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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Pillows

I am obsessed with flowery things. I don't know how long I have been planning to make these pillows... but this weekend I finally did it!



I followed that tutorial exactly.

I used plain brown pillows that were 50% off at Hancock Fabrics. Making the actual pillow case part of this whole project was the hardest for me, but the second one turned out much better all around I think. So hopefully if I try to cover pillows again it will be much easier. They really were pretty easy though, and for someone who is actually good at sewing they would take like 5 minutes probably. They took me probably 35 minutes per pillow I'd say... Except for me breaking my sewing machine needle and having to go buy a new one in the middle of the second pillow... and then my machine kept jamming.

So the second one took me FOR-EV-ER.

And the first pillow's case is a little looser than the second one. It is really driving me crazy actually, so I might have to take it in a little bit. We'll see. I suppose it's probably that the second pillow case is too tight actually. It is not supposed to be that tight I don't think. But whatever.

I have enough fabric and felt to make 2 more pillows with a different fabric, and I planned on doing that... but now I have no idea where I would put them. I don't think I will make them this weekend like I was going to, but I'm sure I'll end up doing them some day. They are too awesome for me not to make more.

This is the other felt and fabric I have.

I think it would be ridiculously cute... We'll see though. Maybe I can come up with something else to use it for.

Gah. I love them! It's not very often I love things that I make, but I love these.

I always forget how much I like to sew. And then when I make something that I really like I just want to keep going and make more things.

I'll have to make an effort to sew more. I'm going to make a list of things I want to do this summer, and that is definitely going to be on it.

Oh, and I couldn't decide whether or not I should post the pictures of my sister's painting... I am pretty positive she has never seen this blog, but if she happened to find it I didn't want her to see the painting. But I also wasn't going to tell her she had a painting coming, so if she does read this then I've ruined that surprise.

So I'm just going to post it... I am not crazy about it though. At all really.

So, Brooke, if you see this... you can decide now whether you hate it or not. Just puh-lease pretend you like it when you talk to me about it.



I guess the pictures are kinda small, but... you get the idea. This painting was a HUGE pain in my butt. I don't like painting on canvas that isn't stretched and on boards. Plus it is really big, and I had to paint it on our living room floor. I don't know how big it is exactly. 4ish feet by 3ish feet I'd say. I don't feel like getting up to measure it.

So she better like it! It will be on it's way to Korea sometime this week. I'm not sure if it will make it there in time for her birthday, but I hope it does.



I need to start working on my list of fun summer activities. Any ideas???

Monday, June 21, 2010

Painting.

I'm painting a picture for my sister(not you Kristin)... I was supposed to do this for her birthday last year, and her birthday is currently 22 days away. Woops.

Anyways, I am not going to post a picture of it yet because I'm not very happy with it at the moment. And I am probably not going to be very happy with it when it's finished either, so you may or may not get to see it.

Really I just wanted to show off my sa-weeeeet bike basket.

Check it out.






















I rode it with the basket on for the first time today and I totally felt like a huge nerd, but also pretty awesome. I like it. And if I ever do decide I'm too embarrassed to ride around with it, it has a quick release latch! Woo!

I'm also impatiently awaiting my free Glidden paint... and "Michael's" free paint as well... which is really for me.

Here is the little box that I'm going to paint, but have NO clue what to use it for... Hmm.
























I hope I come up with an idea soon. I can't even remember what colors of paint I ordered. D'oh.

And hopefully this ridiculous painting I'm working on comes along so I don't have to make another one... I don't even want to think about that.

Later dudes.