Jacquelynne Steves

Category Archives: Decorating

Valentine’s Day Sewing Project- Quilted Tags

February 14 is right around the corner! I was trying to think of something quick- really quick- to dress and brighten up little spots in the house that needed some “love”. I made these little Valentine’s Day quilted tags! Sort of a super-mini Valentines Day quilt pattern, lol. They are the perfect way to use… Keep reading…

25 Free Thanksgiving Quilt Patterns & Sewing Projects

The leaves are starting to change, the air is crisp… it’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving! The holiday comes much sooner for our Canadian friends than for the U.S., but the sentiment is the same. Here are 25 Free Thanksgiving Quilt Patterns and Sewing Projects! You will find some wonderful projects for the season…. Keep reading…

Love-ly Valentine’s Day Pillow Tutorial Plus tips for sewing curves!

Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it! This is a very quick project that you can make in an afternoon with fabrics and materials which are probably already in your sewing room. It’s also a very good beginner project- so get the kids and grandkids involved! I will also give you some tips… Keep reading…

Fall Foil Leaf Pillow & Ornament Tutorial

  Do you love fall? I’m getting ready! Today I wanted to share a couple of pretty projects with you. I don’t know why, but I think that fall projects look especially beautiful when you add a bit of shimmer- maybe because it brightens up what can be a bit of a dark palette. That *sparkle*… Keep reading…

Easter Egg Place Mat Project- Quick, Easy, Scrappy!

It seems like I start out most of my project descriptions by saying, “This is fast and easy….” Well, here is another one! I don’t like things that are complicated or take too much time- I tend to quickly get bored and lose interest in things, so my projects need to be completed FAST so I… Keep reading…

Fun Fall Weekend

Daughter was home for her Fall Break from college last week- it was just too short! But we packed a lot in… Thursday and Friday, she unpacked her backpack in my office, and I enjoyed working and having her right there with me while I worked and she did her homework. Thursday night, we just… Keep reading…

A few of my favorite Fall things…

Is there a nicer season than Fall? The air is crisp and cool, nature’s palette is gorgeous, and it signals the beginning of the “snuggling up and getting cozy” season. Here are some of my favorite things about fall…. Visiting the orchard for apple picking. Daughter and I visited the apple orchard a couple of weeks… Keep reading…

Great Fall Ideas from my Autumn Bliss Pinterest Board

Here in the northern hemisphere, it’s fall- Hurray for Autumn! I know a lot of people say that this is their favorite season, and what’s not to love? Cool crisp breezes, brightly colored leaves, apple pie and “EVERYTHING” pumpkin!! (Pumpkin lasagna, anyone??) I have a Pinterest board called Autumn Bliss, and I was taking a… Keep reading…

The Art of Home, Spring 2015, Free Emagazine is here!

It’s April 1, but no April Fool’s here!! The latest issue of The Art of Home has arrived! This was a fun issue to work on, because Spring is my favorite season. And the colors and photos in this are so cheerful, it was nice to “play with” during those very cold winter days we had… Keep reading…

Historic Homes Decorated for Christmas

One of the things that my husband and I really look forward to during this Christmas season is touring historic homes which have been decorated for Christmas. We are fortunate to live in an area with many, many historic little towns, and often the local historical societies sponsor a tour of private homes.  This past… Keep reading…