Wednesday, May 29, 2013

It's Personal

We have lived in our current home for three years.
The entire time my room has sat undecorated.
I decided it was high time 
to get some personal sewing done!

I looooooove this bedding........

But it might have too much pattern for my small master bedroom.
Plus, it's sold out anyway.

So I'm busy at work making some 
pillow shams that have a similar vibe.

I'm using assorted Denise Schmidt fabrics, mostly from Jo Ann's.
For my quilty shams I used Alison's simple tutorial. 

I also dig these Euro shams but I need them in a calmer color.

aaaaaand I don't want to pay $210 for three of them.
Phew!  I'm glad I know how to sew.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Matilda Jane Quilt

Oh hello!
It's been a while.  
My little break was oh so nice but I'm ready to get back to work.  
I finished the Matilda Jane Quilt I was working on about a month ago.
I gave it to my friend Katie who took the most amazing pictures of it.
Now it's living with the lovely girl 
who once wore all of these clothes.
I'll let the pictures tell you more......

I'm telling you, if all of these clothes didn't
actually belong to someone else 
I would have refused to ever sell it!
I am so proud of how this quilt turned out.
It just about did me in though!
In fact, it is the entire reason that I had to take a beat.
Sewing from old clothes is no small task.
If you're interested in the process just let me know in the comments.
Maybe I'll have to do a post on that.

Thanks for stopping by!