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!


  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!!

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

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

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

  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!

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


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