Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sew What...hanging by a thread
So sorry for not posting my promised post yesterday. . .as I was told yesterday morning "absence makes the heart grow fonder". Hopefully I was missed, although, I actually don't believe that little saying is true anymore - really absence just keeps the annoying things someone does at bay, so you remember the lovely aspects instead. That's a whoooooole other story and not really one I'm prepared to share at the moment. Instead, I'd like to share what I'm sewing today.
First things first, I have to make this costume for Friday night's Avett Brother's concert less scandalous:
Second. Momma brought me this lovely little bench several months ago that she had decided not to use anymore:
It sits in the living room but all of my furniture in there is quite well hmm "leggy" (yes, as a matter of fact that is the Interior Designer's technical word). So I'm thinking of adding a skirt to the bottom out of this fabric:
Third. I don't have window treatments on any of my windows in the apartment. Typically I would think such a thing could be labeled a tragedy, however, the windows in this apartment frame such an amazing view of the city outside that I really don't ever like to cover them. I hardly ever even pull down the blinds.
My kitchen is tiny though. This particular room needs something. As of right now - these little tid-bits are the main focus:
So I'm going to make a cute little cafe curtain out of this fabulous fabric, trimmed in this fabulous ribbon:
for this cute little window:
I think it will make for better lighting and less glare the next time I'm photographing my fried green tomatoes:
Fourth. When Momma brought me the lovely desk she refinished for her favourite daughter, she also brought me this chair:
Note: I don't try to put the cat in every picture, he just somehow happens to scheme himself in.
I'm not quite sure yet what I'm going to do with the cushion, must do something. The chair needs to be painted first though. I hate nutwood - those tiny little specks in it drive me crazy. God was having an off day when he created that species I believe.
Maybe this fabric would work:
Fifth. Last weekend I started on the 'sort-of' headboard. Its still not finished. I've lost/misplaced these precious little door knobs that happen to be the finishing touches:
Must find them soon.
The duvet is currently white. But soon it will be covered in this:
I need to frame these glorious Annie photographs as well:
I've bought black floating frames for them so I'm going to girly them up with wallpaper mattes and then paint these frames black so they all fit nicely together in the Master Bedroom:
Sixth. Have I mentioned yet how wonderful my Momma is? Maybe once or twice now, but that fact comes up again, because she created this lovely little skirt for my sink in the bathroom:
Now my current decor needs to be coordinated with the skirt:
So I'm going to sew a bit of trim onto these pretty little pale purple hand towels:
Maybe the green trim from this fabric store grab bag?:
Seventh. The Alley Cat's bedroom needs a bit of help. Currently this is the scheme:
I have a perfectly pretty chenille bedspread that I've had since college:
Well, you can imagine it has taken some abuse. So I'm going to applique' patch it with this fabric:
The other fabric strewn about the bed is actually Urban Outfitter's dish towels that are going to make gracefully fun little pillows for the bed. Such a precious little room for this ferocious little guy:
So as you can see I'm truly quite busy. Pandora Radio, Allouiscious, and I are off to the sewing machine now. . .I'll leave you with these words from Nickel Creek:
There's a kind of emptiness that can fill you
There's a kind of hunger that can eat you up
There's a cold and darker side of the moonlight
And there's a lonely side of love
With you here Baby I am strong
No sign of weakness
With you gone Baby I am hanging by a thread
There's a certain kind of pain that can numb you
There's a type of freedom that can tie you down
Sometimes the unexplained can define you
And sometimes the silence is the only sound
With you gone Baby I am hanging by a thread
Have a perfect weekend! Go love on somebody special, eat some ice cream, watch The Duchess, hug a kitten, read a blog, buy some etsy fabulousness, drink some coffee, remember that everything happens for a reason, create something cute, and most importantly: come back and see me soon!

1 comment:

karey m. said...

love these little peeks into your style! love love love...