stumped

So I got these lovely fabrics the other day, but I’m not quite sure what to do with them! The chevron and the polka dot are from the Michael Miller “Glitz” collection, and the birds are by Violet Craft from their “Brambleberry” collection.  I originally purchased them thinking they would coordinate well together as little cosmetics bags, but now I think I should try something new.

Perhaps one of my cats have a great idea for me?

Or maybe my fellow sewing enthusiasts might care to share an idea? 🙂

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I made pillows!

 

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Oh wow, it’s been a couple weeks since my last post.  I must have completely forgotten about blogging, what with the beginning of a new quarter (and the beginning of my last year at university, woohoo!).

I finally got around to making new pillow covers.   I know, they don’t match my couch very well, but that’s okay!  They’re a lot better than the covers I hate before, which were very… ugly.  (I didn’t pick them out, I swear!)  One was sewn with an envelope enclosure and the other with a hidden zipper.  You know, just to get my practice in with both styles. 🙂  While both are easy, I much prefer invisible zippers with pillows because you don’t have to see the mismatch of the fabric’s pattern when you fold it over for the envelope enclosure!

Funny how after taking this photo, I felt like I completely need to make over my living space!  My tastes have changed a lot since I bought these things… like… that sofa. 😐

I gave up trying to get a close up shot after my cat kept photo bombing.  She loves getting her photo taken, I suppose!

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I also created a new ironing board cover.  I scored this small ironing board at the thrift store a while ago, but the existing cover, while not bad and not too stained, was just not “me.”  Hence the colorful, stripe-y pattern!

Funny story:  I was biking home with ironing board hooked onto my shoulder, and I stopped at an intersection.  A lady in a car stared at me, despite obvious car troubles with her engine coughing and hacking away.  I just thought that was ironic because she was having car troubles but she was more concerned with me and my ironing board!  Hah!  Okay, not that funny, but a story, nonetheless!  I got loads of stares as I biked across town home, though.  Didn’t bother me!

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I also went to Goodwill for the first time in my life, and look what I found?  This sheep cup thing. IT’S SO ADORABLE. AND TINY.  I don’t know what I’m going to do with it – maybe put in a succulent?  For now, I’m storing handmade gift tags.

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