Won't you be our guest? When it comes to creating a guest room, comfort is key. Therefore, a guest room should be a warm and welcoming space so include some of the amenities found in a hotel room and have the intimacy and charm of a home. Listed below are 8 of my [...]
Bolster pillows are just one of the pillow types I love to make. They're really very simple to make but sometimes the ends of bolster pillows can be tricky to figure out. Bolster pillows are simple to make and can have fun and creative embellished ends. Have you ever made a bolster pillow [...]
Do you a learn best in a hands-on workshop? If so, you may be wondering what it's like to attend a workshop with Donna Cash. Photos are worth a thousand words, so let me show you a few. A lot of laughter and forming of friendships at a recent hands-on pillow workshop in Maine. [...]
I love pillows. And I love inserting zippers in pillows. Invisible zippers, lapped zippers, zippers next to welt cord, bound zippers in pillows, and zippers as embellishments in pillows. Love them all! I love inserting them so much, it always surprises me when someone tells me they would rather close a pillow with hand stitching [...]
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.
I used to be afraid to sew an invisible zipper next to welt cord ............. until I tried it. And it worked well. And all I was able to see was the zipper pull. And the pillow turned out beautifully, do you agree? An invisible zipper inserted next to self welt cord. After several people [...]
I love a bolster pillow with sunburst ends. Depending on the fabric you use, the ends will either create a pleated sunburst or more casual gathered sunburst as in the photo below. Once you gather the fabric into the center of the bolster pillow ends, you will have a small hole in the center. [...]
As a soft home furnishings designer and fabricator, I am passionate about embellishing my creations. This embellishment I call the Flowing Flower Embellishment and I use this on drapery panels, window valances, or pillow covers, just to name a few. The source for my flowing flower inspiration was this picture of a sweater in a [...]