I spent the morning playing online - responding to blog comments, visiting a few other blogs, doing some nonograms, etc. Neighbor T called and we chatted a bit and my daughter called to wish me a good morning.
In the afternoon, I sat down to sew the Halloween gifts for my cousin. I had bought 1 yard of this fabric:
I cut it in half, lengthwise, and sewed a table runner with one half:
It's a bit too big for my coffee table, but, my cousin will use it on her dining table and it will be a good size (my dining table is being used as a sewing table and I didn't want to clear it to put the table runner on it to take a photo!). I backed it with some cream colored upholstery weight fabric that I had been given by a friend who was getting rid of her stash!
|Neutral Colored Backing|
With the other half of the fabric, I made two cushion covers:
|Matching Cushion Covers|
I used a piece of black cotton blend fabric I had in my stash for the back of the cushion covers. These covers have an "envelope" opening, with a flap that covers the opening:
|The Flap for the Envelope|
You simply slip in the pillow/cushion form and the flap covers the opening. It eliminates the need for a zipper (I don't like sewing zippers; I find it intimidating!)
|Flap Covering the Opening|
In the past couple of days, I have been able to use up five small pieces of fabric from my stash! Yay! There are some small scraps leftover, but, I'll use them up in another project or something.
Today, I am grateful for:
- The rain shower!
- Cooler weather
- Being able to sew the Halloween gifts
- The fabric stash
- My sewing machine
Today's joyful activity was sewing the Halloween gifts.
Plans for tomorrow include selecting the fabric for the baby girl quilt!
How was your Saturday? What are your plans for Sunday?