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Sewing Up a Storm

May 3, 2011


Remember my fabrics that I ordered from Tonic Living?


Well, I bought a few more last week.

Some plain linen to use as pillow backing that will go with my most favourite fabric.


I got the fabric as a sample thanks to my wonderful friend Karla from Kerrisdale Design. I was hoping to purchase some chiang mai dragon by Schumacher but at $250/yard I couldn't justify it. When Karla took me and Nancy from Marcus Design to a few fabric warehouses with a while back, Karla managed to get the salespeople to give me 2 samples, just enough to make a 2 throw pillows.

 I do need to be creative because they did this:


No problemo, I can't work with that.

Next, I am sewing a roman blind for my son's room with this fabric:


I just can't get enough of this black and white fabric.

And finally I am re-vamping these store bought drape panels for my oldest daughter's room which is almost done:


Sew, I will be sewing up a storm.

XO Barbara

21 comments:

  1. What a score with the Chiang-Mai- one of my favourites too! Can't wait to see all of your projects:)

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  2. I'm surrounded by fabric screaming to be sewn as well. It's not my favourite thing to do so I"m procrastinating a bit. can't wait to see what you make!

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  3. so many lovely fabrics! can't wait to see it all!

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  4. These are all going to be goodies!!! Love the chiang mai and love those stripes!
    Nancy xo

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  5. Love the chaing mai! I really need to learn to sew, even if it was just to make pillows haha

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  6. Can't wait to see every thing when it is finished!

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  7. Happy sewing! can't wait to see it all done! :)

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  8. Love your fabric choices - can't wait to see the projects complete!

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  9. I have such serious envy! Oh how I wish I could sew....

    I just love the fabrics you've chosen and can't wait to see what you do with them!

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  10. If you lived closer, I would ask you for sewing lessons! Looking forward to seeing your completed projects.

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  11. Such fab fabrics you're working with. They're going to look great!

    P.S. I'm with Vanessa. I need sewing lessons too!

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  12. oh...I sew want to see the finish!...wonderful fabrics ...really interested how you will do the curtains!

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  13. Barbara, I already have that same b/w striped fabric (I am thinking a wingback chair makeover but I am not sure the fabric is hardy enough even with muslin...). But yesterday I took my 3 year old Prince to Ikea again and what did I get? Some must have Swedish food items, a sisal rug and some white window panels!!!!

    I will now be following you more closely because clearly we speak the same design language!

    Warm hugs,

    Mon

    http://www.splendidwillow.com

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  14. Barbara,
    Your fabric choices are beautiful!
    Can't wait to see how everything turns out. I'm sure they will be stunning!
    Cheers!
    Shelly xo

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  15. Schumacher score! I'm very jealous of your sewing skills!

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  16. Look fabulous, Barb! That Chiang Mai is a classic, isn't it? I never get tired of it. The price tag is the only thing that's kept it out of my house!

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  17. Love! Seems like we're on the same page because I'm also posting about fabrics today. So hard to narrow down.

    Hope you have a great weekend and a wonderful Mother's Day!

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  18. You've got some great fabrics there. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with the panels for your daughter. I have four plain white Pottery Barn Panels that I'm looking to do something to, maybe you'll provide a little inspiration.

    Good luck with all of your projects.

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  19. Lovely fabrics. Can't wait to see everything finished and put together. Happy Sewing!

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  20. Wow - you really are sewing up a storm! Can't wait to see how you worked around the grommet hole...

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