Sunday, October 3, 2010

More Holiday Projects

Inspired by the ever inspiring Miss Tina from Rubies Place I decided to dust the cobwebs off my sewing machine and have a go at making a couple of pillow shams for my newly decorated bedroom.  There is something strangely satisfying about creating a useful, practical item from a length of fabric.   It was also a good opportunity to sort through my fabric stash!   I would love to have an organised sewing room.  A lovely little cupboard like this one here where I could sort all my fabrics into their various colour tonings and another shelf for all my threads and ribbons.  How wonderful it would be to swing open the doors and have everything there ready to go.  Such a shame you (and your gorgeous little pink wardrobe) live 1400kms away Sandy!    Alas, my fabric storage consists of a number of Coles Eco shopping bags in the bottom of a wardrobe!   Hardly inspiration for spontaneous creativity.
For me sewing is a bit like painting.  I just get so caught up in what I'm doing that the hours simply fly by.  This is why I love being home on holidays - no time restrictions and no feeling guilty about other (more important) jobs I should be doing.  It was also lovely to be able to snuggle into my favourite chair with just my fabric and needle and thread, listen to the sounds of the rain pit patting on the roof and completely lose myself in double hemming stitch.   I've always loved hand stitching and embroidery and am fascinated at the amazing range of patterns which can be created with such simple tools. 

The little ruffle just finishes it off!  


  1. Oh it's absolutely gorgeous! You clever thing! A-M xx

  2. whoa! How clever are you!!! I adore things like that, i am in awe...Mel xx *ps thank you for all your lovely comments & visits to my blog *

  3. Sharyne, your pillow case is GORGEOUS! I love the double hem stitch and that ruffle is beautiful! You have been such a busy bee over the break:) I just LOVE your sewing! Thank you so much for your sweet mention. Wishing you a wonderful week ~ Tina x


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