Sunday, July 17, 2011

Ho Hum projects

The weather has been miserable this weekend and we had NO plans, that makes for a project heavy weekend.  I still don't have anything finished to show and I've lost a bit of steam because I'm just not blown away by anything.  Don't you hate when that happens?  No epic fails, things just aren't turning out quite like the visions in my head. 
I did have one small happy result though.  I wanted to make two extra pillows for our new outdoor patio furniture.  I found a pack of 4 napkins at Target.  They just happen to measure 20" x 20", and what do you know but Joanns has pillow inserts that are 18" x 18".  PERFECT!!!

It only took Stella and I about 10 mintues to do.  It honestly took longer to get my sewing machine out and set up.  I really liked them outside, but in the end I decided to use them in my family room.  Maybe I was just in need of some happy pillows in the house on a dreary weekend.  (They're a bit more yellow than they show in this last picture.)

We have had a few other successes lately... 2 batches of raspberry jam, 2 batches of strawberry, chocolate ice cream, and lemon sorbet.  YUM!  Maybe we'll just stick to the edible projects.


Clumsy Knitter said...

Not sure if Blogger ate my comment or what, but I was just trying to say that I love the print on your new pillows! I'm thinking of doing a little mini-makeover like that and I like your idea.

Also: homemade jam. Yum!

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