Also, I am so relieved...we replaced some equipment, and the computer problems that have plagued us since November seem to finally be solved. Hurray, and thank goodness! If I haven't been by to visit in awhile I promise to come by soon. Some sites just would not load, and we were having all sorts of difficulties that should be behind us now. I will keep my fingers crossed!
With some of my away-from-the-computer time I have managed to get a few things on my list done! Some of you have already seen the chair with it's new drop cloth slipcover (if not, go here to view). Before I started that I sewed up some faux "Anthropologie style" pillows for my girls as Valentine's gifts. They were fun to make, and I used materials I already had, so they didn't cost me a thing. They were made with scraps and lots of love!
I used remnant material from the bedding I made for daughter number one.
Her room has lavender toile and mattress ticking fabrics
for the bedding and a draped bed canopy.
She's my romantic, Jane Austen-loving daughter.
I thought rosettes would be just the thing for her pillow.
I cut strips of fabric and gathered them by hand in the center.
A quick zig-zag stitch around the edge helped stop the unraveling you see up there!
I made some rosettes out of leftover t-shirt fabric, too.
Then I added buttons from the button box for a fun detail.
I just happened to have pillow forms stashed away in the mess in my sewing area.
I can't believe I found them in there.
That is one area that really needs my attention,
but since it's downstairs and behind a closed door,
it gets a lot messier that the rest of the house.
I plan on redoing the space and really improving it
one of these days.
Now I'm just happy when I get it vacuumed!
The polka-dot fabric is from 13 year old Miss M's room.
She's into everything 60's inspired, and loves the Beatles.
I thought a peace symbol would be perfect for her,
and used swirly purple fabric on the back.
This represents our favorite quote
by Richard Starky (aka Ringo Starr):
"Love and Peace, Peace and Love"
It's a perfect sentiment for today.
I wish it for us, and for all of you, too!
Thank you for stopping by today. Come back soon!
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You can post about anything that makes you happy and makes your heart sing!
Until next time,
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Make it for Monday at Cottage Instincts
Thanks so much ladies!