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


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

  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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!

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

  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!

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

  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,


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

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

  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!

  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!

  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.

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

  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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