Friday, June 24, 2011

Done with the great outdoors...




So I finished the outdoor project I'd been working on. I got it done just in time for Father's Day which was my goal (and my gift to my husband). I completed the umbrella, two high-back chair cushions, four floral seat cushions, and one accent pillow.

And now, after completing a major cleaning project (the basement), I'm ready to start sewing again. I'm not sure what to do next, but I think I may start on an apron I've been wanting to make before I make another outfit. We'll see...

Saturday, June 4, 2011

A different kind of sewing...




For the past month or so, I've been working on a different type of project. In between the dress sewing, etc. I've been making a patio umbrella. Never thought I'd be doing something like this, but my husband asked if I could make something to cover the "naked" umbrella he bought at the thrift store. So, I figured I'd give it a shot. We ordered fabric from fabric.com, made a muslin, and here is the result. It turned out pretty well. I don't think I'd want to make another one, although it would be easier the second time around. Now, I have to complete some chair cushions and I'll be done with the outdoor projects!