Thursday, January 15, 2015

New year…back to sewing

Happy New Year!!

I always write the same thing this time of year.  I love it because of the hopefulness if offers.  I think that you can see it in people's faces and feel it in their actions if you pay attention.  Maybe it's just me, but I look forward to the new year almost as much as Christmastime.  

I have spent most of the past year baking; building, slowly but surely, the cupcake company.  Therefore, I have spent very few hours at the sewing machine.  Last weekend I had a break and decided to make this table slip for the chest that we use as a coffee table in our living room.  I adore anything scalloped.  Please note that this is far from perfect…as is everything I do.  I would change about ten details about it, including the method I used to create the scalloping.   But it was my first time and definitely is a start.

I used a drop cloth, which I have never worked with before.  I am reasonably pleased with it.  Admittedly, I am spoiled though, as I have worked with nothing but vintage as well as new linens for the last four years. 

 Next I am going to make a fitted table cloth out of white linen.  This time I will use a different process to create the scallops though. Hopefully it will look a little better.

Also, a customer of mine ordered a grain sack euro sham.  I didn't have any in stock so made this one for her.  I am thrilled with how it turned out!!  I hope she likes it as well.  

These sacks are usually 18-23" in width.  So I had to add side panels to accommodate the a euro insert.  

I love that I was able to keep the original ties intact.  Also, I like that the stripes are navy while the monogram is sort of French blue.  

Enjoy your day