So here's what I've been sewing up this week in Florida since my return from the sewing retreat weekend:
Two new pillows for the third bedroom trundle bed arrangement, both from stash fabrics and pillow forms.
I've had that french handwriting leftover fabric (left pillow) for years. I made a Kwik Sew jeans jacket out of it and my own stamped Paris collage shrinky dink buttons on it. Now the final remnants of it are being used in this pillow and in my planned sewing machine and serger covers.
The 18" square pillow is a little more luxurious in person since it is silk dupioni with overstitched silk dupioni strips and beads. I purchased it nine years ago when I attended the Puyallup, Washington sewing expo. Peggy Sagers had it for sale for $4 a yard on the last Sunday afternoon and I bought the bolt with maybe five yards on it. I have yet to use it for a garment but now a 19" square became this pillow.
|Bead and pearls pulverized on the seam line|
|East to stitch over once the beads and pearls are gone|
On our lanai, I recovered pillow forms with some new Sunbrella fabric, replacing some lovely but faded home dec fabric that I sewn nine years ago. I didn't do piping as I had in the past but the fabric is nice and neutral enough, in my never humble opinion.
Even one of Sam's dogbeds got recovered in a tropical but darker fabric that doesn't show dogpark dirt as readily.
Ten years ago our first big purchase was this large entertainment center and even larger Sony honking TV set. It was a big dark hole in that niche and always kind of bothered me, especially as TVS became thinner and less obtrusive.
While doing one of my frequent long walks over the summer, I was trying to think of a way to make that space lighter and brighter. I came up with the idea of lopping off the top of the middle section of the entertainment center (thanks Pinterest for so many furniture remake ideas) and having a slab of granite cut for more of a credenza feel. When got back here the contractor who had done our master bathroom cabinets came and looked at it. I thought my idea was so original until he told me he's doing lots of versions of this for clients. Oh, well, I don't want credit for the idea, I'm just happy with the result. 32" TV from Costco and what a great change.
|Lighter, brighter, hooray|