Friday, September 21, 2012
For one, I finally got the design/pattern for my kitchen chair cushions whipped, but yeah, I haven't actually made the final cushions yet. Other things keep pushing in front of finishing these stinkety blinkety schminkety things. The one you see above is almost right. It's not completely sewn together in back because it's a bit too big anyway and I just slapped the stuffing in there so it's kind of flat.
The main reason for the delay was the usual: wrestling endlessly with colors and prints. I think I've finally settled on this timeless black/ivory ticking, accented with bright yellow buttons and piping. Still not sure about the ties. Makes sense for them to be yellow, but I keep thinking that it's too much yellow and should I just make them from ticking. More work. That's making the yellow look better. Also I keep thinking how awesome it would be to have six different fabric cushions that somehow go together without being too matchy matchy but still complement the kitchen curtains and hutch and don't end up looking like a big ol' busy mess. Easy, right? I have spent way too much time looking at fabrics, so basically I need to close my eyes and just SEW six that are identical for PETE'S EVER LOVIN' SAKE. I can't make myself do it though. (Bonking forehead against table). Welcome to my world.
Also, my international bestie's birthday is approaching fast (it's September the WHAT??), and I need to finish the handmade portion of her birthday stuff. Which I can't share until she receives it in Brazil. That will be a first. Wonder how much postage will be?
In addition I have several needle books living in my head and also some half started, and even went so far as to drag out some felt the other day, but had to put it aside as other things came up.
Also I'm making a special gift for a small someone I love and can't wait to get it finished! (bouncing in chair)
So despite the blog silences, I have been busy making. Just not sharing.
Oh, I ordered a Silhouette Cameo the other day. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! I can't wait to get my mitts on that thing. I have so many ideas for cut paper goodies. (Looking away and up in unfocused, dreamy fashion.) It should be here in a few days. Where in the world am I going to put that thing? I hope it is not huge. I have no surfaces left in my studio. Or plugs for that matter.