I have come to the sobering conclusion this week that I am not Wonder Woman, or Super Woman and I’m pretty sure I’m not even making the cut for Super Mom this week!! Don’t get me wrong, we are all still surviving - - we have even had some balanced meals this week (they were at a restaurant, not homemade!), the kids are clean (once we may have counted pool time as bath time), the house is still standing (lets just leave it at that and not go into whether it is clean or not). But it has just been one of those weeks. You know the kind where you are supposed to be in ten different places all at the same time, and every time you try running out the door, you are forgetting something essential for the day. I feel like I have made a thousand U-turns at the entrance to our subdivision this week, because I keep forgetting things. At least I haven’t forgotten either of the children….yet! The biggest gut-kicker of the week has been my sewing machine breaking down…yet again…the DAY AFTER my warranty ran out. Now, don’t think of me as shallow - - the world does not revolve around my sewing machine - - but it was just the straw that broke this poor, I-have-no-sanity-left, could-anything-else-go-wrong, sleep-deprived, is-the-school-year-over-yet-because-I’m-not-sure-I-can-teach-another-day, deployed-momma’s back!!
I have actually refrained from posting for a week because I have been so MAD at the sewing machine company and the poor customer service, that I knew if I got on here I was not going to be nice! So I will just say that I will not be buying another sewing machine from this company and if you are in the market for a sewing machine you may email me and I will suggest some brands that seem to have better customer service and a better track record for not breaking down!! Even Ethel decided that she didn’t want to work this week!
But, I can show you what I was able to make before all the sewing machines in my house decided to take their summer break!
First up - - remember the Miss America to Hello Beautiful re-upholstery project from last week? Well, this week I re-upholstered the ottoman that goes with it.
I also made two pillows for the bed in the room that the chair and ottoman are going into. I love the little knife edge pleat around these pillows. Such a custom, tailored look and a nice break from cording!!
I also made two more “Always” and “Forever” pillows for this room. If you want to make your own - - you can check out my tutorial on that here. These two pillows are similar to the last two that I made, except that the pleats are smaller/tighter. That is the joy of the ruffler attachment, just by adjusting your stitch length and the number of stitched you want between ruffles, you can change the look.
These two little mini pillows will go in the room also!
Look at these fabulous fabrics I got to work with this week. I made cushion covers for outdoor wicker furniture - - two chairs and one long couch cushion. These are just the covers without the foam in them yet, so you just have to use your imagination until my friend sends me a picture of it all put together!!
Oh, and one custom Father’s Day pillow!!