Thursday, June 9, 2016

New Couch and New Old Hutch

The twin bed that was up in the studio belonged to our oldest granddaughter, and it was reclaimed by her back in March.  We decided to replace it with an Ikea couch that folds down into a bed that is just slightly bigger than a double size.  The only color it came in was a light beige, which was really going to show any dirt.  I decided to make a slip cover for the seat part and also cover the two big back pillows.  I remembered a couch covered with a big measuring stick print at the Spoonflower headquarters in Durham, and located the design in their Marketplace.  I had it printed on their poly-suede fabric, and, a few simple seams later, a very cute couch!  I thought I would show you a couple of pictures of the Eastern wall of the studio to show not only the new couch, but the new corner cabinet.  My ex mother-in-law Alice passed away a year ago and had said she wanted me to have the large, antique corner cabinet that had been in her dining room.  A couple of the sons brought up the huge piece and it fits perfectly in the studio corner.  It is very roomy inside - it has all my fleece in it now, and you know how bulky that stuff is to store!  I taught Alice how to quilt, so I think she would love that her hutch is now at home in my sewing place!  Jerilynn

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Simple Abodes

In continuing with the Tiny Houses theme....I have been Knervously Knitting Tiny  House squares.  I thought it would be cute to sew them all together and make an afghan, and I think it is going to be a favorite.  I am not sure how big I am going to make this.  I think I will decide that as soon as I get tired of making the same knit square over and over.  Changing the colors, though, keeps me amused.  I was going to throw in a few tree blocks or some blank blocks to make "neighborhoods", but I really am liking the rows and rows of simple abodes.  Jerilynn

Friday, June 3, 2016

Tiny Houses

How cute is this?  Well, I know I could have taken a bit of time and "staged" the top shelf, but it is what it is.  I ordered some adhesive wallpaper from Spoonflower - it's a Marketplace design by kristinnohe called home. The color says red-orange, but on the woven wallpaper, which is sticky, it is a good red.  Trust me.  I know my reds.  It was super easy to do, not at all like the horrible contact paper.  It has a good weight to it, and is easy to smooth on.  This was an old sewing cabinet that I thought could use a cute factor.  Now I need to go through all the drawers and de-stash, or find treasures that I have forgotten about.  Summer is a time of multiple visits here from friends and family.  So, it is also a perfect time to clean out drawers and closets and let someone else store the stuff for 30 years.  I have been on a house kick for a while.  Little houses fascinate me.  It must be the HGTV Tiny Houses shows.  I keep telling Carl that I could live in a Tiny House.  He thinks that is hilarious.  Jerilynn