Well, I am about 95% done taking down my Christmas decorations.
I have all the trees dismantled, except the HUGE tree in the living room. I have taken off the ornaments, I still have lights to remove and branches to take down. I am actually pretty happy with the progress so far. I do have a miscellaneous wreath and some odd florals that need to be put away.
I always happen to find an ornament or trinket months later tucked away somewhere that I missed putting away.
While I was taking breaks from undecorating I tried my new sewing machine.
I wish that I could say that I have been sewing like a mad woman since buying the machine several months ago.
But I can't.
In fact, up until last month I had only sewed a small slipcover for a footstool.
One of my resolutions this year is to do more sewing.
So far, so good.
I made three pillow slips.
I made them using vintage table cloths and sweaters I bought a Salvation Army.
I made them envelope style so I could just pop them in the washing machine when they get dirty, and of course they are my favorite color
Isn't it the cutest little edge detail!
I used the end of a table runner. I took me a little extra time to figure out how to get the edge on the outside and not sew it inside out by accident like I did with my last sewing project.
I love how it turned out I think I will try it again.
I must say after working on these pillows I did wander around the house looking for more sewing projects to work on.
I am thinking a trip to the fabric store might be necessary soon.
I am joining The Creative Girl for Just Something I Whipped Up sewing edition, and a new link party Masterpiece Monday with Mary from Boogieboard Cottage.
Sew, how about you?
Have you been busy in the new year?