Thursday, March 13, 2014


Bunny Pillow Tutorial
cotton canvas
white textile paint
freezer paper x-acto knife
pillow insert
small flat paint brush
Print pattern on 8 1/2" x 11" paper
Printed  pattern

I use a self healing mat. If you don't have one you can use cardboard.

Use freezer paper to trace the pattern.

Place over pattern.


Cut out using x-acto knife.

Cut off any excess paper.

Cut a square piece of burlap 15" x 15"

Center pattern .

Place shiny side down and iron using hot iron no steam.

Make sure all edges are securely adhered.

Place paper towels under burlap.

Use white textile paint.

Or -if you don't think you are going to be washing it- any white acrylic paint.

Using a small brush go around edge of design first.

Make sure it is completely filled in.Once you done with edges fill in the middle.

Remove paper pattern carefully once you are done. (while it is still wet)


Cut a piece of muslin the same size as front ( 15x15)

Cut a piece of cotton canvas 15"x 20"

Fold in half and cut so you have two pieces 10"x 15"

Iron using hot iron and steam

Fold over edge on one edge that is 15" long and iron flat.

The fold over again so rough edge is tucked in and iron flat . Repeat for other piece.

Place one finished piece good side facing down on top of  Burlap with bunny. (muslin piece should be under bunny )

Seam side should be facing up

Overlap other piece of cotton canvas good side facing down.

Pin it all in place and trim off any excess.

Go around with a straight edge and pencil in about 1/4 inch. This is the line you will sew on. Make sure your pillow is square.

Now sew all around. Once then remove pins , turn over and sew on the other side.

Turn the pillow cover inside out and poke out the corners (I use a chopstick)

corner pushed out

Ta dah!!! It's ready for  14" pillow insert!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Set Sail!

I love the new nautical decor from One Kings Lane!
Bring classic coastal style to your meal with this assortment
of nautical-themed tableware. From platters printed with
whimsical marine life to glassware in palm-tree motifs, you're
sure to find something to bring home to your own galley. 
Hand-Painted Fish Platter, Blue - $24.00
from: One Kings Lane S/4 By the Sea Dinner Plates - $45.00
Retail Price: $80.00
You Save: $35.00
from: One Kings Lane Cote Herringbone Table Runner, Navy - $24.00
Retail Price: $30.00
You Save: $6.00
from: One Kings Lane

Thursday, February 20, 2014


So excited to be a new One Kings Lane Affiliate!
They have beautiful products at reasonable prices!
Here's one I really like for the new cottage. It's got a great beachy vibe, perfect for taking  stuff to the beach or picking up some delicious ingredients for a seaside dinner !
Share in our celebration and 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Beach House Living Room

Just some finishes touches and we are almost done!
The cottage will be available for vacation rentals starting mid - March.
Click here for more info and rates.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Coastal Cottage Before & After Bedroom

The Lovely bedroom! I did my "magic" ( as Mr Studio Tree likes to call it) Spackling on this wall. We eventually decided to take out the very attractive wall heater, and install mini split ac/heat units in each unit. So of course there was another giant hole that needed my "magic"!
The beautiful gray carpet was pulled up and then the glue was scraped off. Not fun! 
Oh the ceiling fan with the inch thick I don't miss that!
 This is what it looked like when we pulled the paneling off the walls .It had been glued onto the cinder block walls.
Yum. (notice the air freshener on the windowsill! Like we thought that was going to help!lol)
We scrubbed the walls with bleach, and then painted the walls with Drylok , a waterproofing paint that is super fantastic. We have used it many times.
We studded out the walls with furring strips, or should I say Dave studded out the walls! They had to be installed with a hammer drill &  tapcon screws, and there was no way I could get them into the walls!
Then we cut foam insulation panels , and put them in between the strips .
Then we cut and installed the drywall and more "magic" happened:)
Then we painted
Put lots of storage in the closet.
        Installed laminate flooring from Lumber Liquidators (okay this isn't the same room but I wanted to give you an idea of the steps involved)

Beautiful new Bedroom! New Windows were installed. The crinkle cotton curtains are from World Market. The Bedding is from Bed , Bath and Beyond. The  IKEA  nightstands add to the cottage chic feel and the reading lights are also from IKEA.The decorative pillows are of course made by us as well as the painting was done by local artist SNIP.

Some details!  Vase with grass is from Kohls
the rocking bird is from West Elm.

 Pillows by Studio Tree:)

 New Closet and Mini Split ac/heat (on wall)
Hope you enjoyed it! Stayed tuned for more updates!