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Teddy Bear Christmas Ornaments

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After our recent visit from our family, we wanted to make something for our nieces and nephews for Christmas.  Our original intent was to make teddy bears for our nieces with some of the leftover fabric from other projects.  We didn’t quite get to that, but we still liked the idea.  So Alberto suggested that we make ornaments for them.  That way, they will always have them at Christmas.   Read more →

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A Toile Bed for the Puppies!

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Our little mutts, Duff, Gertie and Barney, were in desperate need of a new dog bed.  We’ve been hunting for months, but nothing ever seemed right.  Honestly, they really don’t care about a new bed, but of course we do!  And it also has to match our decor!

We were doing what we always do, rummaging through the local fabric store when lightening struck….we found the perfect fabric for them!

Alberto ADORES toile fabric, but I just DON’T.  For those of you who don’t know what toile is, it’s a fabric that has scenes on it (usually pastoral or oriental).  For example, picture an old English countryside with women in hoop skirts and parasols lounging under trees.  It is usually a color such as black, red, blue or green on white.  But the toile we saw that day was different.  It was truly inspirational.  When we saw the hunting dog scene in brown with a blue background, it was kismet!  We finally found the perfect fabric for Duff, Gertie and Barney’s bed.  We also found a tan chenille fabric in the remnant pile that would serve as the backing for the bed. It was sturdy, cheap (very important), and it matched the toile (extremely important.)

Now we just have to put everything together. Read more →

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