I think I may have just had the most brilliant idea of this minute. I don’t like round bathroom tissue (TP) covers. It is like painting a wall with holes. It still looks like you know what. But why not a square (or rectangular for multiple rolls) cover that sits on the back of the tank. Tomorrow I might go through that stash of material I bought at the resale shop and see if I can come up with something.
I’ve been making ornaments after being inspired by the tutorial at Sunshine’s Creations. I made a few trees, hearts and a snowman but the kids and my mom have them already. I also made a pillow for my nephew AJ. I used his old Superman underoo top to make it. It isn’t perfect, but it is cute.
I made my mommy some pillows. I didn’t have a lot of time today thanks to Kitten Watch 2007. However, I did manage to finish the pillows. They turned out really cute. I was surprised that my sewing skills kicked back in as fast as they did.
I love the fabric. I just wish the shop I got it from had more. I wonder if one of the chain stores would have it.
Tonight I sat at my treadle and threaded it properly. I ran a few scraps through to check the tension and it was horrible. After fiddling for nearly 30 minutes, I finally got it. As my foot found its rhythm, I remembered something. I can sew. I’ve been able to sew for over 25 years. My great grandmother taught me to sew when I was very small.
My current project is just some cute little pillows for my mom. Really I found a great foliage themed fat quarter while in New Hampshire, but they only had the one quarter left. It would have looked odd as a single pillow, so I cut it down and I am making two cute accent pillows. I just need to stuff and close them up. Pictures when they are done. I want to finish them before my mom comes over this week, so I’m hoping to finish them in the next day or two.
The girls (Shalyn and Brittany) and I decided to stay up late and watch movies. In order to keep myself occupied while watching the first Harry Potter movies for the millionth time, I made a monster. He doesn’t have a name, but he really enjoys standing around.