Ahh, autumn. You make me want to light bonfires in my backyard, start drinking cocoa on the daily, and cozy up in anything warm and snuggly. This fall I'm exploring my reignited love of flannel (I'm actually wearing a flannel shirt right now as I write this), and with these local Minnesota temperatures ever on the decline, a DIY flannel throw was in order. I just love blankets - you can never have too many, which makes them a wonderful gift. This one was simple to make too, and ever so comfy.
This Old House meets Project Runway...and the outcome is fabulous!! It all started with an oversized plaid work shirt and became a fun and flirty vest, a la Marc Jacobs. To make one, you'll need this stuff:
Being socked in today inspired me to finish my oval ottoman. The VIBRANT plaid was gleaned from a huge vintage pleated skirt. Once the waistband and pleats were removed, there was a piece of fabric measuring 6 yards by 36". Before the transformation, the red striped ottoman had clunky legs and the fabric had been stained.
The Indianapolis Art Center had their annual Student Show with awards on Friday night. You may remember seeing a creative fourteen year old boy in a post I did last summer. He won the Most Creative Award for the Youth and Teen division, as well as the Art Center's Staff Favorite Award.
A Project Runway tie skirt inspired him but he chose to run the ties diagonally to get the maximum swirl fromt he bias cut ties. (Can you believe he knew...
So you want to use patterned fabric but are worried about pattern overload. Domino gives three basic rules to keep in mind to keep your creative design from going just plain crazy.
1. Three's company. Keep your pattern count to three as any more might push your room over the edge.
2. When using stripes–think straight. Domino suggests that the bold stripe on the table in the picture above complements ‘the traditional ticking stripe on the bench...