Ideas and suggestions for window treatments, slipcovers, nursery decor and bedding...and other thoughts and inspirations for your home and garden...

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Romantic Shabby Ruffled Bolster Pillow made using Washed Linen in Cream

 Lots of layers of torn shabby ruffles for beautiful texture.  This pillow sham features a zip closure for removing the poly pillow insert.  The pillow sham may be washed and dried---and the zip closure will also allow for monogramming.  Embroidery can be added after you receive the sham from my shop---personalize for a gift or just for you.  The neck roll photos show the pillow sham made in cream washed linen.  Available in white and other neutrals, too.  Thank you for considering my shop!  Message me with any questions-I would love to sew for you and your home!  debbie
 Shabby Ruffled Washed Linen Bolster Sham in Washed Linen

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Petal Pink Washed Linen for Summertime Bedding Pieces

Showcasing my new summertime linens in petal pink...mixed with velvet ribbon trim.  The torn, shabby ruffles create a less than perfect Cinderella style finish.  The bedding shown is available in my etsy shop and will soon be available on my web site as well.  All sizes available from crib to king. You can see the listing with king bed pricing here: Torn Ruffle King Bedding in Petal Pink Washed Linen

 These summer climbing old fashioned tea roses are a perfect compliment to the roses are my favorite!
You can see just a hint of the velvet ribbon trim detail in the photo above.

The photos below show additional shabby pillow shams and a bolster that I paired with the duvet and bed skirt.
Euro shams with fun torn double ruffles and velvet ribbon trim---zip closures.  

Be sure to message me through Etsy or here on my blog to inquire about other sizes.  All bedding pieces are made to order in my sewing workshop by me. :)

Happy Summertime!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Washed Natural Linen Crib Bedding Separates-Classic Nursery Linens

Some of the sweetest nursery linens are simple, individual pieces.  Not all clients plan to use bumpers in their cribs, but there are wonderful linens that can be used to soften the nursery and create a serene room for baby.

The natural linens shown below in oatmeal are a few of those very pieces.  Beautiful washed linens that soften baby's space and add a layer of texture.  All pieces are machine wash and dry.  Please be sure to visit my new website Cottage and Cabin Interiors or my etsy shop cottageandcabin to see my other nursery, bedding, pillows, and window treatments.  I would love to sew for you and your home.

To order the bedding shown below, you may see the listing information here:
Washed Natural Linen Nursery Bedding Separates

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Artisan Style Jacket----Perfect for Autumn

Taking a little time to sew some artisan, one-of-a-kind clothing pieces. time allows---and, time does not allow much for these fun wearables!

This cropped jacket was made with an antique script heavy slubbed cotton in orange and brown/black on white....totally lined piece, so it may be worn on the reverse side...which is a classic black and white lightweight cotton gingham.  The open weave ruffles are made with 100% linen---and left unfinished for a cute, shabby look.

Cropped length of approximately 23"
Long sleeves may be rolled up or left ruffled
Front width----29"
Back width ----29"

Made over-sized for layering----such a fun piece to wear!

Please visit the Clothesline Casuals section of my etsy shop for this piece and other artisan clothing!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Filling Orders and Ready for some New Ideas----Remembering Craft Shows in the Fall

Working in the shop today----not unlike any other, really----but, as I am answering etsy messages, and checking my fabric stock, and sewing orders for shipping, I remember our life this time of year when the children were young.  You see, there were no computers then, no online sales, I really think there was not even a word "online".....and, yet, we marketed our wares...we were artists then (we did not know it, though)...we just worked and looked forward to this time of year----to be able to pull out all the stops and work hard and long hours getting ready for "craft shows"....our market.  The autumn season was the perfect setting for our array of snowmen, santas, angels, and anything and everything old world Christmas.  From quilted stockings to 5 foot tall Santas and Snowmen....mantle blocks and ornaments...trinket boxes and our displays----yes, our shoppers always wanted to buy our displays.  We were country when country wasn't cool---we had shabby things cause that's how we rolled, it's what we our displays were tables that Bobby made from old doors...and barnboard shelves---just bits and pieces of our lives---simple and country.  Our children lived that life with us----not sure that they loved "craft show season", but it was the time of year that we flourished at our market.  

So, I am so thrilled that our daughter was accepted to show at the Vintage Holiday Market in Birmingham, Alabama this will be quite the experience and learning opportunity for her and her 2 "elves"----they are all so excited, especially the boys----they are a major help to Lauren's shop---and, do they take their job seriously!

You can see more info about the show on facebook...


Now---back to the shop----finished this sweet, long ruffled 18"x18" baby pink pillow sham for a client---what a darling baby girl shower gift!  I have the same handkerchief washed linen in pale blue for a different pastel.

Heavy weight bright white linen chair seat cushions----with Turkish corner boxing and zip closures---just insert your feather/down pillow.

Machine wash and dry.

Easy clean-up.

Thank you for considering my etsy shop---I would love to sew for you and your home!  I appreciate my clients!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Life Has Given us Lemons-Lots and Lots of Lemons----and We Love Them!

Although it may appear that Bobby is practicing his lasso skills, he is actually helping me to save my lemons! 

This tree---we've had our ups and downs...from being in a large pot on my front porch where it almost froze to death one year...until I finally gave in and agreed that it must be planted...just to see what could/would happen.  Surely, it has to be better?

And-----yes, in Southeast Alabama in the summertime, it is better----so much happier and healthier...and the branches are loaded, and heavy!  My brother-in-law assured me just last week that the lemon tree will probably not make it through this winter (I guess it's supposed to be a really hard winter in the South this year)----but, I have to believe!  I love believing and hoping and wishing----so, here's to a winter that is wonderful and cold, but one that my lemon tree will survive!

I think we should harvest over 50 lemons from our tree this fall!

For these lemons life has dealt, we are thankful...and wishful, and hopeful, and believing in a fall season full of good things for our family!  So many of us work for ourselves, by ourselves...and, we are constantly busy----working on new ideas, planning new items for the etsy shop, and doing our very best to keep our priorities in check.  May we be ever mindful of what is important!

Please visit my shop of washed linen home décor and  clothing.  Thank you for considering my shop!