All I seem to do are home decor projects anymore...... We hated the valances in the living room and dining room, so we took those down. But we were left with the wooden frames and with family coming for Christmas it got to the point something had to be done.
So here is a sneak peek of what my current project plans are or other sewing related news.
I would like to hang this in my room during Christmas. I bought this panel at Hobby Lobby last year when I was visiting my Grandparents. I originally thought I wouldn't be able to get it done this Christmas. I didn't want to spend money on sewing projects but our new Joanns store was opening and I had a gift card! So I was able to get the batting, and I searched the stash for a suitable backing.
After the hearth cushion, we needed a few more couch pillows to fit our new decor style. So I got to make pillow covers! This time faux cow hide and faux suede, but much better for a throw pillow.
A day late and probably a dollar short, my post for this week is up. Anyway, last Saturday I finished a cushion for our hearth. Cowhide rug makes the top of the cushion and genuine suede the bottom.
If get the chance to go to a Commemorative Air Force Airshow, I would highly recommend it. I had a lot of fun going with my family. Seeing the planes in the air, (not many old planes do that!), and hearing from veterans was great.
I thought I would share some designs that I hope to use with those fabrics I got recently. I hope to be able to get working on a project soon. I also have a few home decor projects to work on too. Cowhide, suede, and leather lacing are on the supplies list.
When your best friend comes to visit, what do you do? You sight see of course. Our adventures took us to various locations near my new home.
One of our stops was at the Texas Civil War Museum. And how does this classify as a subject for a sewing blog you ask? The museum houses an exhibit of ladies fashion from the Civil War up to the beginning of the twentieth century. There are a few other fascinating textiles as well. (One friend kept texting me and asking questions about all the Civil War flags...... The Color Bearer.)
Help! I have a few design ideas floating around, and I am trying to decide what I should do.
I made mini mock-ups in doll size to get a better feel for how a design would work.
T-shirts are one of those articles of clothing that could be great or could be terrible. Nice and comfy and trendy, or boxy, frumpy, and a fashion disaster.
My parents bought me this T-shirt (knowing my love for Roy Rogers!) while down in Fort Worth, Texas on a trip this spring. My sister got the size small and I got the size medium...... because those were the only two left. Obviously, I didn't want to wear it looking like this.
I plead very guilty to the charge of fabric hoarding. Hopefully, these projects will actually get done in a reasonable amount of time.
Sarah loves to sew, learn more about sewing, and create items with a vintage flair. Her arch enemy is clipping curves, and she has a tolerable relationship with the seam ripper.
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