Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Work in Progress Wednesday...

It has been a few weeks since I've updated you, so I thought I'd share a little bit of what I've been working on these days.

Remember this? I asked you all for some advice because I was stalled. (You'd think after boldly painting my room macaroni & cheese orange that I'd be able to go from there, but it just didn't work out that way.)

I took all of your comments and advice and bought all of this fabric to make pillows for this room. So, I ended up with the citrus-y colors. They seem to go best with the fun theme I'm working towards. Do you like the colors I picked based on your recommendations?

I think these will make awesome pillows and tie everything together without being too much. (I love the floral on the brown background so much, if I'd found it earlier, it would have become my dining room chair covers!)

A few months ago, I saw these at a super-clearance table at Lowe's...they were two dollars and I was sure I could find a use for them, so I bought two. So, what do you think of my blow-dryer caddy?

(Yes, I might have gotten rid of the hot rollers of yesteryear, but I still blow dry almost every day! That piece of equipment needs to stay handy.)

Now I just need to figure out what to do with my 'extra' one...any ideas?

Finally, I did turn the ruined pajama pants into pajama capris and, at the same time, cut the sleeves off a long-sleeved shirt so that Buttercup can wear it this summer...according to her, it is "...even cuter now, Mom! Thanks!"

Really, what more can I ask? She's thrilled with the few things I've learned to sew for her and, so far, she's liked the modifications I've made to turn winter shirts into summer shirts. (Remember the tank tops? They've turned out to be favorites.) Phew...I'm pleased at how willing everyone is to be my guinea pigs as I learn a new skill.

So, what have you been doing this week?


loveaphid said...

You are such a busy little beaver. Look at you go!!! The top does look super cute. I love your blow drier caddy as well. I think you should hang the other one on your peg board and use it as a small items holder or a small WIP storage.

Just a thought.

Erin said...

I know...I'm trying to figure out how to do that (eg. what will I put in it) and what color to paint it. I'm still trying to find something to paint lime green, so that may be it.