my patchwork pouf

My pouf is finished (finally!). Making it was not as easy as I thought it was going to be! The easy part was buying the fabric (thank you Workroom!) and sewing all the triangles together, but from there it all requires a lot of patience and in my case perseverance. Don't skimp on the stuffing, it doesn't look like it takes a lot but trust me you need a lot (3lbs is no exaggeration!). The last step which is the tufting is the most stressful, I got very frustrated and almost had an adult temper tantrum (not attractive!). Make sure you invest in some serious fishing wire and you definitely need that long upholstery needle. Once the tufting is complete it's smooth sailing!

Now onto new projects before I try to make another. Next time I'm going bigger!

May 30, 2010 — Alanna Banks

i'm making a pouf

The long weekend is almost here and I've found myself a crafty project (sigh).

Scrolling through Design*Sponge today I found a super cute DIY pouf with full instructions and a downloadable pattern (I'm in heaven!). If you need to satisfy a craft craving too check it out for yourself here.

Happy sewing. I'll share pics of my own version when I'm finished.

May 19, 2010 — Alanna Banks

not like your grandma's

Photos courtesy of Design*Sponge

I've been really digging this look (an updated version of the wall your grandma had!) lately and I wish I had my own cool collection of plates.

If you want to try it out Design*Sponge has a DIY video.

Happy decorating!

May 15, 2010 — Alanna Banks