Did you know that we are almost…ALMOST in the single digits for our countdown for Handsome Hubby to come home for his two weeks of R&R? I am so excited I can hardly stand it! Am I ready? YES! and NO :( I am so ready to have him home, so ready to have him next to me, to see him interacting with our kiddos, to cook and bake for him, to just sit and look at him! I am not ready to send him back after those two weeks. I’m trying not to focus on that, but it is in the back of my mind.
I am also not ready with all my projects. Seven months 175+ projects and I am still not ready? Yeah, I know, underachiever! Actually - - my number one project since he left is to do our bedroom. I have not decorated or hung pictures, I’ve hung about 5 different sets of curtains but no permanent ones, I just cannot focus on that room! But, time is running out - - ALMOST single digits here - - I gotta get me some motivation!!!
Don’t hear me wrong here, Handsome Hubby is really not going to care what the bedroom looks like. It’s just something I really want done before he gets home. So, knowing that I have an entire bedroom to design and decorate, what have I been doing?
Making pillows!! I have some more pillows to put in my etsy shop. These ones are really fun! They have vintage images “printed” on them. They really aren’t printed, it’s a process called sublimation. Here’s how Wikipedia defines it: A dye-sublimation printer (or dye-sub printer) is a computer printer which employs a printing process that uses heat to transfer dye onto a medium such as a plastic card, paper, or fabric. The sublimation name is applied because the dye transitions between the solid and gas states without going through a liquid stage.
So anyway, my aunt has one of those fancy printers (and her own blog!) and she printed these images from Graphics Fairy onto my fabric and they turned out fantastic! I just love how the fabric absorbs the color instead of it sitting on top or having the sheen of an iron on transfer. And these can be washed!!
I also made an embroidered number pillow. Four is our number - - four of us in our family. I’m going to offer custom embroidered number pillows in my etsy shop, so if you have a favorite number and you’ve always wanted a pillow to go with it, I’m your girl!
And, last but not least - - I should have posted this last Sunday. I just wanted you to know that I was patriotic on the 4th. I made this dress on Saturday, when I wore it on Sunday, I kinda felt like I should be singing and dancing everything - - I felt like I was in the musical “Oklahoma” - - I’m still not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing!
Well, that was a lot of rambling about nothing, but I have successfully put off working on that bedroom for yet another hour! Gotta get motivated!!