Why do I do this to myself? My favorite project? How can I choose? I love them all!
Well if I HAD to choose, these are the projects I would select.
1. The first one is the cover I made for the daybed on my back porch.
This was a big sewing project because I had to make 10 pillows as well as the cover for the bed itself. This was my first grain sack project and really the first project I did after starting my blog. I used vintage grain sacks for all of these pillows.
2. The second one would have to the rustic beam and curtains I added to the powder room.
I cut the board and hung it pretty much by myself, so I patted myself on the back big time when I finished this one. I also gouged the wall when I dropped the board, but really what are a few scratches among friends?
3. The last project I am selecting is going to have to be the slipcovers I made for my dining room chairs. I also had to reinforce the seats, and I cut all of those boards myself. I might have burned the motor out on the saw, but again, that’s not the point.
So now that I shared my favorite projects with you, what are your favorite projects you have completed???
You’re right, what are a few gouges and scratches not to mention burned out power tools, when the end result is so gorgeous? Loooooove those grainsack covers.
LOVE the bedspread on the day bead- do you a tutorial on how to make it anywhere?
No the spread, but I am planning to.
Michelle Mortensen says
You have some great sewing skills. I can hardly sew a button. My goal/ resolution is to learn to sew this year. My teenage daughter received an excellent sewing machine a couple of years ago (she’s very artistic) – but she doesn’t have time for that now that she’s in high school. I can use her machine!
I always enjoy your posts and your wonderful photos.
Michelle from simplysantabarbara.blogspot.com
Yay Michelle!! Glad you have a machine.
Pam Fredrickson says
I love your projects and yes tutorials would be wonderful as I am a clutz and need all the instructions I can get..I simply love your grain sack pillows where did you find the material and \I would love the instructions for the pillows…love your site!!
Mary Feguson says
All of the three project are terrific. Love the day bed cover and pillows. What a great place to relax.
I would have to say I made beautiful balloon drapes for my 12 foot living room and they were lined. So much to sew, but they turned out so good. I hated to take them down when I re-modeled. The wallpaper and fabric on the furniture all coordinated with the drapes. My very favorite living room. That was many moons ago. Still make my drapes – last one were 6 years ago.
Have a great week Anita.
can you tell me where I could purchase grain sacks?
ebay for now. I am tyring to find a source that will ship.
Marlene Stephenson says
I know,win some lose some, still everything is just beautiful. Happy weekend.
Margaret Smith says
PLEASE do a tutorial on using a ruffler foot – complete with what kind you use, and pictures. Lots and lots of pictures. Those things confound me.
Bonnie Morgan says
Your projects are wonderful. Your creative side is amazing.
Linda Janney says
I went to rountop on Wednesday & bought feed sacks from Anna’s going to try those pillows! I was surprised that this is some thick material. Thanks for the info & she had them for $20 cheaper than eBay with the shipping
Gloria @ glutenfreepoodlehome says
I can see why those are your favorite projects. My favorite from the past was a Grandmothers Flower garden quilt made all by hand out of thousands of hexagons. One layer of each hexagon used printed feed sacks from the 30’s and 40’s and I used repro feedsack fabric for the rest. My favorite new one is I am currently making a quilt of of ebroidery pieces cut off damaged linens. It is coming out nice!
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
Those are my favorite projects too….but then again, your entire home building process is my favorite project!!!
Alice Hanson says
Love those projects too! I am in Australia as I read your blog. Makes me homesick for my Texas home! But I am enjoying my time here too! Love you spirit!