June 27, 2010




I loved, so much, what new pillows did for my living room

it inspired me to sew for my bedroom.



I changed Fall/Winter 2009


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into

Spring/Summer 2010



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I must have purchased 30 down pillows over the years;

I never have to buy another pillow as long as I live,

just keep recovering the same old ones.



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It is amazing

what a few dollars, Hancock Fabrics, and a sewing machine

can do for a room


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I sewed these four days ago;

every time I walk into my room I am surprised all over again

. . . .
and it brightens my day
.


I seriously think the best class I ever took

was 7th grade Homemaking:

a semester of cooking + a semester of sewing =

a lifetime of happy




13 comments:

Cheryl Joy said...

They are beautiful!!!
I need to learn how to make pillows!

:)

Jennifer Gibbs Kambourian said...

I love the colors and how you accented it with the beautiful floral--you are giving me ideas!

Brittany said...

I love it! I love anything that surprises you (for the better) each time you encounter it. Looks like your home ec class also taught you some helpful arithmetic.

Marci said...

I wish my sewing classes when I was young stuck with me like that! I love the new colors, it makes a huge difference!

michele cabiness said...

I saw a striped fabric like yours a few months ago at Walmart on clearance but I had so many projects going on at the time that I couldn't justify buying it. I am kicking myself now, I want to use it in my bedroom and they have stopped carrying fabric at our Walmart.

Your bedroom looks great. I would be pleasantly suprised each time I walked by too!

Diane said...

Michele, I got all of the other fabrics at Hancock, but the stripe was from Walmart. I think Chrissy and I are the only ones who buy that stripe (she made pillows too), it has been there for a couple of months at least. There was still some left, do you want me to get it for you....I think it was about $6./ yard.

Our Walmart considered taking out the fabric department and I was so sad, then they said it is doing well, so they decided to keep it. Yay!

Lynnie said...

Love it Diane!

michele cabiness said...

Yay! Do you remember how wide the fabric was?

Diane said...

It is at least 48-50" wide, judging by what I made and what I have left over.

michele cabiness said...

That would be great if it isn't an inconvenience! I basically want to do the same thing you two did with it. Two and a half yards? maybe three?

Thanks! I'm so excited!

Diane said...

Okay Miss Michele, I have good news and bad news:

bad news: it was $8.99 / yard, not $6.99

good news: they had exactly 3 yards left and I got them for you.

I am happy to mail it to you, if you will give me your address. or, if by any chance it is more than you wanted to spend, I can take it back. no prob. I go to Walmart twice a week. :)

Stefanie said...

Beautiful! Love them! You're so creative!

michele cabiness said...

Yay! When I saw it at my Walmart it was $2 a yard on clearance:( Should have gone with my instincts. Oh well.

We are leaving on a week long camping trip tomorrow so I won't be able to get a check out to you until we get back. Do you mind holding on to it until then?

Or you could send it and then let me know what shipping was (cheap and slow is fine by me!)and I'll just send one check for both.

Thanks so much! I'll email my address.

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