Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Throw Pillow Slip Covers and a Sampler In Progress

Having 5 kids, 3 little fur balls and a husband who refuses to take off his shoes in his own home, I try to decorate in an 'easy living' style. I love a 'beach cottage, french vintage, shabby chic, white on white' style, but it is just not practical for my family (maybe someday).

On a recent trip to the fabric store, my heart skipped a beat when I saw this lovely printed linen fabric. I could hardly contain myself and hurried home to sew this 'Throw Pillow' for our family room. After finishing this, I decided that my old throw pillows needed an update as well.

I was lucky to find some coordinating fabrics in my stash that day and made up some 'Throw Pillow Slip Covers'. I am really liking the light colors with the dark leather - it's a nice change. The other nice thing is that they come off easily for washing - a must have with my crew!

In case you were wondering, I am sampling some paint colors on my wall. I am still undecided, but I know that the old wallpaper has got to go. I have been avoiding painting this room, as it has very high cathedral ceilings and I am not looking forward to the ladder work.

This is a little peak of a sampler that I've been working on and I hope to have it completed soon.

Until next time ~ Suzanne. Print Friendly and PDF

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Molly Sampler and Time Pinkeep

I recently started doing something I haven't done in a long time - cross stitch. It makes a wonderful take-a-long project and I believe I will be doing many more in the future.

This is a little sampler I made for one of our bathrooms. I have to remount it and give it a better pressing (it really doesn't look that wrinkled in person). The pattern is called 'Molly' and the designer is 'Linda Gillon' from 'Primitive Things'. She has plenty of other samplers that I have added to my very long 'to do' list.

I couldn't resist making this sweet pinkeep. The pattern is called 'Time' and is a free design from 'Betty Dekat aka Primitive Betty's'.

Be sure to visit her blog and check out her 'Freebie Patterns' and the other prim perfect patterns that she has for sale.

Until next time ~ Suzanne Print Friendly and PDF
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