My sewing struggles have been documented here and there. I shouldn't complain because I haven't really put much time into learning or taking lessons. I do admire those who sew.
I am borrowing this book from the library and every project looks amazing but somehow complicated ... to me.
100 decorating ideas under $100, Winter 2006
While swooning over Christina Strutt's projects, my mind jumped to the photo above (from a saved magazine) because it never fails to make me sigh and ponder: If only I could really sew.
The caption begins: Slipcover designer Carrie Raphael used her daughter's old sheets for the dining room's chair covers.
I imagine Carrie Raphael just whipping beautifully faded floral sheets off of her daughter's bed and transforming them, very Sound-of-Music-Maria-like into these perfectly pleated, soft coverings.
I love fabric but at this point, I'm mostly thumbs and have come to realize that ...
Yep. At this point, scissors, glue and tape are my sewing machine.
So while I have yet to conquer sewing a valance, I can back my bookcase with paper to add pretty florals to a room.
or adhere paper to transform jars ...
even cover matchboxes.
I haven't given up on my Janome though.
I just bought these tea towels on sale (!) to turn into something for my bedroom.
Maybe a pillow, maybe a valance. An affordable way to bring some Cabbages and Roses into my home. Maybe no-sew? We'll see!
My computer mouse keeps freezing-up. Please hang in there, little iMac! There's blogging to do!
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