Here is a pic of me with 2 of my 3 sisters at my Cabin sledding on Christmas Eve....Well not really sledding, just watching the kids sled...my two sisters are pregnant. Anyhow Angie and Nikki are both amazing photographers and probably cringe at some of the pictures I post. Angie is hosting a giveaway for me on her blog for my slipcover DVD...so go check it out.
Now on to my real post....MY NEW SLIPCOVERS!!!! I am in love. I picked up this grey/brown/menswear looking fabric at Home Fabrics in Orem for $4/yd. I bought 25 yds and gave my room a new look. I had my other slipcovers on for about 5 years...I was ready for a change.
I made some new pillows for the white chairs. The other day I stopped at REstore, which is a habitat for humanity thriftstore for building materials. They happened to have a shopping cart filled with fabric samples from Hancock Fabrics. They were 10/$1 so I bought 50 of them. The center fabric is one of those samples. I have plans for some turquoise/brown menswear, cream/ turquiose herringbone, and cream velvet pillows for the couches to go with the chair pillows. But with the new slipcovers I am actually loving the red more, so I am going to leave them this way for a little while.
In the meantime I am making a footwarmer for my bed out of 24 of those samples...I already have it pieced together, I just need to put a back on it and sew some piping around it.
Another shot of the loveseat.
I am loving the darker fabric compared to the tan I had before...hopefully it will hide more of the kids foot footprints.
White linen napkin pillow.
Here is one of the owl pillows I made for my boys out of my grandpas old shirts. I utilized the pocket for the front...they write notes to eachother and they can put their lost teeth for the tooth fairy in the pocket. You can get the pdf pattern here.
My grandpas name was written in the neck of all his shirts, so I used it on the bottom of the boxing. More nostalgic for me than my boys... my oldest was 3 when my grandpa passed away.
|Front room before|