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Wednesday March 17th, 2010

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sewing 101: curtains

sewing 101: curtains

[today i’m thrilled to welcome brett bara of manhattan craft room to d*s with a special guest column. you’ve been asking for more sewing how-tos, so brett will be joining us for a sewing 101 primer, covering all the basics for getting started with home sewing. welcome, brett!] Hello there! I’m very happy to be…

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Wednesday February 17th, 2010

Wednesday February 10th, 2010

Wednesday December 23rd, 2009

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diy project: maria’s zebra console

diy project: maria’s zebra console

this diy project is part diy, part before & after inspiration, but since we’re closing up shop tomorrow for the holidays i wanted to share this today. d*s reader and blogger maria jones came across a “drop dead gorgeous nailhead zebra console table” at horchow for $3000 and fell in love. unable to manage the…

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Wednesday December 16th, 2009

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diy project: printed burlap chair

diy project: printed burlap chair

a few months ago when the amys and i went to brimfield, i was surprised to learn that those pretty linen chairs with the printed numbers on them were actually stamped. i had always assumed they were upholstered with some sort of fabric, or vintage bags, that already had markings on them. while some of…

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Wednesday December 9th, 2009

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diy project: kristen’s ruffly felt wreath

diy project: kristen’s ruffly felt wreath

continuing with the fluffy holiday craft theme is this beautiful wreath project from the talented blogger behind domestifluff (i love that name), kristen. inspired by a rosette pillow tutorial on etsy, kristen decided to create her own version for a wreath. though there was “much felt circle cutting involved” kristen loved the outcome, and the…

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Tuesday December 8th, 2009

Monday December 7th, 2009

Wednesday November 25th, 2009

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made with love: horse ribbons

made with love: horse ribbons

After last week’s “living in” post on my childhood favorite movie National Velvet, I’ve been in horse mode. Homemade horse ribbons make perfect party favors, stocking stuffers or little surprises for the prize winners in your life. Bonus- they are great for using up an extra ribbon stash. -amy m. CLICK HERE for the full…

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diy project: canvas doily tote

diy project: canvas doily tote

since it’s diy day (and the last day before thanksgiving- yay!) i wanted to kick things off with this gorgeous project from ashley campbell of ashley ann photography. using a standard paper doily as a stencil, she added this beautiful detail to a standard, inexpensive canvas bag. this would make for such a sweet and…

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Tuesday November 17th, 2009

Wednesday October 21st, 2009

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diy project: chela’s fabric screen

diy project: chela’s fabric screen

chela edmunds is textile artist from melbourne, australia. she recently moved into a new apartment in brooklyn, ny and found that her beautiful windows overlooking the park only had enough blind coverage to reach chest-height. in order to let the sun shine through and maintain some privacy she created this simple but chic felted screen….

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Wednesday October 14th, 2009

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