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.
Here's how I made a narrow (but still scrappy!) dog leash for our new puppy... It's so much fun to make your own pet accessories!
All that’s required to make this beautiful sunglasses case (or glasses case) is a few supplies and an embroidery machine with a 5x7 or larger hoop!
When I first showed you this cute little pouch last Saturday, one of you commented about it, calling it a ‘nappy pouch’ since that’s what you call baby diapers in the UK. I think that’s adorable!
So that’s what I’m naming it and I hope it doesn’t cause any confusion here in the U.S. - I’ll be sure to always be clear what it’s for, lol.
I love to have little sketchbooks or art journals handy for when inspiration strikes, so that's what I decided to make. These little journals are so pretty that I'm sure they will inspire me all by themselves. Read on for a tutorial so you can make your own.
Make a strip quilt and quilt it as you go (QAYG) so by the time the quilt top is done, the back and quilting are done too, and you are ready for binding!
Sew up a cute little bag to fit inside your purse - voila! Organized purse!
Can you guess which project won the vote?
I know, I know... you probably think that I am oblivious to the fact that it is summer because I have been posting so much about Christmas! It is much more likely that I am trying to wish away our 90 degree Florida summer weather, he he.
Here are some of the latest projects that readers have sewn up using my free sewing patterns. I hope they inspire you as much as they inspire me! I’ll link each photo to the sewing pattern or tutorial for that project.