Wednesday, April 28, 2010

What's black & white & red all over?

This room that I just finished making a few things for! I posted about it here. I will tell you right now that I did not make any of the bedding, but I could have. This first picture is so you get an idea of the whole room.

My friend Jana wanted several things made to help make the room more finished and pull in the bathroom that is attached. First I made the window valence.
Then I made the seat cushion out of an extra duvet cover that she had. The cushion is completely lined and finished on the inside and it has a zipper so you can remove and wash it if needed. I also made the piping that is on it.
Then I made a valence for above the shower curtain. It is the same style as the one for the window, but with piping added.
To finish, and tie in the bathroom with the bedroom I made this wall hanging. It is hanging on a curved wall. It has a piece of boning in the top so that it will curve with the wall.
I cut the flowers out of what was left of the duvet cover and appliqued them on to a red fabric that I got to match the red of the bedspreads. Jana just let me be creative with it. I love how it turned out.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Double sided Ruffle curtains

The other day while talking to a client I realized that I had never put up the pictures of these curtains that I made a few years ago before I started this blog. They are double sided with ruffles all the way around.
She wanted them for her play room so her kids could have a "stage."
Here is the top. There is a hidden sleeve for the rod to go threw.
Here you can get the whole effect.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

My favorites

Babies and Blue Bonnets are some of my favorite things.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

I've been busy

I can't believe it's been a month and a half since I last posted. Time flies when your busy with life. Aside from taking care of my three boys I have found some time to get some sewing done, I have actually been sewing fairly consistently two to three days a week for a few hours.

I wish I had more pictures to show you all the things I've been sewing but you will have to just wait or live without.

These first few pictures are of a wall hanging that I made to complement some other pieces that I have been making for a client. This wall hanging is the last piece to complete a guest room and bathroom.
I cut out the flowers from a different fabric, laid them out and sewed them on to the back round.
The check is like the picture frame. I love how this is turning out. The picture below is sideways (sorry). I'm considering putting a bird in the corner that doesn't have any flowers in it. What do you think?

My friend was having a girls night PJ party a few weeks ago so I decided to make myself some new pajamas. I picked up the fabric at Joanne's. It's knit fabric, the cream is rib knit.
I haven't worked with knits a whole lot, but they are in hot competition to become one of my favorite fabrics to work with. I know pajama pants are so easy, a little trickier with a knit but still easy. I wanted to make it a bit more of a challenge so I decided to make a shirt too.
I think they turned out great! I didn't have any puckering or stretching as I sewed and I haven't had any popped seams since I've been wearing them either. Oh and they are SOOO comfy!

What kinds of things have you been making lately?