sherlock pillows

sherlock pillows

  I just can't seem to get enough of Sherlock Holmes. I love both of Guy Ritchie's movies. I love BBC's Sherlock. I've even watched the first couple episodes of CBS's own version of a modern day Sherlock Holmes, Elementary, fulling expecting to hate it, but it was alright. Nothing compared to Sherlock, it's your basic crime scene show recipe with Sherlock characters plugged into it. I've watched a fair amount of British … [Read more...]

oh for the love of ruffles! (not the chips)

ruffled curtains!

  As stated in the title, this post is about ruffles, but not the chips. Although, may it be known that Ruffles cheddar & sour cream chips are the most delicious potato chips on the face of the planet. This past weekend I got serious about ruffles. I made some ruffled curtains for my dining room. And they look perfect, adding so much yummy texture to the room.   Here's what the curtains were before being attacked by … [Read more...]

the straight stitch: spring pillows

spring pillows

  Ever feel like creating something without having to follow the rules? I think most creations fall into that, but sewing especially for me. I'm not very good at sewing, am mostly self-taught and I can't read patterns. Well, at least, I don't think I can. I've never actually tried. I just like to try to recreate the ideas I have in my head. So when I decided to sew a couple new spring pillows for my couch, I was just making it up as … [Read more...]

ruffled tree skirt, thank you pinterest

close-up ruffles

  What did we do before.... sliced bread? microwaves? texting? tv remotes? (I actually remember when we had a tv that didn't have a remote and we had to get up to change the channel. My brother and I use to fight over who's turn it was to get up.) I think I'm starting to have similar feelings about Pinterest.     What DID we do before Pinterest? How did we find all those amazing ideas and … [Read more...]

inspired by Edgar Allan Poe

Poe pillows

    So....... Want to see what this is all about? My latest halloween decor inspired by one of my favorite authors Edgar Allan Poe. Let me start by saying I'm absolutely in love with these pillows! Perfect for me and my style! I am a big fan of Edgar Allan Poe. I love his writing, especially his tales of mystery and the macabre. He and his writings seem to fit perfectly with this time of year. Shall we … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

The Straight Stitch: patchwork quilt

fabric squares

Greetings! Today's post very aptly falls into the straight stitch category since all the sewing was only straight lines. My kind of sewing project. Now as I have stated previously, I am not highly skilled with a sewing machine. But if I can do it, anyone can. I found this fabric line at JoAnn's and as soon as I saw it I fell in love. So me. Isn't it adorable?!   After my blocks were cut to size I "randomly arranged" … [Read more...]

The Straight Stitch: fabric garland

fabric garland 2

Welcome to The Straight Stitch! This is where we feature a sewing project of some sorts. I want to start by saying that I am not sewing savvy. I only started trying to attempt sewing about a year ago. And even then it was with a group of friends who all have mad sewing skills. (Thanks ladies, you know who you are. *wink* *wink*)  I say this because I don't want anyone to ever think "I can't do that. I can't sew." I'm here to tell you, if I can do … [Read more...]