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DIY Felt Message Banner (Video!)

As we designed the board & batten and selected the Nordic wallpaper for the nursery, the room began to take shape, and I knew I wanted to incorporate some black and white accents in the room to add contrast and help the look keep its edge. Originally, I’d made this banner with the intent of hanging it in a grouping above the crib, but as we furnished the room, I decided to keep things simple over there, and ended up moving the banner over to the closet door.

This little banner is a 30 minute project (maybe less–if you’re not filming a movie about it!), made fantastically simple by the invention of precut sticky-back felt letters, and can be customized to say whatever you’re drawn to. I decided on the French phrase “mon cœur” which translates to “my heart” in English because I’m a sentimental mom-to-be, need I say more?! Check out the 1 minute video and full instructions below on how to work up one of these babies for your place.

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Aromatic Lavender Sachets

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For my wedding showers a few years ago, my mom had the genius idea of making lavender eye pillows as favors for guests to take home with them. There were a few leftover after the shower, so I took an extra one home and tucked it in my “unmentionables” drawer as a sachet and loved the subtle lavender scent it brought to our bedroom, so I decided to take a cue from my mom and sew up some sachets (which are about 1/2 the size of eye pillows), as stocking stuffers this year. Theses little bundles come together pretty quickly (I made three in an evening), and will make a nice, handmade addition to stocking trimmings this Christmas morning. Continue Reading →

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Chunky Knit Wool Blanket

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I’m a textile nut. It’s an appreciation my mother first instilled in me at a young age and one that’s developed and refined itself over 4 years of working closely with textiles. Last winter, I’d been craving the loft and warmth of an uber chunky knit, wool blanket. One that my hubby and I could cuddle up in during those last few months of cold weather. I looked everywhere, but couldn’t find one that quite fit our budget. Continue Reading →

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