Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Vintage makeover

This laundry bag made from a vintage bedspread I'd got at a garage sale years ago. Despite the fact that it is threadbare, stained, and torn in places, I loved the print and used to use it on my bed at home. In fact, this fabric was the background for our original SewChic blog design...Today, part of that bedspread became a small-sized laundry bag for delicates...

I got the inspiration from Anna's bag at Pleasant View Schoolhouse. I love her blog.

I had fun sewing on two ruffly tulle flowers. I like how they add dimension to the front. The whole thing is so delicate; faded, worn and old ladyish...I love it!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Pink and Green Quilt

If the store would have had more of this fabric, I would have bought enough to make a quilt for my bed. As it happened, I was able to buy enough for this baby quilt which I made for a dear friend's baby girl. The baby's room is decorated in pink and green, and I knew I just had to make a quilt for her when I saw the fabric. I love the "shabby chic" style of the pink and green flowers, and like I said, I wish there had been more fabric so I could make a quilt for my bed. I did get enough extra to make a pillow or two which I will sew up one of these days.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Sweater Progress

The sweater is coming along nicely, but I'm getting worried that I'm going to run out of yarn. All that remains to be knit is the neckband and 2 front bands, but I have only a little yarn left. We shall see if I make it....

And just because this is such a funny picture, here's man, dude.

And a picture of the three sisters.... I love this picture!

happy day,