Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A little sewing...

Aside from hemming pants, I have managed to do a few little bits of sewing. I made these little padded sleeves for the weights for the pull cords for our vertical blinds. Now that the surfaces are painted so beautifully, we did not want these weights to chip the walls. I've pulled the sleeve down a little for this photo so you can see the plastic case for the weight. I've made the sleeve snug enough to just slide on without being tied on.
I've also got three of my pieced borders for this quilt done. This looks good enough to be it's own beginnings of a quilt, but I will resist starting anything new for now.

I've also washed and ironed these lovely Dr Seuss fabrics. One project for this fabric is a nappy (diaper) bag for a friend of my daughter's whose baby is due in January. I will make the bag at the retreat I am going to next weekend. I will also make a small quilt with the panel. Should be fun.

So my camera is at the ready and I will catch up with you all after the retreat.

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Stephanie said...

Clever covers. Oh gosh I love Cat in the Hat. I used to call my children Thing 1 and Thing 2. Great black and green borders too.

Julia said...

Cute fabrics Shari...they will make a great nappy bag and baby quilt..
Very clever idea for the blind weights..
enjoy the retreat.
Julia ♥

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Great idea for the pull. Love the green and black fabrics. I cannot wait to see what you do with the darling Dr. Seuess fabrics. So bright and fun!

Allie said...

What a brilliant idea for the covers! Love your borders, you're right, they do look good enough to be a quilt! I hope you have a WONDERFUL time at the retreat!

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