Thursday, August 12, 2010

12 August 2010 - a bit of a face lift

Yesterday while Dennis & Gail were visiting/playing with Will, I locked myself in my sewing room & made new pillow covers for my family room. I've never sewn pillows before, let alone with zippers. My mom tried to teach me when I was pregnant with Will, but I was too busy stretching out across the stairs feeling sick, so she just made them for me. So when I tried putting in my first zipper, I was stumped - I read the directions, looked up "how-to" articles & videos, & still didn't understand. After an hour of trying to decode the whole zipper thing, I finally found a tutorial that made sense. After a full day of sewing, I finished my pillows, & I really LOVE the way they turned out!

I made 2 each of 3 different pillows - all reversible, so I have the option of displaying 6 "different" pillows.

I also got rid of Will's toy chest & replaced it with bookshelves/storage from Ikea. I bought a bookshelf for each side of our entertainment center, & they fit perfectly! It makes the room so much more organized, & I don't feel like I'm going to pull my hair out every time I look at Will's stockpile of toys - this is a good thing for both of us. 
Will was having a hard time getting his pull-dog out of the basket.

A great place to store all my overflow books & magazines. It's still not perfect, but it's a huge improvement!

I also broke down & FINALLY bought a "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster (& it's already calmed me down many times). I've been eyeing these for such a long time, but could never decide on a color - I'm really happy I went with the Navy.  I also tacked a Hallmark card onto the frame because it always makes me smile - two old women sitting on a bench seriously discussing whether it's "butt naked" or "buck naked" - got to love it.

And here's a very short & very poor quality video of William dancing. He gallops all over the house like that!
 

8 comments:

  1. looks great Liz!! love it all!! The book shelves from Ikea are the best, I am so obsessed with mine!! Glad you got the poster, that is a perfect spot for it too:) You should sell your pillows on etsy!!

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  2. Love the new look, but love the cute little boy more!

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  3. I've considered selling pillows, quilts, etc. on Etsy. We'll see!

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  4. Looks great! You should totally sell quilts and pillows, your very talented!

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  5. Darling! Great job lizzie jane. love those pics of will, he's reminding me more and more of you when you had your short hair!

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  6. Cute! I have two of your same pillows on my bed! We must have great taste! haha

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