The Straight Stitch: shag pillow

shag pillow

  Hello Happy Looks Good On You readers! I hope your summer is off to a great start! Look at this super fun shag pillow by V and Co. Isn't it just fantastic?! I love it! While I was visiting Alison I decided to make on of my very own. The tutorial was absolutely wonderful. Especially for someone who isn't very superb at sewing... aka, moi.     I chose a great turquoise jersey knit fabric and I love how it turned … [Read more...]

summer freebie


Happy First Day of Summer! (yesterday, so I'm a tad late.) Summer is so fantastic for so many reasons! Here are a few of my favorite things of summer: -backyard BBQs -swinging in the hammock -camping -drive-in movies -the sound of crickets at night -fireworks -summer salads -cruiser riding I could go on and on. In honor of this fabulous season, I've made a printable freebie for you all to … [Read more...]

seeing red: tv unit makeover


I have been dying to post this project for a few weeks now! No matter how many times I see it happen, I'm always amazed at the transformation that can take place with just a little paint. My dear friend, let's call her Robyn, came to me with this wonderful project. She wanted to makeover this tv unit for her sister. I jumped at the chance. Here it is before...... And after.... Wow! Right?! As we were painting on the primer I kept … [Read more...]

The Straight Stitch: peacock pillow

peacock plumes

I have been drooling over this amazing peacock pillow from Amy at Positively Splendid since I saw it on Tatertots & Jello in April. Amy does incredible things over at Positively Splendid so if you haven't visited her yet you need to asap! The tutorial for this absolutely charming pillow is short and simple, just the way I like 'em. Alison and I each made our own peacock pillow and it was such an easy and fun project! Here's how ours … [Read more...]

creativity abounds

red teapot

Greetings! I'm back! I spent last week visiting Alison and boy did we have good times! We spent our time talking, eating good food, watching a great deal of Cary Grant movies and working on projects. Incredible! I am always amazed at other people's creativity. I have a ridiculously long list of ideas/projects I've seen on other blogs that I want to make. Last week was spent crossing a few of those items off my list. Needless to say, we've got … [Read more...]