August 25, 2011

Improving the Improved

So I survived the day.
I know you guys were worried :)

Although five classes with hardly a lunch break sure is hard on a person.
Especially sitting still after a summer of going, going, going.
I missed working in my garage...
But my classes will be interesting to say the least!

I thought I'd show you a quick revamp I did that I already shared on my facebook page.
Now remember what I always tell you,
I am SO not a seamstress.
This is, in fact, the first time I've brought the sewing machine out of hiding since we went to war.
Although this is a new-to-me sewing machine and I think it likes me a lot better than my last one :)

Remember my post forever ago about all my pillows I had made for our sad little couch in our back living room?
These pillows?

I still like my polka dot pillow (it was the very first one I attempted)
and I lurvve my stenciled burlap pillow- you'll be seeing some more of those soon :)
but I was never crazy about the crazy-on-your-eyes flourish white pillow.
It just...bothered me.

So me and my newish sewing machine forged a truce and whipped together this little cutie...

The back is just an envelope closure but I added a panel of my circle fabric from my awesome viking chair makeover.
Under that fabric is some pretty white ruffles that I salvaged from one of little man's great-grandpa's pillowcases.

I was quite proud of myself for sewing all that together- seriously, I gave the machine a smug look.
"I knew I could do there"

But we're friends, so it gets credit too :)

Now the little family is looking a little better...
the setup just needs a new couch is all.

I'll be giving a tutorial on my little H pillow soon- I seriously love that pillow and it's twin.
Yep...there's another one hiding somewhere.
Patience, grasshopper :)

overwhelming patterned pillow to lovely ruffled one...

Not bad for someone who doesn't sew, huh?
There might be more *gasp* sewing in my future.

But don't get too excited now.

But you CAN get excited about two things:

1- a fun furniture reveal tomorrow


2- an awesome giveaway starting Monday!!!

See, I told you I loved you guys :)

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  1. Wow, 5 classes in one day is a lot! My brain would be in overload! Love the 2nd makeover, much cleaner looking!

  2. Great job! I love the ruffles--and so does my daughter, who just walked by. Don't you just love that feeling of accomplishment?!


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