Thursday, February 14, 2013

There's a little bit of sewing going on...

So much has been going has been busy, bathroom renovations started today, spent twice weeks walking around in a black boot while the doctors were trying to decide if I had a fracture or not, and I've been sewing a wee bit.  Sewing has just been fleece socks as DH requested some.  It is a quick, easy project that says the I can finish something.  It does feel good to finish a project even if it is small.  I realized that I have misplaced a critical piece of the dress project.  It has yet to be found.  I'm really bummed because I really liked the fabric that I used. The bathrooms are both going to be a black/white theme.  This will be replacing the 60s pepto pink and turquoise/black.  The main bath will be a more muted with gray walls with the master being either a soft blue or green.  I have waited 9 long years and just not realized I forgot to take pictures before the demo start on the pink bathroom.  I think I have pics from when we moved in so maybe I'll still be able to do the before and after shots.  The bathroom with the muted gray walls will have a little bit of shot of color in the shower curtain and the rug.  I have decided to make a chenille rug for the bathroom.  Here's the color palette that I chose:

A little shot of red.  The cabinets in this bathroom will be white with a black top.  I hope I don't regret that dark top.  Replacing the top is fairly easy should I decide sometime in the future that I don't like it.  So far, I have cut the fabric to size.  My son assisted with layering the fabrics and I have started the tedious sewing of the diagonal lines every 1/2 inch and ordered a blade for cutting the fabric.  I hope it is finished by the time the main bath is finished.

A friend and I have decided to do a monthly sew-in and alternate between each other homes.  The first sew-in will be at her house and we are planning to make pot holders.  We will be attempting to learn the free-motion foot and binders.  My fingers are crossed that our pot holders get made.  We are using the freebie pattern at Oh Fransson!: Quilted Pot Holder and tutorial.

I finally finished the " Over-Dressed The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth L. Kline".  This is a very read for everyone.  (Sorry, can't figure the font change).

That's it for now.

Happy Sewing!