Thursday, January 24, 2008

Sew busy

When we bought our trailer I realised that it would take some effort to turn this little world of 1981 brown and green in a housey environment that I would feel comfortable in. And since I received a sewing machine as a wedding present, I decided to sew new covers for the cushions.

So I counted, measured, went to Ikea to buy many metres of fabric, washed and ironed that fabric and started to sew.


Lots of hours in the past six months were spent working with my new best friend. Today I achieved my goal: I finished the last one. That means that I covered sixteen cushions. I did feel very housewify! And this, my friends, was the very last one. Now all I have to do is use the scraps to make a tablecloth and maybe two pillow covers. But none of that will take as much time as those huge cushions, or even worse, the corner cushions (look closely in the first picture and you will see one).
M laid new carpet and vinyl in the trailer (I'll show you a picture later) so it's starting to look more and more like home. Which is good, because we'll probably have to live in it for at least a year. So it might as well be as comfortable as possible!

7 comments:

falleri said...

Vlijtig liesje! :D

yoastie said...

Sjonge. Goed gedaan!

Een jaar? Dat klinkt wel heel erg lang... Succes hoor - houd ons op de hoogte!

Mom2fur said...

Wow, I've been sewing for over 30years and I'm still impressed by anyone who can cover cushions! Good job!

Rachel said...

How awesome! That is great girl. I love to sew, and I know what a challenge that is. They are beautiful. xo Rachel

simone said...

zowwwwwwwww dat ziet er al een stukkie mooier uit dat groen vind ik ook niks!

i'm kelly said...

oh wow! i am "sew" impressed. you did a great job. i bet your new place is definitely starting to feel like home!

Jasmine31 said...

I guess I forgot to tell you last time your frontroom is so cute!