Thursday, May 21, 2009

my first (nice) creation

stop the presses... i actually created something. on my sewing machine. yup, sewed it all MYSELF!! can you believe it? i hardly can. my wonderful mother in law helped me along the way, guiding me through, but the actual sewing of the finished product was all done by me. even these little guys.
(man, sewing button holes are a bugger! especially when you make them just a teensy weensy bit too small and you have to literally jam the button through the hole to make it fit through). who'd have thought throw pillows would take all day (well for an amateur sewer like myself, they do, that's with kid interruptions, lunch, etc). but, i had to zig zag all the ends (so the fabric wouldn't fray), had to add some extra material on the inside to make the pillow bigger (it was the very last bit of the fabric and i wanted it to last), had to put on interfacing, sew the button holes, sew the pillow together, stitch the buttons on by hand. phew! it was work but it was super fun! i loved it! i can't wait to do a whole bunch of sewing projects this summer. next one, skirts for the girls. you'd better believe i'll have pics up afterward. just wait. it's sweet amy butler fabric! :)

anyhow, i am pleased with the results of the throw pillows. what do you think? isn't the fabric adorable? and the buttons too? sweet little things. now i need to punch up my walls. they're still brown and blah. next project... stencil or free hand swirl painting on the wall? we'll see.


A Little Of A Lot said...

What A.B fabric are you using for the girls skirts ?

stephanie joy said...

i can't find the fabric online. shoot! but i'll be finishing the skirts this week sometime so i'll post a pic when i'm done. :)