Wednesday, October 21, 2009
it's all about me
Welcome and thanks for party-hopping over to see my "It's all about me" creation!
First, I want to thank party hostess with the mostest and superartist Natasha for coming up with such an inspiring idea:
Create something for yourself!
I used the party date as a deadline to face my fear of my sewing machine and make something already!
I decided to make a cover for the chair pad at my desk.
When some blogger friends (including Natasha) left me the advice to ditch the pattern, I felt an immediate sense of relief. No pattern!
I practiced and hit many, many snags (Oh yeah -- lower the presser foot!) but the party made me move forward.
And here it is! It's not "perfect" but that's what is so wonderful about cottage and shabby style: it doesn't need to be. I used the reverse side of the fabric for the worn and soft, faded look it gives.
Corners weren't looking so tidy so I covered them with appliques purchased from Brandywine Boutique. There are other "little secrets" but I'm glad I finally sewed something. I told my youngest I would make pillows out of his outgrown Star Wars T-shirts. He thinks that's way cool. (Not too shabby! LOL)
Thanks again for stopping by and for your encouragement! I'm so looking forward to seeing what everyone made. Party on!