Wednesday, September 29, 2010

More Pillows

I haven't had much time for quilting lately. I need short, easy projects that I can start and finish during nap time. Over the last few days I've made some skirts for my daughter. I think I'm addicted. I can make one in less than a half hour. I recovered a lampshade. I made these pillows: I needed some pillows for my living room couch. The fabric is by Sandi Henderson from her line
Meadowsweet. I love the fun, bold pattern. I made four. Two for my couch and two for my chairs in the same room. The orange pillows were bought at Ross for super cheap. I'll post the skirts and lampshade another day!

Friday, September 10, 2010


I saw a pillow very similar to this when I was shopping this weekend. I wanted to buy it, but it was $30. I'm too cheap to spend that much, so I made it myself. It's a fun way to add color to a room without spending very much money. I need to make another one for this room and then also a red one. I need to experiment with different shaped petals. I used the basic idea from this tutorial. The one I saw at the store was all felt like the one I made, but I also like the flower in different fabric than the pillow cover. It stands out with all felt in real life much better than it does in the pic.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I finally finished that hutch!

Remember this ugly orangish wood hutch? Well, I finally decided what to do with it. What I wanted was a sofa table, not a hutch. I got such a good deal on it that I originally planned on putting table part behind my sofa and figure out what to do with the shelves later. Well.... then it was too tall for behind the sofa. After months of debating back and forth about what to do or just sell it I decided on Saturday to paint it.
Here is the finished product. I restained the top and then painted the bottom an added a glaze. I think I'm going to like it. The top is now housing a fleet of Tonka trucks.
Now, I have some lamps that need refinishing. They are currently an ugly 70s brown. I had wanted to pain them teal, but I'm thinking that will be too much when placed on top of my "new" table. So do I do black or white? The fireplace in this room is white and I have a few picture frames that are black.