Sunday, November 23, 2008

Finished Projects

I've been working on so many projects lately but haven't finished one of them to show you. The reason is that these particular projects are taking a lot of my time. I'm hoping to get some of them completed in the next few weeks and unfortunately the holidays are not helping my cause right. So some of these projects will have to go on hold.

I'm happy to say that I finally finished the stencil in my guest room. I am embarrassed to tell you that I started it last May. It should have taken me three days to complete, but instead took my months to just get to it.

I decided against a wallpaper border this time. I'm a little tired of those borders peelings up as the years go by. At least I know this border will stay on for while. The entire stencil is done with white and a tiny bit of gold. I explain how to apply stencils in this post. It only took me a few hours to finish and I'm glad I finally finished it all up. I'm pathetic!!

This project started a few weeks ago. I explain my intent in this post. I finally finished the blanket, three pillows and the largest neck roll pillow on the planet. I just put this together without realizing how large it would turn out to be. Wow, it's big, but I think it works since the bed is so big.

The above photo doesn't show the colors too well, but they are robins egg blue, brown and gold. It's a welcome change in color for this bedroom which was gold and green with accents of red. There are curtains in the future, but not yet. Too many other things to get done. I love working with fabric and creating all the custom accents in a room.

A friend of mine was telling me just the other day that her mother was trying to decorate her mountain home. She wanted a motif that would look great in that setting. What she spent days looking for were pillows and she found none. If you have a sewing machine, pillows are the easiest thing to make and the fabric to match is the easiest to find.

I read the other day that sewing machines in the UK are selling like hotcakes. I think this is pretty interesting. Maybe people are catching back on to the concept of "making your own".

More projects to come.

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  1. Well, if I could achieve a room like that in 6 months, I'd be happy for about 10 years. It's beautiful. The bed below it is also so rich and warm. I'm going to have to explore more of the "how to's" on your site -- thank you!

  2. Thanks Sally. I have plenty more to accomplish in that room, though. Lots of work to do, including curtains.

    Thanks for visiting.


  3. Christy,
    I love the work you have done. I just finished looking thru all your posts and you are very talented. I put you in my favs so I can come back often.

  4. It looks great now that you found the time to actually get this done so you can enjoy looking at it. It's great clearing stuff off your agenda.