Since my last post I have been frantically working on trying to finish the other storage cube, sew some pillows, and pick a paint color for my mom's living room. Last night I worked on some throw pillows - here's the result of one of them. It didn't turn out the way I wanted it, so I have my work cut out for me over the next couple of days.
Here's a quick back story on how I started sewing -
A couple of years ago my girlfriend and I were walking through a fabric store and I decided since throw pillows cost so much money I was going to start making my own. I think at that exact moment my obsession for home decorating began. I grew up watching my mom, grandmother, and aunts all sew, so I knew I had some good teachers if needed. Plus I figured how hard can it be to sew a square?? I immediately went home and convinced my husband I needed a sewing machine. He thought I was crazy. WHAT IN THE WORLD WAS I going to do with a sewing machine??? After much debate, I won and happily clicked the "purchase" button.
A couple of days later my sewing machine arrived and I was determined to show my husband this would be the best INVESTMENT ever. Every weekend I would run to the fabric store and buy more fabric to sew more pillows to prove to him this machine was worth buying. In the midst of trying to prove to him this was worth the money - I fell in love with decorating and re-decorating. I think every project has improved my sewing skills and I truly look forward to accomplishing a project. I have made so many pillow covers it's kind of insane. The majority of them are sitting in my craft box waiting for someone/anyone to use them at this point. You many ask - why so many?? Here's the thing - whenever I want a quick update to my home, I run to the store, pick a fabric, and sew a couple of pillows. It instantly changes the look of the room.