Thursday, April 07, 2011

Distracted

I can't stop playing with this app on my phone.  Even the world's worst photographer can take cool pictures with Instagram.  I had fun with my phone while sewing yesterday.  Remember the cheap sheet set that I hacked for Emerson's room?  Well I've left the pillow case and the original fitted sheet intact, but managed to make the crib sheet (see here) and now a couple of throw pillows (my specialty) out of the flat sheet.  With a bit of maneuvering I think I could probably make one more thing out of the leftover fabric... I just can't let it go to waste!


I made the covers to fit the Ikea inserts... my favorites.  But I made the covers fit a bit snugger than the pre-made covers you pick up from Ikea... I don't like mine to be baggy... I like a tight fit!   I also decided to do two new things this time around.  First up, instead of putting in zippers I made envelope pillow covers.  Way easy... especially since I was able to use the edges of the sheets that were already pre-hemmed.


And since this material is pretty lightweight and has the tendency to fray easily I decided to try out the serge stitch option on my new sewing machine.  It worked like a dream...



Eme received her first sewing lesson...


The pillow in her chair looks so fresh and pretty for spring.


I'm getting tempted to put those pillows in my room for a while...

8 comments:

Carol said...

Great job! Very cheery pillow!

Amy said...

I REALLY like that fabric. It reminds me of Sarah Richards. You should come redo my house for me.

Bonnie said...

I was just going to say... I think that pillow would look awesome on your newly upholstered chair or in your room for a punch of color. They look gorgeous!

Trev and Rebekah said...

Just read your post on the glass. So glad that surgery is done and I almost had tears in my eyes. What a gift to finally be happy with you for the way you are. It's amazing how much God has brought you all through and how He gets glory for it. He's never left you along the way and He will continue to use you in the future. I admire your attitude.

Anonymous said...

I don't recall giving any of my girls sewing lessons that early, you are amazing me over and over as to all the items you are making. Sooo proud, Love Mom

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Gorgeous! x

the Dees fam said...

Great pillow!! And, the photo of Emerson sitting up is just SO adorable. I wish I could give those cheekies a squeeze! She is precious!

grahamandkristy said...

You continue to inspire. I sit here and say "brilliant" under my breath as I analyze your pillow cover. Also, your serger hem - new "Janome" in your midst??