Monday, July 8, 2019

Understanding, Making, and Using Binding Tapes

Baffled by binding? Biased towards bias? You're not alone!  Upcoming collaborations on our partner blog Dalmatian DIY will be featuring some fab winter warmer dog DIYs with cuddly blankets (easily adapted for people) as well as bed/furniture protectors made for our special senior spotty who need a little extra TLC these days.  Several of these projects will be using binding, so we thought we'd share some tips and resources here to help! Pet projects are great for practising and/or trying new techniques as they won't care if you make a few mistakes or things look a less than perfect!

Monday, June 24, 2019

Folding Plastic (and Fabric) Bags for Easy Storage, Use, and Reuse

We try to minimise our household waste and rarely use plastic bags; however, we still find ourselves with occasional bags for reuse as well as (sadly) bags for curbside collection. Storing bags for use/reuse was once a messy jumble, but a few years back when we moved to a council area that not only mandated the use of plastic rubbish bags for collection but issued each household with an annual supply in a loose bundle (!) I decided to get thing in order and have been using this simple method to fold and store bags for use and reuse ever since.  It also works for soft fabric bags (although I prefer to pouch or roll these) for neatly tucking into your pocket, purse, glovebox, etc. to have ready if/when needed.

Monday, June 10, 2019

DIY Window Seat Bench Cushion with Fitted Box-Corner Cover

Now that the crafts stash has (finally) been semi-unpacked at the new house and the sewing machine liberated from its moving box prison, the long awaited home decor DIYs, makeovers, and upcycles have begun.  Our master bedroom has a window seat, plainly finished in the same paint as the walls. Blah! Not comfy at all! Time to make pampered pooch Humphrey his long overdue custom window seat cushion for basking in comfort!