Friday, October 13, 2017

Pressing Leaves and Branches for Thanksgiving/Christmas Crafts


My flower press is full of lovely leaves, stems, and petals once again. These pretties were gathered up for pressing and preserving this week.  I was gathering leaves and branches for upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas crafts and posts, but of course a few flowers made it into my collection bowls as well. I can never resist!

Friday, October 6, 2017

DIY Custom Box Cushion Pet Bed Covers (Basket Inserts)


Today's DIY shares our two new box-cushion style pet bed covers, created as a guest collaboration with our partner blog, Dalmatian DIY.  Dalmatian DIY has a detailed series of DIY posts on creating you own custom pet beds, including how to make covers, inserts, and tips for keeping things easy and economical.  These beds were made using their box cushion bed cover technique, but tweaked a little to suit use as basket bed inserts. Instead of having a rear velcro closure on the boxing, these covers both have an envelope-style bottom panel, like an envelope pillow cover - very easy to sew and doesn't require any zippers, velcro, or buttons.