3.29.2011

A Few Updates

After opening admitting I cannot sew in this post, I decided to get out the sewing machine and give it another shot.  I have been on the hunt for some pillows for our new sectional.  There is already a lot going on in there with the rug and curtains so I didn't want anything too crazy.  Having no success in the stores or on-line, I decided to take matters into my own hands.  I had the perfect fabric on hand already.  Most of it is going to be used for slipcovers for the dining room chairs.  I'm still waiting on the seamstress.  She's talented, inexpensive and slow (not talking about my mom).  That's okay, because I'm willing to wait for a job well done at a great price.  Back to the pillows.  I didn't want to use too much of the blue/green fabric because I want to make sure there is plenty for the slipcovers.  I popped into Hancock's last night and grabbed a yard of a contrasting fabric for the backs of the pillows (on clearance, of course).  Okay, I admit, sewing two pieces of fabric together isn't rocket science, but it still felt like quite an accomplishment for me.  Hopefully soon I'll graduate to adding piping and trim. Not there yet.

Sorry, that was a lot of rambling for a few pillows.  Here are two of the pillows I made.


Here is another one, but I can only take credit for the small one in the front.  My mom made the other two last year.


Again, I'm only responsible for blue one in the back.  


Here's the best part, they are reversible!  Depending on my mood, or what gets spilled on one side, I can mix them up as I please.


I also finally got around to adding to the gallery wall above the sectional.  It previously looked like this.


I added two more frames and moved a few around.


Eventually, I'll add to more to it and maybe take it up a little higher also.  


The room looks a little more finished now.  Of course, it will never really be finished.  I love how the  rooms in our house are always changing and evolving.  I get bored if a room stays the same for too long.  


That's our dog, Charlie, chilling on the back of the couch.  He's making his blog debut.

I am linking to:
The Inspired Room

6 comments:

  1. Pretty pillows, nice work. I know how you feel I am slowly learning how to sew, but pillows are always an accomplishment for me.

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  2. I know what you mean about not being able to sew. At least you can sew a straight line. I made two pillows for my living room last summer & was so proud of myself. Though, it did take me hours & hours to accomplish, lol. My mom-n-law, how was an excellent seamstress, would always say to me "practice makes perfect". I know she is sew, sew right. Your pillows look great & before you know it you will be adding trim.

    Roxanna

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  3. The pillows turned out great! Before you know it, you'll be able to do all of the "extras" you want to do... Just practice with scrap fabric!

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  4. Good job on the pillows! I just learned to sew enough to make pillows recently!

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  5. Just popping over from The Inspired Room. It is great to see your gallery wall. Mine is #10.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

    Gg - Notes on the Journey

    ps. I really love how our homes change, too.

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