I still can't believe I actually sewed something! I feel like celebrating. It's been way too long since I sat down in front of my machine. So long in fact, that I had to thoroughly dust everything first. Ahem.
The foray back into my sewing studio was due to an adorable little blouse (belonging to one of my daughters), that needed a tricky repair. I wasn't sure I would be able to manage it since I have not sewn anything for ages (with my poorly hand still a challenge). But it went pretty well. Better than expected.
So, having done that, I tentatively picked up a cotton print skirt that I'd started back in September (for another daughter) and actually finished it before lunch time. Everyone was so happy! It's great to be back where I belong. And using both hands again. Before I knew it I was right back in there, whipping up these pillow sleeves that I had only been dreaming of and chatting about in the last post.
I think this turned out pretty cute. The "sleeves" were sewn separately and slipped onto the pillow, overlapping in the center, but could also be used individually on a pair of square pillows. The bows are just pinned on and help keep both sections secured in place. This is a simple project that can be adapted for patchwork, crewel, applique, or use a stenciled image or graphic for a modern look. And another thing I love is that, these are easy to store away. Without the pillow they are flat as a pancake.
Hmm. . . I wonder what I shall tackle next?