Thursday, July 26, 2012

All about the dorm

With 22 days to go we are crossing the t's and dotting the i's 
it's become the College Prep Extravaganza
yesterday I put my pitiful sewing skills to work...
only after watching the DVD on how to work my sewing machine...
and a youtube video on envelope pillows...
3hours later....




I have to say that round pillow was a bear to make....
made it twice and it's still not a true round pillow
it's suppose to be her desk chair pillow...
not gonna happen....it's now an accent pillow
I have one more round one to go..
I told Katelyn I think it's gonna be square instead of round...
She thinks I can do it....
not so sure! 

Katelyn's bedding is a plum purple and her roommates is black like this round pillow, with purple accents and aqua. So most of Katelyn's accessories are black and a few aqua frames....my girl is a garanimal girl....match down to the T! 

All the dorm prep and crafting is the fun part of her going off to college and takes my mind off of the what's it gonna be like after. I'm so excited for her to go and start this next chapter....just gonna be so weird to have an empty house.

Happy Thursday!! 

14 comments:

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

You're such a sweet mama to make all those fun things for her room!

Ann said...

The pillows look great! Love the fabrics. Wish I could sew!

Debbiedoo's said...

Katelynn is going to have the cutest dorm ever. How exciting Kathy!

Joyce said...

Love the chevron print! Or as we used to say-zigzag : )

preppyplayer said...

You are both nesting- getting ready. xoxo

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I remember getting my son all set up for college. Girls I would think are harder. It's a very exciting time for her. You did a great job!

Simply LKJ said...

Came over from Emily's...I too am in the midst of packing up the baby (big sis graduated in December). The pillows are darling!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Love that chevron pillow! You're a better sewer than you give yourself credit.

Hard to believe Katelyn is almost off to college! Big sigh. Summer is flying by.

Hang in there Mama.
xo jj

Kwana said...

This is so pretty. I love that you are sewing for her.

TARYTERRE said...

You're doing a marvelous job on the pillows. The most importyant part is they are all made with LOVE. You'll get used to the empty house. But will MISS her like crazy anyway.

pve design said...

How wonderful that you are creating some sweet soft things for her to take with her. It will be great~ to see her come home and learn new things and make new friends. I know from my twins how special this time is.
pve

Yvonne said...

Kayelynn has good taste in fabric. Love when a girl can embrace dark colors. A sewing tip for the round pillow.... don't stop and start the machine. Keep a fluid motion going, guiding with your right hand. Slow and steady, as she purrs. You'll get it!

Mrs4444 said...

Every time I see a back-to-school post, my stomach sinks; I can only imagine what it does to you! Glad to see you're handling it constructively :)

Marilyn *Pink Martinis and Pearls* said...

All the sewing turned out great. Such a bittersweet time isn't it? You'll all do great. Just be prepared for that long ride home. :)