26 February 2010

Sewing Projects

I've been doing a few small sewing projects...wanna a peek...

I made these 2 pillows out of these that I had in the shop...I've been wanting some pillows that had a really nubby feel to them...and after looking around at what's available to buy....and seeing that they were w.a.y. out of my budget....I thought I'd look around my home to see if I had something similar...and wouldn't ya know it...I did.

I first made a couple pillows out of some old ticking I had....

and then made a couple ties to attach to one end.

I l.o.v.e. how they turned out...they are far from perfect....but perfect for me...and gotta love anything with hand embroidered initials. These of course were made for my ginormous sofa that I'm slipcovering {you can see it in the photos}....which by the way....is very....very close to being done....I'll probably being showing it to you sometime next week. And then I made this....

a new flea market tote for myself. I wanted to make one that looked a little tattered....I even added a patch with some gray ticking. With spring right around the corner....I thought I needed to get ready....for s.h.o.p.p.i.n.g....and one can never have too many totes....right?


Have a beautiful weekend!

32 comments:

  1. Ok, you have gotta stop with these beauties! I want them all! Love the pillows...the casual design is awesome. And the tote bag is pretty darn dreamy, too! ;o) Any luck with photos?...I'm struggling...but getting there. ~mary~

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  2. You are amazing. Those are all GORGEOUS!!!!

    What a talented gal you are!!

    Have a great weekend!

    Ruth

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  3. Love all of your projects!! Those pillows are perfect!! May have to give that a try myself! Have a great weekend!

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  4. Andrea, those pillows are so sweet! and I love the tote. You're right about never having too many, though mine are never in the car when I need them. Maybe I'll design a tote holder for the car! Your style continues to inspire me. Sherry

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  5. andrea I love this idea...your pillows are lovely...and the initals would have sealed the deal for me too! I cant' wait to see your sofa...you are amazing~~~

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  6. You look pretty talented to make the pillows and slipcover the couch.....I am inpressed! Happy sewing!

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  7. I love your pillows
    you make me wan to dust off my sewing machine and make something
    hope you have a wonderful
    fun weekend
    stay warm

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  8. Andrea,
    Your pillows are absolutely gorgeous!!! Where did you find the nubby fabric you used on the outside? I love it!! I really love your blog site! It is so fabulous.
    I wanted to let you know I'm having my first blog giveaway and it ends on March 7th. Stop by and enter for your chance to win. Have a great weekend.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda
    Alabaster Rose Designs&15 Bella Vie

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  9. Andrea,
    Those are so adorable! I WANT SOME!! They are perfect. Cannot wait to see your ginormous sofa :) I bet you are so glad you're on the home stretch!

    Shellagh

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  10. I love those pillows and have actually made myself a flea market tote out of a Bemis grain sack! Yours is swoony though with that patch and the wonderful text. Can't wait for flea markets!

    Oh and I am loving my treasures... can't thank you enough!
    Michelle

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  11. Your pillows are fabulous! So cute and very cuddy-worthy looking! Great job.

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  12. Love your sweet things...that tote is amazing. You should make some for your shop...I am a toteaholic..and always need more. Happy weekend. xoxo

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  13. I wish I could sew! I am loving those ticking covered pillows. Do I dare ask Megan? Have a great weekend, Lori

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  14. I love what I see here. You are now on my blog roll! Don't ask me how I found you, because I have no idea!
    See ya later.

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  15. Love the tote! You know how to slipcover a sofa? Please clue us in.
    Brenda

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  16. Andrea you are so amazing! Those are too cute. I wish I was a sewer (is that a word?) but I am just terrible at it.

    sincerely, your BF (blog friend) kelley : )

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  17. OH my gosh!!! You are good!!! Must be nice to have that kind of talent...have a great weekend!

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  18. They turned out great! love the linen, you can't beat the texture of it or the natural color.

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  19. Two things to say...

    1...you are amazingly talented

    2...these items make my heart beat fast

    okay maybe three...

    3...I would love to be able to do what you do. My sewing talents are zero.

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  20. All of your sewing projects are wonderful, Andrea. Those pillows with the red embroidery will look amazing on your new slipcovered couch, which we're all of course dying to see!

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  21. Hi sweet friend...just had to pop over again and tell you I saw you in the April issure of Romanic Homes...yahooo and congragulations. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxoox

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  22. i love what you are doing over there with your sewing machine Andrea...the pillows and tote are just beautiful!!!

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  23. You have such a talent for sewing...me not so much...your pillows are PERFECT!!! And your tote...it looks wonderful...how fun your slip cover is almost done...I know it will look great:)

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  24. love your pillows and the tie detail is so lovely! you're right you can never have too many totes! love yours! susan

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  25. You are SO creative. Lovin' the bag! Great job!

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  26. Oh my, these are lovely. I feel another seewing project coming on. Love the linen covering the ticking, ties, tiny initials, everything.

    Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault

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  27. you made a slipcover for your couch! huh? you did? i am feeling really lazy right about now....

    love everything...those pillows are so great..love that old linen too..and the ticking...

    all wonderful, my friend

    kary

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  28. I love these pillows and that they are really gender neutral. I could easily add them to my three boys room and they would be a great natural looking element. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. love the pillows. I love ticking in any color. Wow, you have been making a slipcover for a ginormous sofa??? can't wait to see the reveal.
    Love the tote as well. A gal can never have too many totes, especially if they are lovely as the one you made.
    I just purchased a pattern the other day for making a tote in a french country look.

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  30. wow, all so gorgeous, I love the pillow coverings.

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  31. Those pillows look so cozy, Andrea. Nice and plushy for cushioning whatever parts need it.. :)

    Hoping spring shows itself soon. I've about had it with winter. Enough already!

    Hugs,

    Kate

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  32. saw you were by Farmhouse today

    always good to see you

    kary
    xxx

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