Friday, January 28, 2011

Sewing, thrift shopping and trying to finish some projects.

What have I been up to?

After reading about using drop cloths for slipcovers I decided to give it a go.

The first project was covering a dining room chair that I use at our desk so it looked more like a desk chair. (will post pic later)

I also wanted some cute shabby 'chicish' looking chair pads for my kitchen chairs.  Something to add that softness look.  So I used some leftover drop cloth and some fabric I already had to make the ruffle.   I had an old duvet cover in the closet that I stole the stuffing from to fill the chair pad

Have been on sewing spree making pillows and trying out making rosettes.

Finally had time to check out the local Goodwill and scored some deals on plates.

Found these little crocks.  Have been looking for something to make individual pot pies in.  I had these little glass "globes" (not sure what you call them)  they had been for some hanging candles that I did not use.  I think I will use them at Easter with some cute little Easter Eggs.

Went out today after all the snow and look what I saw popping up around my mailbox!!!!  Daffodils...

Have a great weekend!



  1. Pretty pillow, great thrifty find and daffodil sprouts, what more can you ask for. I am happy to be a new friend and follower.

  2. That is a sure sign of spring. Pretty pillows.

  3. Darling pillows- I am going to be trying using those drop cloth slipcovers too~ Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  4. Great chairpads, I need to make new ones for my kitchen chairs. great inspiration. Thanks for linking up to VIF!