Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Sometimes it seems crazy, but I love to slipcover things. I have slipcovered my family room table because I thought it was ugly, I have slipcovered my couch twice, my bedroom headboard, and 3 chairs and some seats. My husband doesn't understand my obsession, but there is something wonderful in creating a new object and transforming it. My most recent slipcover is slipcover #2 on my bedroom couch. It was originally dark blue with cat scratchings from my mom and I have since slipcovered it twice. The first time was when I had a purple and tan bedroom and now it is red, harvest gold and olive green with lots of cream accents. My mother in law found a matlasse throw for $1 with some stains. I cut it up, added some fabric samples from the designer in my family plus remnants from JoAnn fabrics and voila! I recovered the throw pillow, too. I cut off a family heirloom pillow case that was ripped and made a topper for the pillow. Great reuse! H & I are still working on her Christmas quilt and my duvet, but I should finish the binding today before the end of the day. Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving. My etsy shop has free shipping on any items thru December 1.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I just finished this tote and love the colors! Anna Maria Horner has the best stuff. I love pulling colors out of her fabrics and combining. Holly & I are moving along with our quilts. You can see hers her with the photos. Christmas is so soon. I hope I will finish and same for her. I am doing a craft fair for the MOPS group at Calvary Church on Saturday. I am looking forward to seeing friends and hanging out. Lots to do to prepare for that, so that is all for now.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Welcome to my blog. Here is an update on my sewing projects. I am still hand quilting my duvet. I can't believe how much I am enjoying it! Holly is learning how to hand quilt in tandem with her Christmas quilt for her room. I will post photos of it. I am finishing up on projects for Christmas gifts- scarves, quilts, coasters, shirts. I am getting lots of sewing in despite my cold I am battling. http://sewfunbymonique.etsy.com/ is the link to my shop if you have any gifts you need to by, mention this blog and shipping is only one cent! Such a deal.