I took a sewing class last weekend. It was wonderful! It was only a couple hour beginner class but we made a satchel! And this week, I made my Lola a pillow before I forgot everything I learned. It is far from perfect. I was working with really crappy scissors and I had trouble doing an even cut of the fabric. Truthfully that was the hardest part for me. How do people make sure their cuts are straight?
I was going to attempt to do a zipper using this method but my zipper was too big so I did cute little ties using a contrasting fabric. I feel like the tie look can be a bit dated, but I love how it turned out despite its imperfections! The fabric I used is amazing frankly. I got it at an estate sale and someone had turned it into a tablecloth so it's a pretty big piece I've got to work with. I've been collecting all this fabric for as long as I've been in business in hopes that I could one day make my own stuff. I outsourced my pillows (that I've only managed to sell a couple of-boo!) until now. Eventually I'd like to make my own to sell but for now I'll just be experimenting on home stuff. In case you were wondering, I decided to keep the awesome plaid ones (that I can't believe no one bought!) for myself. Anyway, I suppose it goes without saying that it makes a lot more sense to do it myself. And I have a mental list of all the things I can do at home now: curtains for my son's door, alter my boot-cut jeans that I've been wearing around like a fool for years now and fixing the curtains I had made (they're just a bit bunchy for me).
The air conditioning is all done. We were a bit sad to realize that they didn't patch up all the holes they made. We obviously were not on top of this project! So while the drywallers are here I'm having them paint the long wall that our stairs are on---going from gray to white (dove white). I don't mind painting, but I can't get up in that extra high space where the stairs are so I'm excited about that. That said, I've never had a painter do anything before. I definitely could get used to it. It feels so Murphy Brown. I wonder if he'll stay?