Aug 25, 2013

Magnetic Flying Insect Door Screen

Every summer during our holidays at the seaside  we are fighting against mosquitoes - I've tried so far various sprays, tablets, ultrasound devices, screens, candles ... This year we accidentally found magnetic door screen - actually first saw short video in the mall (like TV sales). My opinion about such videos is very bad. But, as we tried everything else, decided to buy the screen. And we were thrilled. It was easy to put the screen on the door and it really functioned as declared - even our dog could walk through, no flies, no mosquitoes.
It is certainly not some paid advertisement but just the recommendation - sometimes, TV sales video could be true.

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Aug 21, 2013

Play with cushions

cuchion final

Back from holidays, spent two weeks on the Adriatic seaside. It was good to get away from high temperature to the coast and enjoy swimming in the warm sea water. I love to craft something even when I am out of the town. This year I was refurbishing some furniture in our summer house and making plans to decorate the apartment - cushions are so great to add sent of romance or create certain filling. I made this one and other two few month ago, put them on (refurbished) sofa and  enjoy them during this vacations. And this is tutorial how to make such cushions - very easy and very quick, no buttons or zip.

Tutorial how to sew cushion or pillow case 

Size of the cushion: 40 x 40 cm


- cotton fabric
- strip fabric leftovers

pilow case scheme

pillow case scheme diagonal

You can see the scheme of the cushion - cut off three parts (because of the diagonal ribbons; otherwise, you don't need to cut the parts).  Be aware that seam allowances are NOT included in the scheme. Mark diagonal on the one 40x40 cm part. Cut on diagonal.

cushion case - ribbon

Cut off two ribbons out of different fabric (3 cm wide, add seam allowances). Sew the first ribbon on the cut off parts and the second one above (on the right side).

Sew another  40x40 cm part on one side and 40x18 cm on the other side of the ribbon part.

cushion case - ribbon

Make borders and turn a shorter part inside as on the photo and sew 'left' and 'right' sides together.

pillow case - backside

Cuchion case is finished - just put the pillow insert inside. On the photo you can see the backside of the cushion.
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