I cashed in some credit card points for an Amazon gift card. What a perfect excuse to purchase a few new (some used) books! Since my love of sewing has been renewed, I picked up several sewing books. I ordered several used books, and so they are slowly arriving at my doorstep from across the USA. Today’s arrival has me sew excited! (See what I did there.)
I can’t wait to try out some of these techniques. I would love to make a really large pillow with box corners. This would make a great bed for Tweed! I would love to use mitered corners on curtains (which are high on my to do list to complete my condo decor). Finally, I would like to make euro shams for my bed with flanged edges. Each of these is explained in this book. Can you tell I am super excited about this?!
I will report back when projects are complete! Man, I love Amazon and today, the used books option in particular.
My fingers have been busily working away on a sewing project for the past couple of weeks. You see, I made a trade with a friend. She painted my room and I made her couch pillow shams. 11 couch pillow shams to be exact. Sewing is really more of my realm of expertise than painting, or so I think. I can’t say I have actually painted a wall before, but I am definitely comfortable sewing. It was a great trade! Yes, I did say 11 pillow shams (it’s a big couch). I love the end result and so I had to share it.
The pattern combination that my friend chose was fun to sew and relatively easy to match up for the different pieces. I must say 11 is a lot of pillows.
This is my second sewing project of 2013. Back in January, I created a twin duvet cover for another friend. She put it in her son’s room. The funny cats make a great slightly punk rock room for her 4-year-old boy, which is exactly their style.
Getting back into sewing has really renewed my interest in and love of sewing. So, attention friends: I would like to offer my services (for a reasonable fee) to sew any fun household decor. Let me know what your ideas are in an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can go from there.
Next project a tunic and dress just for yours truly with 2 great fabrics from City Craft (I sang this store’s praises here). More on that later! I am sure it will be a process, after all there are set in sleeves.