Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sewing Projects “Big and Small”

I have had such fun making animals and dolls that I had to MAKE myself go back to a project I started a couple of months ago.

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I made one pillow cover out of the fabric I got at the thrift store. It was the last project I did on my Bernina and it was ‘acting up’ while I was sewing.

Now I have a new Brother sewing machine and have been sewing up a storm.

So I finally made the second pillow cover.

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When I sat down in my recliner to load the photos on my computer, this was my view.

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They look nice, I think.

Lots of ‘smaller’ projects to share soon!

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(a glimpse)

Enjoy your day!Sun

46 comments:

Happy@Home said...

Oh yes, they look very nice. The pretty fabric just pops against your sofa.

Stacey said...

That fabric is so pretty with your red couch! We have a red couch upstairs. Still love it!

Stephanie said...

The look perfect with your sofa and the floral pillows really make everything "pop." :) So glad you are sewing up a storm again. My sewing machine has been acting wild and crazy for several months so I think I had better take it in to be serviced.

Have a lovely day, friend!

ann said...

The red poppies do POP. You always have such cool projects. I enjoy seeing what you make.

TheRustyThimble said...

Love that fabric they look perfect Diane
I have four machines down right now that need to go to the shop but two still functionable
have fun sewing
Brenda

Diane said...

Lovely! Nice fabric! Hmm... me thinks I see a kitty coming up.

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

Your pillows look beautiful and I love that red couch.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

The pillows look great, Diane. I'm glad you mentioned your new sewing machine....I've been thinking about buying a new one since I got my old one as a high school graduation present (that would be decades ago if you're wondering!) I'll have to check into Brother.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Lovely fabric and new header :)

Betty Sneeringer said...

Very pretty and I'm glad to see that I am not the only one who has a bright red sofa (and loveseat).

Betty

TexWisGirl said...

very beautiful!

Lorrie said...

You're spending lots of great time with your sewing machine lately. Love the fabric in those pillows.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

They look so cheerful, Diane. Glad you are having so much fun with your sewing machine. I need to pull mine out. xo Laura

Vee said...

Oh, yes, very pretty! They add a nice color and pattern. Oh that gift makes the perfect header! How darling is that?!!

Simply Shelley said...

Very pretty. That's one thing I can sew, pillow covers :) I love your Alice in Wonderland header. How fun. Thanks for leaving the link to the dollhouse blog. I'm going to love visiting there. Blessings

I do wish you would create a doll blog, that would be great!

Amy Jo said...

They look so pretty! I love making pillows as they are fairly quick and rewarding to make.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Very pretty - I like that pattern.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What great pillows for a great room.

Susie said...

Love that pretty fabric. My machine needs an overhaul too. I have been thinking of trading it in. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Kathy said...

They are lovely and it is always so gratifying to check something off the list.

Lynnie said...

Lovely Diane,

They look perfect on your red couch...love red, so cheery and happy color.
Hugs, Lynnie

Montanagirl said...

Looks really good - I like the flowered pillows with your red sofa! (This is my one-day-a-week posting and commenting). Hope you stick with me. I find I'm getting more done on other projects when I don't blog everyday.

Shug said...

Oh how I do like the new header on your blog....and, I do really like that red sofa!! What a great job you have done on the pillows and they just seem to "POP" there on the sofa. Good job!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love those pillows! I sometimes wish I'd bought a red sofa...love it!!
hugs,
Linda

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your pillows look great on the couch-perfect colors:@)

Inger said...

You are such an inspiration.

Julie Corbisiero said...

You are so lucky that you know how to sew! The pillows are gorgeous and you save so much money! They really jazz up the couch. Happy sewing with your new machine.
Julie

Donna said...

Pretty pillows! I need to get back to do some sewing in my studio room, now that Jim is doing better and doesn't need constant attention.

Carol Z said...

The pillows look great, but I am completely wild for your header. This is the first time I've seen it and I may have to do something for the magical kingdom of Buttercupland.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your pillows...they are so pretty!! I have some pillows on my sofa that look a lot like yours, but mine have a different kind of red flower on them. My big embroidery machine is a Brother....they are a good machine. My sewing machine is a Pfaff...and I love it too. I used to work at a sewing shop and Pfaff is what we sold back then, but now the shop sells several brands. Sometimes I miss working there. Loved teaching the classes.
Happy Sewing!!
~Cindy

Acorn to Oak said...

Your new pillow covers are pretty! I love making projects like that. So fun!

Red Rose Alley said...

You did a nice job on the pillows, Diane. I really like your red couch. I have always had neutral colors in my couches, but the next one is going to be floral or something with a bit of color. I can't wait.

I hope you are enjoying the Florida summer days.

love,
~Sheri

Red Rose Alley said...

by the way, your Header is so fantastic! It's whimsical and delightful, I just love it. :~)

Blackberry Lane said...

You are so creative. Love the pillows. Have a nice evening.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

The pillow are very pretty on your sofa! And I love the color of your sofa, too. Enjoy your new pillows and have fun with the sewing projects!

Trace4J said...

Morning
What a pretty print.
Looks great.
I love finding fabric at the thrift store.
I may need to go today.
Woolie hugs to you

Sam I Am...... said...

Those pillows look great on your sofa. I love the fabric with poppies. They look like they were made for that sofa...well, indeed they were! LOL!

Debbie said...

i love pillows, i don't think you can ever have enough!!!!

20 North Ora said...

That print looks great on your couch! Great job!

Judy

Anastasia Fedorova said...

Beautiful pillows! I like red flowers a lot! :) And I can see small part of the cat!!! ))) Looks great! I wanna see the whole kitty! :)

Crafy Lady said...

Goodness, I alway love your blogs and taking the adventure with you. I am Barbara from
onecraftylady08@aol.com if you ever need to see a blog of someone who doesn't know the in and outs yet.

Barbara in Florida

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

I LOVE a thrifty pillow! Pretty fabric and it looks so good on your sofa!

Cranberry Morning said...

I love the floral pillow covers, Diane! Have fun with your new sewing machine. :-)

Poppy said...

They're very pretty, Diane, love the fabric; they brighten up the deep red solid of the sofas, which btw, from what I can gather, is exactly the same colour as my sofas!
Great job! Happy weekend!

xo
Poppy

Noelle the dreamer said...

I almost missed those beautiful poppy covers! Love the material of course!

Linda Walker said...

wow Diane, your pillows look great on your sofa! Love that thrift store fabric!
LindaW