Browsing Category: Tweenie Room

Bette Davis Eyes Pillow

I’m totally smitten with the quirky Jonathan Adler needlepoint pillows!  Aren’t we all?!

They just spell fun!  Well, actually some spell Acapulco and Anger and Sparkle.

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But the one I really fell hard for is the Eyes Pillow or let’s call her, Bette Davis Eyes.  And I totally thought that Savannah would get a kick out of having such a unique pillow in her room.  She’s fresh like that.


But $100 buckeroo price tag?  Hmm… I figured that I could whip something up for less and not get all cray on her for actually using the pillow.  Not that I ever get cray or even know what cray means.  Wink.

So first things first… I printed out the actual copy of Jonathan’s eye pillow design.  (Is it ok if I call you Jonathan?  Especially if I’m literally ripping off your fabulous design???)  And I cut out the eye portions, keeping them whole so that I could “transfer” the design to my pillow.

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Using a pencil, I simply marked the areas that would be stitched in black.

Make sure it’s straight!  Well, unless you like that sorta thing.

Grab your embroidery floss, an embroidery needle and check out this brick stitch.


Brick Stitch

That’s all I did.  For like a million hours… ok, not a million, but maybe 3 in all.


You can see where my marks were and how my brick stitch was… not perfect in the least, but it was fine!  It made it look like the design was drawn in pencil.

Once I finished up, I pulled the pillow inside out and put some fabric glue on the stitches so they would hold up in the wash.  Although I’d probably still wash it in a mesh bag.


And then for fun, I put in a few tassels on the ends.  You can find the ones I used here… they’re leather and truly adorable.  They say I love you in teenager.

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So cute!  So easy!  (Especially if you are like me and found the pillow already made on clearance.  Damn, I’m good.)

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And yes those are a peek at Savannah’s polka dot sheets which I found at Kohl’s and can’t find on-line for the life of me!  They were $40 and super perfect.  They say, I like to party but only after I do my homework… also in teenager.

How do I know?  Well, even though my body has aged my brain hasn’t.  It comes in handy.

The pillow is so cute that I’m seriously thinking about making one for myself.  A few ideas that have crossed my mind… “Vogue,” for my favorite song, or “Just Don’t,” cause that would be hilarious with my boys, or maybe just a bottle of tequila…

Got any ideas?

Happy Creating!  Tootles, Jessica

Savannah’s Room 2.0 – Finds!

Seriously.  It’s Thursday?!

I have about 10 projects mid-stream and I can’t seem to make any traction to finish.  Aye.  Hopefully next week I’ll be able to show you something cool.  Cool?

But for today, I wanted to share a few fun things that I’ve been hoarding for Savannah’s room.  Remember that one?  She’s my 10 year old cousin and a super cutie, diva, athletic homegirl… all around a pretty amazing preteen.  I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything about this room, but trust me, I’ve been diligently working on getting things ready for a massive install next week, perhaps?!  So exciting!!

Anyhoo, without further ado… my fun thrift shopping has yielded some sweet steals!

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These are brass butterflies!  I’m so crazy about it!IMG_2761

These are 3 curtain tie backs and I bought all 3 just in case I wanted an extra… maybe in the closet as a coat hanger??  And they are solid!!  Like, could they be cuter?IMG_2647

Oh, I have big plans for these stools… I’m foreseeing A LOT of gossip going on around these.IMG_2722 IMG_2547

Okay, so these are birds made of, what else?, bird feathers!!  They are too much!IMG_2459 IMG_2764A midcentury inspired side table!  Perfect as a book shelf in a small room!!  Yes please.

And a few of my finds from my $15 thrifting day may also find their way over there… namely those flower needlepoint pictures.  Well, that’s if Savannah is as obsessed with them as I am!!

All these fun art pieces will make their way into one fabulous gallery wall.  At least, that’s the plan.

And red velvet is getting a makeover, too!!  Here she is before Tim Gunn has perked up her confidence.  I’m gonna teen-ify her.

IMG_2522Lots to do, but I think it’s going to be tweenie-licious!!

Happy Creating!  Jessica

Duvet Choices

Hi All!!

Remember those books you used to read as a kid that allowed you to choose what the main character would do next?  Like… “Should Billy go through the evil, enchanted forest or Should Billy tell his mother about breaking her mirror?”  You would always pick the forest.

Well, this is how we are going to make a few key decisions in Savannah’s room.

If she picks X bedding, then we’ll go Y route… See?  Just like the book!!  And then, she can play an active room in deciding what goes into her room.

In my opinion, bedding is where we HAVE TO start.  So that’s just what we’re going to do!

Speaking of opinions, um hello! Got any?!  Please share!!  Then we can all pressure a sweet 10 year old to do what we want… buah, ha, ha!!!



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Agra Lavender


Magical Thinking






White with Purple/Monogram

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Spice Quilt –  Not a duvet, but still super cute!


Oceana MultiColor

Now weigh in!

And whatever she picks, that’s the one!!

Oh I hope she picks… Just kidding.  Or am I?

Happy Creating!  Jessica