Decorating your Living Room !!!
Here are some ideas to update your living room on a budget ...
It depends on the color and design of your room .

The colors I picked are Tan and Red colors ..

Here are beautiful Window Curtains that I found in Wal Mart ,set of two for only$16-17
or these ones ,set of two for only $ 13.00

Here is an excellent idea to update your old sofa , a slipcover  for only $45.96 at Wal Mart
or Cushion covers .
This is my favorite in decorating any room .I love cushions .I make my own also ,if you saw it in my previous post ..
Here are some ideas I have ..
Have you ever thought being creative and making cushions from the place mats ?
Here is a combination I chose  .
I found these placemats in Sears for only$3.99
Sew them together and fill with something ,and your cushions are ready !!!

Also there are beautiful cushion covers that I found at Bed Bath and Beyond for only $9.99
You can choose the color and pattern .I chose these ones for my color combination.
You can also add different matching accessories ,like matching color candle holders ,or vases 

And here is your Living room is ready

How do you like this design ,please leave your comments !!! 

Indian Decor for your home

 Indian Decor for your home

These are  cushions that I made for my house .May be it will be an inspiration for some of you .
I took 2 plain pillow cases ,ypu can pick a fabric and make your own .Mine are made of polyester silky fabric
Then in the center I just used Sari fabric ,or you can use your old kurta ,or even a scarf  .I used Indian decor colors for mine ...
Sew the piece of fabric to a center and then tie a thin rope around the pillow and attach the tassel ..
 Here are some pillowcases I found on ebay that look exactly like mine  ,set of 6

Here is a tassle in for only $ 0.99

Then you will have to find the fabric for the center piece .You will not need more then a yard ..
You can match it with this fabric I found in,if you like red colors like I do ..

Please leave your comments .Do you like this  design ?Would you want to make something like this for your home ?

Gifts from the Sea

Gifts from the Sea
Scour the shore at low tide, or dig out your old seashell collection, and put those finds to good use. These projects allow the shells' natural beauty to shine through, while enhancing everything from a tote bag to your tabletop.

Embellish a Tote Bag
A plain canvas or linen tote bag looks new and fresh with the addition of a few shells along the top edge. Limpet shells, which suggest little cone-shaped hats when found intact, often break in such a way that they become easy-to-sew-on rings like these. You can use any similar shell that strikes your fancy.
Arrange the shells in a design that you like before beginning to sew, then stitch each one into place with upholstery thread, pulling tightly to secure them.

Trade in the usual plastic wrap for one of these easy, elegant bowl covers to protect the food at your next cookout or picnic. Buy linen napkins (or hem some fabric scraps sized large enough to fit over your serving bowls) and attach assorted seashells to weigh down the edges. It's best if the shells already have holes worn into them, but you can use a small drill with a very fine bit if necessary. Then, using upholstery thread, sew a shell onto each corner and one in the middle on each side, finishing the stitch close to the hemline.
Scalloped Edges
Add a dainty, decorative flair to pastry by pressing a small, ridged scallop shell into the dough's edges. (Thoroughly clean the shell before beginning.) Try this technique on any type of pastry, from pie crusts to turnovers. It's an especially nice touch if you'll be serving a meal at the beach.


6 Recycled-Sweater Craft

I found this very interesting indeas ...
6 Recycled-Sweater Crafts
Transform worn-out sweaters into clever covers for lampshades, vases, and more with these wallet-friendly projects.

Make over a plain pendant shade by cloaking it in wool. First, cut a large sweater in half along a side seam, removing the sleeves. Pull the resulting rectangle of material tightly around the shade so the fabric meets in the back; cut to fit and hot-glue to the shade. Next, trim the sweater lengthwise, leaving an inch of overhang at the top and bottom. Fold the overhang over the shade's edges and secure on the inside with hot glue. For safety, use a low-wattage bulb

Keep decorative dishes in stitches: Pull a sweater sleeve over a bowl, lining up the finished cuff with the top rim, and hot-glue. Next, trim the wool so it reaches the bowl's bottom edge and hot-glue in place.
For a small fixture with tons of texture, cut a knit swatch to wrap around your shade, adding an extra half inch to the top and bottom. Hot-glue the fabric to the shade so it meets in the back. Tuck the excess material over the top and bottom edges and hot-glue.
Create a hothouse for any blossom: Slip a sweater sleeve over a jar or bottle, lining up the cuff with either the top or bottom edge, and hot-glue in place. Cut the wool long enough to cover the entire vessel, then secure with more glue.

Basic bracelets get dressed for the season in soft yarn (and, if you use jewelry you already own, they cost next to nothing). Just cover a plastic cuff in a strip of chunky knit, then hot-glue in place on the inside.

To make this sham, you'll need an 18-inch square pillow insert and a large sweater, cut into two 19-inch squares. Sew the right sides of the wool together along the edges, leaving the bottom open. Turn right side out and insert the pillow form, then stitch the bottom closed. For the flower, cover a two-inch circle of card stock with a piece of a thin sweater; hot-glue to the circle's back. Next, fold a 3- by 20-inch strip of another sweater in half lengthwise. Glue the edges together, then sew a running stitch down the strip lengthwise along the glued seam. Once you've stitched the entire length, pull the thread to gather the fabric and knot. Hot-glue the gathered edge in a circle to the back of the card stock, then hot-glue a pin-back in the center and affix to the pillow.
 The ideas are taken from
Which ones are your favorite ? I really like the vases and bowls .
Would you try something like this for your home ?
Please leave your comments

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