Monday, February 20, 2012
I made my cushion a little smaller than the orignal pattern and opted not to do any top stitching. Overall I am quite happy with the way it turned out. If I were to make it again I would possibly make it a little larger and add a little more stuffing.
I anticipate that I will make many more projects with inspiration from craftgawker.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Me and PD under our chuppah on our wedding day
A few weekends ago, after picking up some 100% cotton quilt batting on sale at Fabricland, I finally finished our chuppah quilt! My forearms were a little sore from wrestling the 6 foot x 6 foot quilt through my sewing machine. It was certainly worth it though.
The quilt now has a home on our couch with our pillows and our friend Earl the Owl.
It is a nice lightweight blanket that we will enjoy for many years to come. It also makes a great napping blanket, as PD demonstrates for us.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Cutting out the fabric - my basket is more wide than the original pattern.
PD's work station before
PD's work station after! A nice tidy space.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
A pile of fabric to sew.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
After our honeymoon in Banff, we took a trip to Ikea to stock up on housewares and buy a dinning room table. I was also planning on getting some table linens but wasn't thrilled with the selection. So I sewed a improvised patchwork table runner for our table using some scraps from my stash.
I also covered the dinning room cushions with a nice bold geometric cotton.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
I spent many hours sorting craft supplies and hulling irrelevant and outdated materials, and sorting buttons. Lots and lots of buttons.
There is lots of organized storage!
And lots of sunlight!
Lots of room to work
Lots of room for sewing!
And lots of new fabric to work with.
I better get to work!