... THE FAUX FAE - Faux meaning an imitation - Fae meaning fairy = I'm a fairy wanna-be!

... Subjects to include: All things Romantic, French, Cottage, and Shabby Chic, my life and humor.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

My First PROPER Quilt

It will  be my first PROPER quilt.  I say proper because I don't think my first 2 quilts would qualify as, PROPER.

I made my first quilt as a teenager.  I made it out of old blue jeans and to "quilt" it I just tied yarn in knots at each place the four corners of the blocks connected.  That is how my great grandma Campbell did it and I wasn't aware there was any other way.

My second quilt is a doll quilt I made about 20 years ago.  Here are some pics of it and the coordinating cross stitch pillow I made:

Friday, January 18, 2013

Easy Headbands or Sweatbands

Hello again!  Long time no see! ROFL  I crack myself up sometimes!

Anyway, here is a simple pattern to make easy headbands or sweatbands. 

Thrift Store Kitchen Curtain Redesign

Hello!  I hope you are all doing well!
Well, today I’m posting a project that I didn’t plan; it just sort of “happened”. 

While I was working on the pillows, I was sorting through my laces, and I came across these kitchen curtains that I purchased a while back from my new favorite place to shop - the thrift store!  I bought them for the lace bottoms but I had inspiration. 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Celestial Lamp Shade 4 of 4

Celestial Lamp Shade 4 of 4

Ok, here it is; the last one for today!

I love all things celestial.   I even have my half bath decorated in navy blue and gold suns, moons and stars.  I purchased this celestial material at Hobby Lobby ages ago to cover some stacking boxes (and I still don’t think I've gotten around to that yet! ROFL)  But I decided to cover one of the 3 ugly lampshades with some of the material. (Now, remember, this was BEFORE I realized the white medallions would shine through with the light on! LOL

Shabby Chic Lamp Shades 3 of 4

Ok, here it is. Installment 3 of 4!

No preview image this time; it’s a surprise! lol  Not really. I just started out one way and ended up having to go a whole new direction because of an unforeseen complication.

Shabby Chic Lamp Shades 2 of 4

Shabby Chic Lamp Shades 2 of 4

I’m back for my second lampshade installment of the day!
Remember me telling you about those ugly lampshades I bought?  Well here they are; the first of 3.

Shabby Chic Lamp Shades 1 of 4

Shabby Chic Lamp Shades 1 of 4

Wow!  Less than a week and I’m back already!  Cool! And woohoo!!! I finished the first four shabby chic lamp shades!  I still have one more to finish, as you will see later, plus I still need to cover my own shade from my bedroom.  I will post them when I get them finished!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Breast Cancer Awareness Gifts

I can’t believe it’s been over a month since we've talked!  I am sorry for neglecting you!  I've been busy working on projects and taking pics to upload, I promise!  And I will share them with you once they are finished.  Right now I’m working on several lampshades (and another I need to start for myself lol).  That will be my next project to share with you.  After those are finished I will be working on pillow covers and after that I’m going to start quilting again.  One big one for my bed and smaller ones for pot holders I think.  Maybe even some mug rugs too once I get on a roll!