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Monday, January 10, 2011

Getting into the sew-ing of things

I may have mentioned this before, but I have a tendency to become hooked on a project or idea, throwing all others before that aside.  While it can be fun and I am able to try many creative things, it can get pricey and leave me left with a bunch of clutter of unfinished projects.  During the holiday rush, my sewing went this way as I frantically went back to needlecrafts for a lot of my gifts.  That being said, I’ve been resisting getting back into sewing.
I decided to start with something easy, but as soon as the machine started up, I was back in sewing mode.  I am putting together a new duvet cover and bedding set to replace our old, worn, Pottery Barn covers.  I was originally debating between doing a quilt, but decided that the duvet would be easier to maintain.  Since I’ve started, I think I’ll actually have enough leftover fabric to at least make a lap quilt.

I was originally going to work off of an Amy Butler pattern, but once I started working on the fabric, I just decided to go with my own design.  It’s coming together really fast, so hopefully I’ll have the finished product to share by the end of the week.


  1. Hi! I so know the feeling of getting reeeeaaalllly into a new craft or project, buying all of the necessary materials. Only to get caught up in the next project or craft. :) Good luck to you!

  2. Anonymous11:02 PM

    I have no idea what you're talking about with the ending up with a surplus of supplies and unfinished projects...none at all.... I'm going to try very hard not to think about the bags of fabric under my bead...

    Also, I would like to let you know that you have been awarded The Stylish Blogger Award and The Versatile Blogger Award. Stop by and grab your buttons!

  3. I have an almost brand new sewing machine that I have never even sewn with! (It was my uncle's.) I just can't motivate myself to get it all set up and get something going. I also keep meaning to make rice heat/cool bags and keep forgetting to buy rice. Embarrassingly, we use Minute Rice at my (parents') house. And for some reason, they tell you not to use minute rice for the bags.

    I'm actually starting to develop a stash, which is weird. I'm used to not having the stuff I need on hand. It's nice!


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