My sewing stuff is all crammed in a small room right now, so while I wait for my bamboo flooring to arrive, I decided to test out some paint colors for my big upstairs studio. These are two very pale shades of blue-gray.
You can all guess that I would MUCH rather sew than decorate or remodel, but do love a good episode of Fixer-Upper. And I love that paint color that Joanna uses on almost all of her interior walls, so that's the look I'm trying for.
The yellow paint that is in the room right now simply has to go. I'm planning white baseboards and trim with dark wood bamboo floors.
So which cool pale blue-gray do you like better? The lighter shade or the darker?
My 11 year old daughter helped me paint big samples of each color on every wall to aid in choosing. I'm leaning towards the darker one, I think.
And I did get some sewing done in my temporary sewing space... These lovely Christmas Kitsch fabrics from Anna Griffin will be the star of a fun project and a giveaway next week. Make sure you visit my giveaway page on Tuesday to enter (the giveaway right now is for a sweet gift certificate from Laminates.etsy,com).
So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.
I love the idea of a quilt as you go (QAYG) quilt in theory, but to tell you the truth I have been less than thrilled with just about every quilt as you go quilt that I’ve made - until now.
Half Square Triangles (HSTs) are a quiltmaker's best friend! They are a building block in lots of classic and modern quilts. Know how to calculate, cut, and sew them, and you'll be on your way to designing your own quilts!
Get dreamy, designer inspired pillowcases that will look amazing in your bedroom! This DIY sewing tutorial takes just a yard and a half of fabric per pillowcase and works great with cotton, linen, satin, or another light to medium weight fabric.
I have a 6 year old and a 10 year old (who I think qualifies as a 'tween' - she acts 17 sometimes) and they both love to wear headbands. A couple years ago I wrote a series of tutorials for making headbands with FOE (fold over elastic) and ribbon, but this time I wanted to use fabric.
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I must admit that I have made some pretty silly, downright dumb projects before. But sometimes my projects turn out so amazing that I am simply in awe. This is one of those projects. I LOVE this handy pouch!
Did you know that animal shelters often use small quilts or blankets (called cage comforters) in the animals' cages to provide a soft bed and a sense of security? It's a great way to use up leftover pieces of fabric and batting and make something to help our furry friends at the shelters. It's kinda funny how I learned about this project...
You had 3 fun ideas to choose from… a clever drop in tote bag organizer, a modern fanny pack/sling bag/hip pouch (or whatever they call them these days!), or a comfy bed for your favorite pet.
Can you guess which project won the vote?
I decided to sew myself a new little card wallet using all the same steps that I share in my free Designer Zipper Bags Video Course.
I also decided to use my serger machine for quilting and embellishing the sides of the pouch and for finishing the seams. A serger isn’t necessary for this project, but I had fun using it.