Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Move over Martha....

Some one else is getting crafty!! 
Yesterday I fired up the new sewing machine...
for the first time since receiving it from Santa's elves!

My goal
outdoor pillows for my back porch sitting...
Right now the cushions are a blackish/brown toile
I'd like to replace them to a more neutral solid
 but perhaps next year....it's beyond my sewing skills!
I'm going for a more red,white and blue nautical theme.
Done in outdoor material, resistant to mold and fading...
I whipped out four pillows before running out of filler.
I need three more pillows....



 Sophie enjoying the new pillow
With all crafts I do there is always blood involved!
Went a little crazy with my pizza cutter like fabric slicer...
battle wounds...I'm sure Martha has had her share!

Happy Tuesday! 

12 comments:

Katherine said...

Very cute pillows!

OUCH!

Leslie said...

Look at Sophie all comfy!!! Great pillows. I hate those fabric wheel things!!!

Joyce said...

They look great. My hubs tells me I'm not allowed to use kitchen knives when he's out of town : )

lisaroyhandbags said...

wow! look at you! They look awesome!
I know what you mean about battle wounds - when I made my slipcovers, there was WAY too much swearing going on and you wouldn't believe how many dots of blood I had to stop and wash off the fabric as I went along.

Ina in Alaska said...

OUCH!!!! I have to always be mindful of my slicing skills, I have injured myself a number of times!

Love you new pillows but I adore toile! Your wicker furniture is so pretty. And Sophie looks like a little Princess on that chair! xoxo

likeschocolate said...

Good things never come without a price-right? Sorry you hurt your finger.

preppyplayer said...

Impressive! I guess I will put you to work the next time you are here- closets, pillows- the possibilities are limitless!

TARYTERRE said...

BEAUTIFUL pillows. Sophie looks pleased. Sorry you suffered battle wounds, though. Hope it has healed. take care.

Tezzie said...

Yikes! Goes to prove that I really shouldn't try my hand at sewing...looks dangerous ;) Great job on the pillows! I love the nautical print <3

Joyce said...

You did an amazing job on your pillows! Even though you had a battle fight with the cutter (ouch) you will have such pride everytime you see your pillows. Oh... Sophie told me, she would love to have you make a big doggy bed pillow for her. ;D xo

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Great job on the pillows!

Marilyn *Pink Martinis and Pearls* said...

You need to put your pillows on Etsy. Love the patriotic fabric on the summer porch. Ahhh. I was looking at outdoor pillows on Frontgate. You could definitely sell yours. :)