Sunday I was feeling pretty guilty for wasting the day on Saturday so I got up early and made this.
My latest shopping cart liner. I really need to save this to take to Farm Chicks. The last one I made, I ended up selling to Joy's friend Pam who used it as a bridal shower gift and filled it up with some neat things. I thought that was a very clever idea. Anyway, I have another one cut out for another friend of mine who asked me to make her one back in November or December. She is going to Farm Chicks to shop so I'm sure she will want it before then, so that will be my very next sewing project.
In the spirit of using my best stuff, I also made these on Sunday. I have been hording these barkcloth fabric pieces for awhile now with the idea that I would make myself some pillows someday. I just decided that now was the time. Three of the fabrics came from Isabel who is so generous. I kept them very simple with no trim or pompom fringe. The backs are all done in vintage ticking, envelope style, so they can be removed for washing. Ultimately these will go in my front room which is currently a mess and is my "staging area" with things to take to Monticello or things I am saving for farm chicks, display pieces, and things I just need to re-do with paint or fabric before I can sell them. Someday I will take a before picture. Just not today. I really want to re-do this room and this is my inspiration.I love the mixey matchy quality to this picture. Isabel has a day bed that I'm going to buy from her to replace the hideabed we currently have in there. I painted that room a warm carmeley color a few years ago, but it is just way too dark so I'm thinking of going with a creamy white or maybe even a light aqua. I am dying to get busy on the room, but the thing holding me back, is what do I do with all the stuff that is currently in there. There really isn't any place for it to go. So for now, I'm just dreaming. Maybe I'll sell a ton of stuff at Farm Chick and then I can get decorating in there.
I thought I would show you where the jewelry box I showed you in my last post ended up. Right on top of my dresser holding my collection of vintage bling. I love this! It is the perfect size to hold my rhinestone, handpainted roses, and a few enamel pins. As you can see, there is room for more on the bottom part. I guess I better go shopping. ha ha
Today I am taking my mom to her doctor's appointment and then we are going out for a yummy lunch. Kids are off from school tomorrow and Friday (again) for conferences. I can't believe that there is just a little over one month of school left. We are going to have a crazy busy summer. Farm Chicks, Maui trip, camping trips, more antique shows, etc. I can't wait!
Hope you all have a truly fabulous Wednesday!