Monday, July 13, 2009

Oh happy day

Hand-sewing the doily to the fabric

Saturday night K and I watched a movie, and since I have a hard time keeping my hands still, I worked on sewing this doily to this lovely, nubby, undyed cotton fabric. The doily is my favorite of the ones we used as wedding decorations.

Doily pillow (I love you, doily pillow!)

My mom came over yesterday to help me sew this envelope-back pillow cover. I am so happy with how it turned out. It's not a hard pattern, but I have so little experience that I get nervous just turning on my sewing machine. We used this pattern from Apartment Therapy, which only requires sewing straight lines, so anyone with basic sewing skills should be able to manage. I made it, after all. I've got lots more doilies leftover from the wedding and some extra fabric, so I plan on making more pillows like this. It'll be good to get more sewing experience, plus I just think they're pretty.

Big ol' scoops of homemade peach ice cream

After we finished the pillow cover, we high-fived* and ate cups of peach ice cream that I made a couple of days ago. It was a delightful way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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*No, we didn't, but we should have.


  1. Hello!!! I love this Pillow. It´s beautiful!

  2. Beautiful pillow. I may have to dig out my doilies and give this a go. :)
    (And you have an adorable blog!)

  3. OMG...that ice-cream looks SCRUMPTIOUS!!!
    And the pillow is very cute.
    I'm new to your it.

  4. The pillow is lovely, I have been wanting to do something like that for a while! Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Thanks for all of your sweet comments! I sure do appreciate them.


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