I am one of those of people who never really understands what to do with a flat sheet...I like to use duvet covers and I always seem to be missing one or two for all the comferters in the house, I also find them very expensive to buy, so, it occurred to me the other day that I could make them myself! I have tons of flat sheets in the linen closet, I pulled out 2 flannel sheets , I love to mix and match the patterns and made one myself, it was easy as pie!
Here are the instructions:
1. lay 2 sheets of the same size facing each other on the biggest bed in the house (so you have lots of room to maneuver).
2. lay an existing duvet cover in the size you want to make over the sheets (if you don't have one lay the blanket you want to cover over them).
3. leave a .5" margin and mark a cutting line around 2 sides of the sheets (leave the top and one side uncut).
4. Pin all sides of sheets together and sew around 3 sides leaving the top (or bottom) uncut side open.
5. Fold the sewn sheets in half length wise so you can find the middle and mark it, open the fold and measure and mark 12" from the middle to each side and sew from the sides to the marking (see above).
6. Ta Da!!! your done, congratulations!
We had a wondeful New years although it was bitterly cold here (-2F, or -19C)...and we decided to stay at home and go to dinner at friends instead of the annual Burlington First Night that is always a lot of fun. I wish all of us a great year, peace and health!
I also have new work in my shop:
and some on long antiqued brass chains:
Rose and crown on a long chain:
I was looking at the snow outside and I suddenly really missed my summer garden,so I made a necklace called: "Garden-On-A-Chain Charm Necklace":
Some new earrings using those wonderful old fashined pink Rosalines:
and those tiny sweet blue rose vintage cabs:
have a great rest of the week!! xox