Let's talk about pillow making. With so much information available online these days, I can see where someone getting into the soft furnishings/workroom business may get confused on fabrication techniques. Today, let's talk about pillow making. Specifically how to sew the corners of pillows. Do you taper the corners of the pillows to remove [...]
Plaid chair no more! Now it's fun and happy with new colors, patterns, and textures. A drapery gal's perspective on learning upholstery. Learning to upholster furniture is a totally different skillset than drapery making. For one thing, you don't have to strip naked before making draperies. My friend, [...]
Designs by Donna is located in the cute town of Flowery Branch, GA. So let me show you around downtown, in case you're wondering what there is to do when you come and visit while taking a workshop at Designs by Donna. Flowery Branch crossroads of Railroad Ave. and Main St. Don't you love [...]
If you have grown children, you know they leave some things behind when they move into their new places, right? Trophies, books, papers, and clothing like letterman jackets. Sound familiar? I bet it does! And what do you do with all this stuff? Here's what I did with our son, Justin's Cross Country High School [...]
I hope your year has been a good one too and that 2018 brings you good health and much joy! At Designs by Donna my mission is: To use my passion, gifts, and abilities to bring joy and beauty into the lives of others through exquisite design, teaching, and sharing.
Patchwork chair seats and following your gut. You may be wondering how these can possibly be related. Well, really, they aren't. Except that because I followed my gut I created these one of a kind chair seats for the sample room here at Designs by Donna. And I really like them much better than my original [...]
This powder room has a new pedestal sink skirt. Isn't it pretty? A pedestal sink skirt was made for a pedestal sink in a client's powder room. Not only is this skirt beautiful, it is functional as well as it adds storage underneath the skirt. The challenge for me was figuring out [...]