I fell in love with a blue and green five Suzanni print fabric six years ago. I tracked it down and bought it. It sat in my office/sewing room for five years. Three weeks ago, it finally became cushions. I don’t know why I was so scared to tackle this particular piece but I’m so glad I did.
While trolling Home Sense in Abbotsford in mid June, I found the blue and white striped cushion on super clearance. Thankfully, my hunch that they would work together was right. I still have a chair to recover and a few more cushions to sew but life is slowly being breathed back into our living room following the renovation! It’s amazing how much personality fabric brings, and how certain fabric patterns make me happy. Is there fabric that makes you happy?
Because I’m up to my eyeballs in three simultaneous work projects, I’m craving the opportunity to do some creative things at home. That probably won’t happen until July… in the meantime, I’ll just dream about turning the extra meter of blue chevron fabric in my sewing stash into this.
Last weekend, while on the mainland, we met our new niece. The day before we left, I decided she needed some additions to her wardrobe with custom embellishment. With a bit of ribbon and a few butterflies, here’s what I cam up with. I love my nephews dearly but it turns out that sewing “in the pink” is great fun.
Jeff and I are excitedly anticipating the birth of our new niece any day. Last week, I was searching for some small sewing project ideas for her and happened on this fabric playhouse:
It’s made to fit over a dining room table like a giant table cloth. The front door flaps open and all the fruit and vegetables are attached with velcro so they can be “harvested”. I think this is the most adorable playhouse I’ve ever seen. Now back to my search for that small sewing project…
I love textiles. I love art. And I think I like this way to combine the two.