).  As much as I love Benefit and Bless, I’ve decided to rename this blog I Heart Stitching to create a little more cohesion with my YouTube Channel.  My etsy shop will remain Benefit and Bless and I will put items in there as much as possible, but YouTube is really what has been successful for me so I am moving in that direction if that makes sense.  Nothing will change around here though!  Last weekend I was able to attend Craft South and had a blast!  Here are a few photos and my latest video that explains all about it… plus a haul to show you everything I brought home!

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About to get on my red eye at LAX… traveling handmade and AMH of course!

 

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Me and my Mom… so glad she was able to come on this trip!  She had brain surgery at the end of May! Glad she is getting better ;)

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Anna Maria Horner and Amy Butler in front of Anna’s color dive quilt… this was night 1

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We did a color workshop with Amy Butler on Saturday.  She really encouraged us to explore our creativity and think outside the box… or not really think at all – just pick what we liked and go from there.

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Anna Maria’s Mod Corsage Block… anyone going to QuiltCon?  She is teaching a class on this!

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Anna showing how to hand applique with her Frida Kahlo photo bomb poof ;)

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We ate dinner Saturday night at Anna’s home and had a studio tour… in my dreams I have a studio like this!  She even had live blue grass music ;)

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I mean… just dreamy.

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Awesome work surface with some hints out for her next fabric collection ;)

 

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My and Amy Butler… what a sweetie she is!

 

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Some more demonstration… she showed us some hand quilting too – trying it out on my next quilt!

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Haha, so fun!

Hope you guys enjoyed my little behind the scenes look at Craft South.  Here is my video with a haul!  Click HERE if you can’t see the video.  Happy Stitching!

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