Category: My Handmade Home

Easy ‘cheater’ patchwork quilt squares

The easy quilt squares are a fun way to use up tiny fabric scraps that would have otherwise ended up in the garbage!

The unexpected DIY farmhouse sign

DIY farmhouse sign for above double doors {Heather's Handmade Life}

The farmhouse sign itself looks great, but what I love even more is how it fills the gap above the patio doors and helps to balance the height of the new hutch.

We extended our dining room hutch!

We extended our dining room hutch! {Heather's Handmade Life}

Our hutch was great, but there was all this wasted space between the top of the hutch and the ceiling. I just wanted to … I don’t know, stretch it up!

Easy Impasto paintings for less than $10

My grandmother was a very talented oil painter in Scotland, and I like to think I inherited a bit of her talent for brushwork. But since I have so many creative interests — sewing clothes, woodworking, quilting, needlework, interior decorating, scrapbooking, pyrography — I… Continue Reading “Easy Impasto paintings for less than $10”

Fabric panels are the new posters

Fabric panels are the new posters {Heather's Handmade Life}

The best part, for me, is that these fabric panels will have a much longer lifespan than a paper poster that would eventually get ripped and recycled. Fabric panels don’t get torn and ragged, and when you no longer want them on the wall, you can turn them into pillows, clothes, quilts, tote bags — anything!