Saturday, June 4, 2011

projects for my home

Ok, I've been a little selfish lately. While I should be making new bags for my shop, I've been only sewing things for myself and for my home. But I can check items off my to-do list and that's always good!

Here are some Nine-Patch Doorstops made using Oh, Fransson!'s tutorial:

I made these because in the summertime we have problems with doors suddenly slamming shut due to the slightest breeze. The green one is for our green and white first floor guest bathroom, and the yellow and grey one is for our master bedroom. I haven't actually filled them with the beans yet, have to run to the grocery first. And I just realized while taking the photos that I forgot to quilt the yellow/grey one. Oh well!

A note about the tutorial - as always her tutes are super simple and easy to follow. She recommends to interface linen, I did not. I felt like it would have enough substance with the fusible fleece you add later. If you know how to install a zipper, do it your own way because I didn't realize how odd it was until I was already past the point of no return. But overall a great tutorial, I would love to put some of these in my shop!

Next project, two pillows! Also made using a tutorial from Oh, Fransson!. The large pillow is from her Chopped Vegetables tute (available for sale in her shop), and the small one is just made from leftover pieces. There are a TON. I wish I had known, I could still make another mini pillow or two with all the extras.

And here they are in their new home! I plan to fill this chair and a half with tons of quilted pillows.

As far as my sewing time, I haven't been completely selfish. I made a gift for a friend (a new style purse!) and a doll quilt for my niece, photos to come after the gifts are given. And I do have a few completed bags to go in the shop but all I have is a crappy camera. I would love to save up to get a new one! Any recommendations?

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