I've posted my sewing adventures on this blog from time to time and am always very tickled when folks notice and/or comment, likewise for my crazy cooking commentary. My peeps have encouraged me to develop a separate sewing blog...or to write a cookbook. I've thought about it...but... Blogging takes considerable time and effort. I can't tell you the number of blogs I've followed that rapidly disappear. Nothing. Finis. No more...anything. And...who knows? That may happen here as well. But, for now....here's the deal. I know, by a huge percentage, that folks check in to learn the latest on melanoma and its treatments. That's great and that will continue. However, those folks are probably not interested in cooking an octopus or black silkie chicken....and I understand that. By the same token, those who are interested in cooking and sewing may not be so interested in the latest research on melanoma. SO....welcome to the new installments:
Sew Chaotically! And..... From Someone Else's Kitchen....
When you see these headings....take 'em....leave 'em...enjoy them as you will. Here goes:
Sew Chaotically! - Home decor!
I had a great time making some things for Roo's new place. The work was mine....but the inspiration and design were all hers. It was fun. Here's what we did:
|Well loved fabric, previously used as pillow covers, got a new lease on life as a window covering!|
|Got a cloth napkin you like?|
|A few nips and tucks with ribbon ties attached and you have a cute chair cover!|
|Or a new pillow cover....|
|...with bright colored remnants for the back.|
|Prior inhabitants leave old, dull, floor length panel drapes behind? Bleach them out. Chop them down to size. Hem to fit. Attach colored buttons that match your aesthetic and add interest.|
|Use the bottom of the curtains you chopped off to recover old pillows. Top them with a crocheted front....|
|...if the cozy, country look suits you.|
|Got fabric scraps? Make a "quilt"! No, it's not really quilted. Rather, it's pieced and backed with an old, but thick, fleece blanket all covered by an old sheet.|
|...was used in the curtains made for the room.|