A few covers that have made their way onto my work table and then into our home in the past few months.
Made on New Years morning, to be precise. I remember because we were just about to host a brunch and when cleaning the bathroom I was slightly horrified at the ripped, stained and old curtain hanging there. So. As we do, I made this one in time for the guests to arrive. I used a thrifted sheet, and the blue is leftover from the bathroom rugs I made last fall. I think it's enough so that they 'match' without being 'matchy'. I don't know, that's what I tell myself anyway. And the scene above? Oh, that would be the cat outside trying to get his girl to let him in the window, and his girl looking at me with disgust that I won't comply (I have this silly thing about using doors for such things).
I used a thick, but soft upholstery fabric so it would hold shape on our odd shaped television (the old cover was floppy and irritating), and binding on the bottom. If you look closely, you'll see that it's an inch too short. Dang. That would be my math skills at work. The shortness kind of drives me crazy too, so I think there will be a new, and BIGGER binding added to this soon. Oh, and the nest patch! A little treat from Lisa Solomon that I was very happy to use. Stephanie posted about her television cover yesterday, and mentioned also seeing one in the latest Blueprint.
I picked up this hinged box on a thrifting trip recently, and covered it with one of my favorite prints (I think it's Robert Kaufman). One of my 'strategies' for combining handwork with the daily care of little ones, is that I always keep projects close at hand. Nearly every room has a basket of some kind that holds embroidery, knitting, sewing, and the like. So if and when there are moments when all is well throughout the room, and I'm itching to play with thread and needle, there's always a project nearby. It works pretty well for me. These 'room basket' projects generally move along at a slow pace, but I like the consistency of them - and usually, when each is finished, I have a flood of memories of what was going on around me as I worked on them.