Saturday, January 02, 2010

Home sewing

Moving house has meant mostly home dec sewing for me lately. Busy busy busy!

I have 'prepared' curtains. Hemming and clipping them up, putting a bit of lining behind them is barely 'making' curtains. Fabric on the smaller window is vintage, the dandelion print is from ikea.

We bought an outdoor dining setting from ikea, and painted it white. I dipped into the stash to make some tropical cushions for it, and we used it when we had friends over for New Year's Eve.
It pleases me.

I've also finished the moderne baby blanket for friends whose baby may arrive anytime now. It's a bit wonky, due to the instructions saying to pick up stitches one for one to start the next block, even from the edge rows. There may be an errata somewhere, but I didn't see it when I started this months ago, so I started out doing that, before remembering that knit stitches are wider than they are tall, so that trick never works. Hence the wonk. I am choosing to see it as 'hand crafted charm'.


moggyo said...

What a fine run of home sewing! That outdoor setting looks very fine white I must say. Isn't it nice when one finds just the right things for those long-maturing stash fabrics!

I like the baby blanky very much, it has much charm.

Carol said...

I love the outdoor setting painted white and the cushions look great! I haven't sewn a thing in a week!

delamare said...

Kitty - the whitewashed setting is charming indeed (especially with those pretty pretty cushions). And I love wonky knitting...