Whew! It’s been a busy sewing week around here. I’ve had lots of different projects going, and been working hard trying to get them out on time. It’s been a fun week though. I really do love what I do, and though the busy weeks can be stressful and tiring I feel such a great sense of accomplishment when I get everything done. And I absolutely love delivering things that people are happy about; it brings me joy to make beautiful things for other people- especially when they really like what I’ve done for them.
I’m happy with the results of my work this week, and I think the recipients are happy too! Here’s a snapshot of what I’ve been working on:
My mom ordered this set from me a few weeks ago for a baby shower she’s attending this weekend. She requested green, yellow, and turquoise, and I couldn’t find anything in my fabric stash that I really liked in that combination. So I went searching online for fabric and came across this one that’s perfect! Once the fabric came in I had to move quickly to put this together and get it in the mail in time to reach her for the shower. Done!
Another friend brought me fabric to make throw pillows last week. With our trip to the beach last weekend I wasn’t able to start on them until this week, and she needed them for a shower she’s hosting this weekend. So they were my midweek project this week. I always enjoy sewing for this particular friend because I love her taste in fabric. This time was no different – I enjoyed working with her fabrics and I love how the pillows turned out. She was happy about them too. Yay!
I’ve been working with a designer to make this valance for a friend and former neighbor for awhile. Once the fabric was chosen and delivered to me I was eager to get to work on it. It is definitely the longest valance I’ve ever made, coming in at over 9 feet, and getting the medallions to line up all the way across took some solid thinking. Then there was the challenge of getting it stapled to the board in my not-so-big house, which is the part I finished up this morning. But I’m very pleased with the end result and hope it looks fabulous in her kitchen. At the very least it will add a lot of color!
Finally, I finished this bowtie. It’s been in the works for 6 weeks, but I’ve had so much going on – sewing and otherwise – that it keeps getting shelved. But I’m determined to take it to my friend on Sunday. Plus my daughter informed me this morning that I needed to finish it. So it was today’s other project, and it’s all done. Ready for delivery on Sunday.
In the midst of all the actual sewing I’ve been doing a lot of legwork on my fall and winter dresses, in anticipation of a trunk show less than a month away. I still don’t have all the fabrics I need, but (finally) most of them are currently in route to me. One more dress is still in the design stage, but I saw some brand new fabric online yesterday that inspired me. I think it’s time to get down to the actual business of putting these dresses together, so keep an eye on my blog for pictures as I get things going! I’m excited to see it all come together, and I hope other moms will be too.