Sewing

Sewing

Covering The Book

Covering The Book

Today is an especially exciting day.  Not only did the kids start back to school, hooray,  tonight my bible study group meets to start a brand new series!  We have a wonderful group of ladies, young and old, new Christians as well as long time believers, and a very diverse mix of denominations.  Along with our […]

Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk

I have a thing for pillows.  Designers often say how the easiest way to change-up a room is with paint, and while that may be true, I’d make a case for throw pillows!  Paint is messy and labor intensive, pillows, clean and easy, (especially if you buy them)!  Fresh pillows can bring pattern and color […]

For the Birds

For the Birds

After several other questionable attempts with chalk paint, I feel like I’m finally getting the hang of it!  Although I’ll have to admit it took 3 tries before I was happy with the results!  Here’s where I started.   This was the second reincarnation of these chairs purchased by my Grandmother about 1963.  They had never […]

Man (child) Cave

Man (child) Cave

Andy’s shades are finished and hanging!  He is happy, happy, happy. They are hard to photograph, shooting a dark fabric, straight into the window.  But they are very cute. I made a simple rectangle of fabric with a rod pocket on the top. Then added matching pairs of large grommets 5 inches in from each […]

Bold Promises

After work today I stopped by a local fabric shop and bought the camo fabric for my little guy’s window shades. I promised him in September that I’d get them done “next month”.  A good friend once advised me to never promise anything to a child that I couldn’t deliver.  I really try to stay […]

Slipcover, Check!

Slipcover, Check!

I finished the slipcover today! Excuse me while I take a victory lap around the house, singing Roar, by Katy Perry.  Seriously.  I am that happy!  Before I get to the pictures a big Thank YOU to my friend Karen, who came over to help pin and for moral support.  She caught a huge sewing […]

The Wrong Way, part 2

The Wrong Way, part 2

My sweet daughter Caroline, is a big supporter of this blog and gives me lots of feedback.  The other night she was reading the post about how I make cushions, and said to me, “Mom, if you pin the fabric all the way around, how do you get the cushion out so you can sew […]

Little Engine

It’s the Half-Way point of October! Whoo Hooo! I wish I was really that excited about all that I have marked off my To-Do list!  BUT  unfortunately I can’t, in all honestly, mark off hardly anything that was on my original list. Is the sofa slip-covered? Nope, although the cushions are finished. Is my bedroom painted? […]

The Wrong Way

The Wrong Way

Making cushion covers is really not complicated.  It should include, measuring, patterning, more measuring ,then sewing.  That is not at all how I do it. First I cut big shapes of fabric to cover my cushion, absolutely no measuring.   Then I pinch the fabric together and pin where I want the seams to go. […]

Covering my Nest

Covering my Nest

So, the slipcover is started!  Whoop!   I’m using a nice, soft 10 ounce denim I found at Hobby Lobby.  I’m hoping the denim will ‘neutralize’ the brightly striped monster sofa, and make it easier to change-up the look with pillows and throws.  It doesn’t hurt that a dark color will hide all the ‘love’ […]