i seem to go in spurts with my different hobbies. so the last week or so i have been sewing.
we have always lived in apartments and with the exception of auburn, not usually much more than a year. i gave up years ago on having a nicely decorated house. well for whatever reason i feel this need to make things for this apartment. i don’t know why.
mom gave me this bulletin board that she had for years. i’ve wanted to cover it for a while. so when i came across a great tutorial and then this gorgeous fabric collection, I just had to. the lighting is bad so the picture is blurry and since it’s covered with papers now it’s hard to see, but it’s still so fun.
then a year or so ago i got this cute little ottoman from someone on freecycle. the original fabric was horrid but i loved the shape. i had already ripped the ugly skirt off when i took this picture.
i reused some big pillow covers that were no longer in use to make a slipcover for it. Now I can just take it off and wash it if i need to.
There’s only one top stitch on the belt because I made it 3” wide and when I put it on it was just too wide. So the belt is folded in half. I need to fix that. I put a bigger button in the middle on top and covered it with the red fabric.
Then I made pillow covers, still using some of the old navy pillow covers for the back and reusing the zippers and piping from them as well.
I had to improvise a little because of the amount of fabric I bought. But I liked how they turned out with the stripes, more interesting than just solid blocks.
And finally, last night and this morning I worked on recovering an old desk chair I picked up from a thrift store a year or two ago. When I was looking to see if I could take it apart to recover it I found a label on the bottom dated 1951. It’s a great chair, so much better made then now-a-days.
try to ignore the popcorn crumbs on the floor. :)