Saturday, October 25, 2014

~Two Wedding Gifts

A couple of my midwifery friends got married this year and I finally finished their wedding gifts! Everything is 100% cotton and easy to wash. I hope they find it all to be useful in their new homes!

I used Paisley Pincushion's Reversible Scalloped Apron Pattern to make the two aprons. For the knitted cotton dischloths, I used the free Grandmother's Favorite pattern and the napkins are simply 14"x 14" squares hemmed on each side. I was able to use up some fabrics and yarns from my stash and I was able to sew a seam here or knit a row there throughout busy days. Eventually, everything was completed. Win win! 

What have you all been making lately?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

~Pink to Burgundy Chair Slipcover and Make-Over

Thanks to my Grammie's help, I was able to recover my mother's pink chair that she has had for about 30 years! It really needed a make-over! The fabric used is upholstery fabric from Joann's. 

While it may look like it is re-upholstered, it is actually a slipcover that can be taken off and washed because of the hidden zipper in one of the back seams of the chair. Below are some pictures of our progress working on the chair. Making fitted slip covers takes some time because a pattern has to be draped and made for each individual project/piece of furniture. It took about two days but was very worth it! My mother loves it! Thanks for your help, Grammie!!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

~Christmas Coasters!

Normally, I am quite the procrastinator but I have some big life changes occurring come January. No room for holiday over flow this year! I am trying to get started on things early (it's almost November...maybe this isn't actually all that early.) and work a little bit each day. I've had some progress so far! These are for gifts and a dear friend asked me to sew several sets of coasters for her own family and friends. I happily obliged! 

Each set has 6 coasters. I used Christmas themed quilter's cotton and I followed the instructions over at a Heartmade Life. I am actually a little bit sad that they are finished because they were so fun and relaxing to make! I love projects that can be done assembly style and take little thought. I get to check things off my to do list while not stressing. That is always nice.... ;)

What are you hoping to make for Christmas this year? Blessings!