I've been inspired the last couple of weeks to pull out my sewing machine again. We've either been sick or it's been raining, so most evenings after we've gotten the kids into bed, I've had some free time on my hands. And to tell you the truth, I think that sewing is one of my favorite hobbies. When I create something that adds beauty to our home, I get the best feeling. I told Dave the other night that it's probably similar to hitting a home run in softball, but he just looked at me like I was totally insane.
"As long as it makes you happy," he replied, barely looking up from his major league baseball game on tv. We are sooooooo different, he and I. And I'm pretty sure I will always be somewhat of a mystery to him. :)
Almost a month ago now, I spotted a white wicker chair at a garage sale in our neighborhood. The lady was asking $15 for it, and I offered her $11. She took it, and I was thrilled! It's in great shape, and I was wanting more seating in the living room. And I knew just what color to paint it. Is there any other color?, you ask...of course not!
Black, it is.
It came with a cushion that was in great shape, but with a slightly early 90's look. I gave it a cleaning in the washing machine, and then my mom covered it in this heavy, textured fabric I found. Didn't she do an awesome job?!
I made a lumbar pillow to go on it. So, help me out...which side do you prefer? The silk or the floral? I can't decide.
I also made some throw pillows for the couches to match. The front pillow pictured is from Hobby Lobby, but you can see the silk one behind it.
And a floral one.
It was my first time to use tassles, but after a tutorial from my ever-so-talented sister Ruth, I think I got it!
This is currently where all the creating takes place, my dining room table.
But my next project--after I finish 2 more silk pillows for the couch--will be painting a desk that I found at the Goodwill so that I have an actual place to sew.