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Sneak Peek…….(plus,this family’s off to the water park!)

I’ve been working on a little something that I hinted at sharing weeks ago.  And it has to do with fabric.  And tufting.  And foam.  Any ideas?


It looks a little like this:



I was planning on sharing this project today…….but good golly, I forgot how many pictures I took of the process.  And you know me, I take a trillion photos.  Just in case that one little extra picture will help explain the process just that much better.



But instead of finishing up, we’re headed out the door to an amusement/water park……with a whole gaggle of cousins and aunts/uncles that came into town.  So happy everyone flew into town at the very end of the summer, so Oliver and I could go too.  (Though, we’ll be scoping out all of the shaded areas mostly!)


As for that sneaky little project……I’ll be back to share tomorrow!


Enjoy your Monday!



P.S.  If you follow along on Instagram, this will look familiar —

But this is what’s making me very happy these days:

“Mommy, my cheeks hurt so bad……but if I keep smiling, he keeps smiling.” #donteverstop #ellianagrace #oliverisaacj #exactlyonemonthold


Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with my craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
Diy tufted fabric ottoman ((…from an old table))
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  1. Katey says:

    Aww! What an adorable picture! (And caption!)

  2. lisa says:

    The picture is awesome!!!! Make sure you keep it handy, you’ll need to remind your daughter of it when he gets older and starts driving her crazy, as siblings do!! lol

  3. Irena says:

    Love your baby photo. Hope you had a great day with your family

  4. Marisa says:

    I’m guessing a bench with a back rest which is fixed to a wall…?

  5. Nancy says:

    I’m guessing a dog bed.

  6. darlene macdonald says:

    thank you for sharing pic of baby! *grin* I needed that! I’ll be an aunt again next month. cannot wait!!!!

  7. Nancy says:

    He is just precious. Want to drop him off at my house for a week or so??? LOL

  8. Paris Romero says:

    Oh this is such a sweet and beautiful photo! Thank you for sharing this part of your life with us. As for guessing, upholstery of some kind..not really a guess, I guess.

  9. Winter says:

    BTW, the project looks lovely too. ;)

  10. Winter says:

    Oh. So. Sweet.
    Our youngest child Ella is 11 and we have two grandsons, 1 & 3. Watching Ella with her nephews is priceless. Nothing sweeter than an older child loving on a baby.
    Thanks for sharing. :D

  11. Lorena says:

    well that’s just dandy. Go on to the waterpark and enjoy yourself while the rest of us sit here and drool over the sneak peak and leave us in suspense as to what it can be. It can be an amazing headboard, a place to rest a tea cup, something to sit upon, hmmm. I don’t know but the fabric makes me swoon!
    so I was just kidding, PLEASE have a lovely time with your family at the waterpark, you all deserve it and I hope you have a memorable day. …but really…your fans are in suspense…just sayin :-)

  12. Donna says:

    He is so handsome and so cute. Love her dimples You certainly captured love in this wonderful picture.

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