Monday, November 14

Fabric in, Fabric out and Q&A

I forced myself to sew this weekend even though I wasn't in the mood. I felt compelled to use up some fabric since I made some recent purchases.

I have been thinking about replacing my old beatup Ikea ottoman covers for a while. Originally, I was going to do patchwork African prints, but the thought of a time consuming project that the children might will eventually destroy turned me off.

My basement color scheme is red & blue so I went with denim, which I already had in my stash. Some quick measuring and cutting and I was done in a flash.

On the left, the original sad, faded & stained cover. On the right, the sleek & new KEWL cover. :)
I told Jr to come over and take a picture, and he sat right on the new one, lol!
(Off Topic: any advice on getting him to STOP sucking his thumb??? His teeth are gonna cancel out his college fund, lmao!!)
Finished project + Yardage fron the stash = Happy Me!

Although this was a small & quick project, it really has made a big impact on the color scheme in the basement. I have some ideas to refresh my couch next.


Now to answer the last few questions from my comments section:

From Aminat: How do you do the photo board?

I generally use PowerPoint 2007(home) or 2010 (work), if I need to touch up the picture or remove the background I make the edits with Photoshop.

From Sheila: What will be made from the Sara fabric?

I purchased the wax print with my kitchen in mind. now that I have gottne it home I found another wax print I had is a better match. So it will end up in various projects - garment and home dec.

From Dei: Do you ever go to Sarah's fabric across the street?

I go to Sarah's every few months to collect a cut or three of the 6yard wax prints (thanks to a post you did a while back). When I can get in there alone, I'll be able to explore the rest of the bolts, that store is NOT safe for children, lol.

It's a good thing Starbucks is right on the corner, I get ADD overload in that place. I used to go to Vina Fabrics also across the street from Hancock's (other side) but I havent been there in a few years.


The Dumpy Duchess said...

great do it yourself project! the denim look is really nice! Great blog, I'm definitely following you! I hope you'll visit my blog and follow me too! :o)

Anonymous said...

No advice on the thumbsucking, only to say, I sucked mine until I started my teens, I think I was around 12 or 13 when I stopped...didn't offer the emotional comfort I needed anymore. My teeth never suffered, guess I was lucky! Neither did the teeth of my brother's who sucked two fingers, his index and third fingers at once. He still has the nicest teeth, no correction needed....and our little sister is a dental surgeon.

Sheila said...

My mom tried everything to keep my sister from sucking her finger, from hot sauce to band-aids... no success. My sister is in her 40s and still suck her finger, not in public, but around family. I will say her teeth were not affected by it.

Aminat said...

Dont' worry at all. I sucked till I was 15 and nothing happened to my teeth. The only thing is my left thumb is flatter than the right one...ahahahahah
Thanks for answering my question...