A few close-ups to keep up my interest for the next phase of the French connection soft furnishings project. . . .
. . . . whilst awaiting squidgy package . . . . 😬
A minor achievement this week: 2 small pillows stuffed, sewn up and completed.
Ta-dah ! ! !
These are the fronts.
Love that hat, but ain’t too keen on the corset. But it’s red, so that’s okay.
A bit of searching round t’internet and I found this panel is actually part of an entire quilting series. Hmmm . . . . . 🤔
A bit more thinking about it, as we know we do with something we really want to enjoy to its’ fullest potential . . . . . 🤨
Taking a deep breath, ignoring my fierce promise-to-self not to buy any more fabric, I decided to acquire just a teeny bit more.
But only so’s the whole rest of the original purchase could be used and enjoyed to the full, instead of always regretting I hadn’t used x or y instead — y’know what I mean? 🙄
Next week a small squidgy package is due . . . . .
There’s more to come, Lovelies! 🤣 😆 🤣
(The above piccies are repeated here from a 2015 post that is referenced below.)
In the 2015 post I was mumbling on about swapping out winter clothing for spring, and showed some of the sweaters and fabrics involved in my musings. (See above.)
Below is a photo taken just now, showing how I combined the green corduroy and the upholstery fabric into two 20″ pillows.
I could have done one all-green fabric and one all-upholstery fabric, but chose to make them identical, so half-and-half they had to be. Now they match.
I generally show the green in summer and as they’re corduroy, have the nap going down so the shading matches. The upholstery pattern side I use in winter.
That reminds me… still have some of that green cord . . . 🤔
This week’s Sunday Sevens post has just the one reference, Natalie’s Sunday Sevens.
Anyone can take part, at any time, and you don’t have to have 7 photos, although today I do.
And I’m posting on Sunday.
May wonders never cease!
With weather going from normal (?) mid-60’s to 80, back to mid-60’s, then down 20 more degrees, am having the dickens of a time trying to figure out what to sew that might actually get worn.
So am giving up, and just concentrating on whatever.
From bats (pattern here) to pillows – anything goes.
Speaking of pillows, I recently
offload sent some patterns to LubbyGirl, and she sent me the tapestry fabric on the left as a surprise! It is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L heavy upholstery cotton and I can’t bear to cut into it. So a nice big, fat pillow it shall be. With tassels, rather than fringe, don’t cha think?
Link to LubbyGirl at REmissionary, who does remarkable things with fabric she repurposes! [Just happen to know she’ll sell her creations… ] 😉
click any photo to go to slide show
please ignore the under-sofa storage!
Or soft furnishings, if you want a posh term. I’ve been thinking about pillows lately, for myself and as gifts.
They can be in any mode from humorous to whimsical to vulgar to plebeian. They can be anywhere, from outer space to the car boot.
They can be tied, tailored, frilled, laced or latticed, and come in all sizes, from minute to gigantic.
You can sew them together, zip them, snap them, wrap them, lace them, or glue them.
Fabric can be found anywhere, from your old tee shirts/jeans to car boot sales to towels to fabric or craft stores.
Want something really unique & personal? You can print fav photos into fabric on your own or at copy shops (provide your own fabric) or check out spoonflower.com, etc.
You can even buy them.
PS: Bernina has some great examples over here….