Wednesday, August 17, 2011

SEW FAR...

May your bobbin always be full!

-Author Unknown-
Since my last post I have finally been able to alight on something...sewing.  Settling myself in to the sewing center of my studio I wiled away the hours popping out pillows...
 First I made a set for my daughter to match her new sofa.  I forgot to take pics before I delivered them to her, sorry.  Then I began the sewing for the farmhouse living room starting with the sofa pillows.  Sew far this is where I have gotten to...
 I am still stuffing these three and need to button tuft the six paneled one.  I love the Dupioni silk backing on these...
 After looking at them I am not sure how they are going to blend with the airy other fabrics, these might get to live here at the Quill.  I will have to wait and see how they all look together.  Today I am moving on to the lighter brighter shades and hopefully to prep the ottoman for upholstering.  Sew far so sew good!

I came across a cute find a few weeks ago and had no idea what I would do with it, a little crackled cupboard with wire insert doors...
 I also came across a couple of those old metal receipt holders and they were interesting enough to bring home to even though I did not know what I would do with them.  I stuck them inside the cupboard to carry them home and there they sat.
While I was sitting and mindlessly stuffing pillows I was looking at the thread spools on my candle holders and that gave me an idea for my bobbins...
 I abandoned my stuffing rummaging around a bit I found a couple of extra thimbles and a couple of corks.  I stuffed the corks into the thimbles cutting off the excess, layered my wound bobbins onto the receipt holders and topped them off with the new thimble topper...
 The rest of the bobbins I placed in the little drawer on the front of the cupboard...
 Now not only are some of my thread spools handy but so are my bobbins!  
Now you see why I am fluttering!  I start one task and another idea bumps right into it.  I am off to discipline myself into cutting strips of fabric to make some welting, yuck, but I can't find ready-made in the colors I need, oh well.  

I hope you all have a beauty filled day and find deep satisfaction in whatever ever it is that you set your hands to. 

Many Blessings,
Sandy

11 comments:

Vickie said...

'Mornin' Miss Sandy - what a keen idea with your spools and bobbins! Very cute! And I see you're being very creative with your pillow design. I think my daughter is wanting to try her hand at sewing, and I think pillows would be a good place to start her off.

Oh, and I just spotted your picture on the sidebar - it may have been up for awhile, but I missed it. So nice to know you, pretty lady!

Kathryn Ross said...

Delightful, Sandy! I'm afraid I may have to take a leaf from your spool and thimble book as I create my new office/studio workspace. It's slow going for this girl - shutting down some of my busy thoroughfares for a more focused main drag - back in the classroom again three full days a week, and trying to control all the calls upon my time, so I have some time, to feed creatively and fill up after two years of being wrung out! Your gifts of creativity and inspiration have impacted me. Yours was one of the first blogs I found six months ago when I stepped into Blogworld - I've grown so much. Thank you! Bless you!
Joy!
Kathy

Karen Valentine said...

Good morning Sandy!! I love those ideas and that cabinet is super cute!! I know what you mean about one idea leads to another. That is why I try not to do to many changes to my home decor these days... I change one thing and before I know it I'm re-doing the whole room!! LOL! Going through that right now in my studio!!! Hope your day continues to be wonderful. :)
xo,
Karen

Vicki said...

I love that bobbin holder idea (and a million other ideas from your studio). Thanks for sharing. Love that you added your picture too!

Snugglebug Blessings said...

Hi Sandy, love all your finds and the pillows are very pretty. The bobbin and thread idea is super and I hope I can find some of those somewhere. Have a wonderful, creative day! God bless. Cathy

Createology said...

Love your new bobbin storage with your very clever thimble toppers. Your pillows are wonderful. Sewing is so relaxing I find. Happy stitching...

sonya said...

Hi Sandy,
NOW I know what you look like! You look like an angel! :) So young!
Your bobbin idea is adorable. Love the little cabinet too. And flittering about? Yes, I know just what you mean! :)
Love your pillows no matter where they might land!
hugs, Sonya

Vee said...

I am so totally stealing that last idea. I have a receipt holder sitting on my pantry cupboard without a thing to do. It'll be doing that as soon as I finish this comment.

Beautiful pillows. I want to make some up, but my sewing room needs cleaning first. Why does that always prevent me?

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

You clever gal! I love how you arranged both your thread and bobbins. Mine are lounging in a plain plastic case. :)

Charlene said...

Aren't you a busy little bee!!! And I adore the thread on the spindle! And the bobbins. Have a wonderful weekend. HUGS!
Charlene

Dorthe said...

Sandy, so great ideas,- and so handy with the spools there just in front of you, when needed.
The cabinet is so sweet, also-
Doing many things in one time, means we are easily inspired...and that`s a wonderful thing :)
Hugs,Dorthe

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