Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Summer Projects

These past couple of weeks I have been working on a couple projects some turned out pretty good and of course I hit my bumps in the road. 
The first was a quilt I started working on last summer, now this was before I had a sewing machine so I started it by hand and it wasn't turning out to good. I have never made a quilt by hand so I wasn't expecting it to be amazing but I was becoming frustrated and a little disappointed with it. And well I'm not the type of person to give up so easy I do try to find an alternative solution if something doesn't work out. So I thought well now that I have a sewing machine why not turn it into a sewing machine cover, so that's what I did. I was not going to let all that hard work go to waste!

My second project I made sure was a little easy, I guess you can say I needed to re-boost my self-esteem a little. I made pillows for our bed. I felt pretty good about this one because the fabric cost me $4.19 and I already had the stuffing so for 2 new decorative pillows I didn't have to pay $10-20 each and I always find great joy and satisfaction in knowing I saved myself some bucks!

Lastly, this project hmmm...... well let's just say it was fun and great practice! 
I made an apron but I wanted to use some of the pieces of fabric my aunt sent me and went for this tie-dye kinda theme and I just wasn't pleased with the outcome. Can't really say what, I just think it lacks something. So anyways I'm sure I'll use it and make more but that's what I have been up to. Summer is almost over so I'm finishing these projects and will probably start new ones. Fall is on its way I can't wait its one of my favorite seasons!


  1. I love your summer projects. I love making quilts. It's been a couple of years since I made one, but it is a lot of fun. Time consuming and hard work for sure though. I'm excited for fall as well, maybe it will cool off a little and I love the colors of fall.

  2. I am so impressed! Those pillows are adorable and I love that tie-dye apron! You should be making your Christmas presents!

  3. Erin I sure hope it cools off and we can use our fireplace more!!! Connie as you can see I'm enjoying my vacation getting things to done lol, I'm now taking requests for things to be made lol jk

  4. Look at you little suzy homemaker!! :-) Gosh Liv reading your blog & seeing your pictures always makes me miss you that much more!
    I have to say you are simply amazing in every way!!!
    I love you!!
    Yeah fall is my favorite too & I can't wait for it to get here! Ahhh!
    And by the way I think that you need to make me some pillows for my new bed too, lol


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