This week I got to go fabric shopping in New York City with celebrity sewing blogger Peter Lappin from Male Pattern Boldness. I had an amazing time, and Peter post all about it on his blog. Peter kindly include a link to my my blog, which I haven't updated since last fall. How embarrassing! It's time to dust this poor blog off!
Good thing I have some projects in the works to share in addition to my plans to sew up my amazing fabric from NYC.
I'm having my big green sofa reupholstered. Here's an older, particularly flattering photo of it:
I decided not to reupholster the sofa myself, since it needs new springs and legs and complicated stuff like that. I don't plan on reupholstering a lot of sofas any time soon, so it doesn't make sense to investing in learning those skills and buying new tools. I do, however, posses all the necessary knowledge and equipment to sew some new throw pillows. Especially since I bought the pillow forms a year and a half ago. The blue pillows in the photo above are really old and dusty and disgusting. They're so bad that I drag pillows out of the guest room and throw these pillows on the floor.
I don't really enjoy home dec sewing for some reason. If it's not something for me to wear I'm just not that interested. But really, when you're at a point where you don't want to touch your own throw pillows, something should be done.
I'm also going to need to sew some curtains for the bedroom we use as a home office. Sean and I are having 2 large trees removed in our front yard and people will be able to see that window from the street for the first time. The office is the only room left in the house that I haven't remolded or changed. I guess curtains are as good place as any to start.
I'm also going to need to seriously landscape my front yard. Here's what it looks like today:
While I was in New York the power company was trimming trees near the power lines in the neighborhood. My husband told them they didn't need to do anything since we were planning on removing the trees, so they did exactly what you see there. Thanks Xcel Energy! That makes perfect sense!
Anyway, stay tuned for some photos of my NYC fabric haul!