Monday, 4 October 2010

Holiday checklist

I finished off my skirt from previous post, completed the hemming of the white lounge room cushions, lost 100g, made curtains for to cover the glass panels on the kids bedroom doors (they are frosted but they like to cover them up to keep out any light using towels and it's been on my list to make curtains for a long time!) 
 I made cushion covers using some fabrics that I had in my stash and a new one I found recently that kind of holds them all together, it's the white one with circles.
 I also crocheted the pink heart to finish off the little round blue cushion that had lost it's button and was looking a little shabby.
I liked the way that the patterns went together so I thought it would be nice to make a quilt for my bed- a thin one because it's getting to that in between time of the year when it is too cold for just a sheet and too hot for the thick feather quilt. I didn't want a regular square quilt or a fancy patterned quilt, I wanted something less formal but wasn't quite sure how it would look. So when I found this one. The third one down or the first one from Anthropologie it inspired me to get started.
 I remembered that I had a pile of little crocheted doilies that I will add to the deep purple squares. This photo doesn't do the colours justice - when it is done I'll take a photo outside in natural light. Speaking of outside...
I also started painting those metal chairs and table legs from the garden make over post. My sister decided we were sanding them back today, as it turned out she weeded a bit more and her hubby ended up doing the grinding and I did some painting.
The best thing of all is that I picked up Bantam Boy from the airport today! Yay my baby is home again.
And there's still one more week left of holidays!


2paw said...

Hurray fro BB's return!! You are right about the in-between temperature, I am feeling it too: too hot for Winter weight, too cool for just a sheet.
Love your eclectic cushion collection!!
And my Word verification is: sonson!!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Oh wow, you've been busy! Love all the sewing creations and great news on BB's return!