Thursday, February 26, 2009

Frames/ Jars

I'm sure you've been into situation where you have too many glass jars inside your kitchen cabinet (or your mum's), and the first thing you can think about is throw them away a.s.a.p!

But what d'u know.. you can actually put them into good use (and not for that extra spices you bought in discounted bulk).

Yes, the jars are still being re-used for storing something, but you'll never guess this.. you can use them as frames!

I've found this great (and very simple) idea at Photojojo and can't figure out why didn't I think of that. And not only jars, you can use bottles too.. hmm I gotta tell this to my coke-bottle-collector friend

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tutorial: Sweater Cushion Cover

As this post title suggests, this time I'm gonna try to share a tutorial on how to make a cushion cover out of a sweater. An old one, if I may add.. and it's a fun way to be earth friendly too :)

Well, you don't need a tutorial actually, since it's pretty easy to make..

First, dig into your wardrobe for that old sweater (the ones with turtle neck line work best). I found mine, a furry purple sweater that I haven't wear for ages..

Then turn it inside out, laid it flat n cut away as in above pic.

Next, sew close the freshly cut openings (neckline and armholes). You'll have a nice square shape now, with only one side open to insert the inner cushion. Then I just add some ribbon on that side for closure, which double as a pretty accent as well.

And you're done!
Oh wait.. put in the inner cushion into the new cover, tied close all the ribbons and NOW you're done :)

Monday, February 23, 2009

... just changed my blog's layout and header a couple of days ago.
I like it better this way, at least for now.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Pillows Attack!

Last week finally hubby bought me a sewing machine, yay!
So there's no excuses again for me now from not sewing more..

The first project is ofcourse, cushion cover :D with colorful felt applications.

It has lovely ribbons closure at the opening side. Well actually I put it there because there's not enough fabric for a wide overflap and I'm not in to hassle of zipper nor buttons.

And there's more.. different fabric pattern at the back! (see?)

The second cushion cover didn't require any sewing machine actually, since it's my old handsewn cushion cover which I add some felt application.

Well, what do you think? :)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Come Vote in The Poll

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Please help me to improve my Home & Decor Online Store Feathers For Nest by voting in the poll here.

Thanks so much!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Dining Accessories

Check out our new collections of dining accessories in Feathers For Nest. Consist of Placemat Set, Coaster Set and Napkin Set, with each piece unique for it is handmade.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

House Tour: Simply Eclectic

This one is my bro n sis in-law's house in Jepara, Java, Indonesia.

You can see the eclecticism straight away on the house's facade. Simple overall with neutral colors, yet there are some mix details such us the use of different kinds of natural stones which clad some part of the walls, also a mosaic pathway made from assorted ceramic tiles.

Upon entering the house there's a small formal sitting area which lead to the more casual living room situated next to the back garden.

I like how the high ceiling and chandelier looks so grand..

When actually it's very simple!

And this one below is my favourite.. the beautifully crafted details of the dining table.