May 8, 2008

Moving makes you poor

Moving makes you poor even if it's within the same structure. Yes I'm only moving upstairs... but it's still hard and I have the bruises and sore calf muscles to prove it. Also moving into a bigger place we begin to realize what we don't have ... and I have to say that I did want to pamper myself so I spent a little extra on some Aveda hair products and good smelling soaps. I've never had a bathroom with a claw foot tub before. It's super duper posh. There is also a window where when I shower in the morning I can see Lake Superior and Duluth's picturesque Ariel Lift Bridge. The yummy smelling Aveda products and soap just make the experience Divine!.. Sigh. I wish I were there now.

That being said I have not money left to decorate ... but what I do have is lots of fabric.

So I'm searching the internet and all of my favorite design blogs to find some wonderful DIY fabric projects. I know I can stretch the fabric to make sweet wall art as seen at the blog How About Orange. [a new blog to me but will be in my regular rotation now, yeah!]

I love how the art matches the pillows. Nice detail!

Here's Real Simple's DIY idea as well Another idea is framing fabric which you see on HGTV all of the time.

This is a great piece of fabric framed in a wonderful thrift store find!

Woman's Day Magazine also has a great article on Framed Fabric Remnants

Etsy is also a great way to dig up ideas ... although I'm more for supporting Etsy artists, but sometimes times are tough and their great project could be a stepping stone idea for something similar with your unused fabric.

This one from Art e Bella

This hoop-dee-do from Little Pretty Studio

A website called has two uber long exhaustingly fun list of project ideas for fabric scraps. Make sure you clear some time in your day because after reading the list and links they've compiled, you'll be running for your scrap box.

I'm totally going to run home and tackle this project ... ok maybe more like this weekend.
But it's still a great idea from ModHomeEcTeacher over at

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