Sunday, February 1, 2009

A retreat.

So I feel that every woman needs...a retreat. A place they go into that just relaxes them. I have been searching for mine. I wanted it to be my bedroom. A place that I would enjoy some solitude. ... such a place was not to be. I searched high and low for bedding that would be soothing and romantic ... I found some at Linen's and Things...but it was a short lived love. It feel apart within 2mths. INSANE! Not happy. THEN they go out of business. Those fools! I didn't know what to do. I searched every where. Then Sara....(think she got tired of my complaining) said "Why don't we just make it?" "Really? mmm" I replied. Not completely sure about that.

So a week or so later we're off to JoAnn's. Promise we won't take long (anyone else hear the laughter?). I am in heavan! So much to choose from. (she introduced me to the home fabric area) I didn't know where to start. FINALLY we find the starting fabric...and then I just keep choosing and choosing....this for the bed, this one for pillows, oh might as well as cover the stool the cat ruined (grab that one), OH need trim, and tassels. SO MUCH! I was excited.

Got home and started in right away on the stool and the curtains. I took the easy way out and hot glued the curtain seams (no sewing) and just pinned and tucked the stool cover and hot glued on the trim. Nice! Took and hour.

Yes the curtains are only hung with rings and clear command hooks. Easy peasy.

Here's the stool. I just hot glued on the trim around the edge of the stool. I like how it somewhat contrasts with the bedding. Bringing some "testosterone" into the room.

So a week passes by before I can even THINK about doing the rest of it. Because this WILL require some sewing. Finally I woke up on Saturday and said well hell I better get it done. LOL.
That's with TWO table leafs in the table. GAH! The blanket/duvet like cover took FOREVER (I have the backache to prove it).

Below is one of the toss pillows. I cheated...sewed the square and THEN fabric glued the trim around the edges. Held it in with pins until it dried.

So I made everything and I mean everything. I still have to finish the bottom of the cover (glueing velcro onto it so it "closes" at the end), the bloster pillow and a rectangle envelope pillow. Other then that....(very minor things) I'm done.
Drum roll please.................

SARA! Get OFF the bed!
Okay NOW you can see it.

I also want to add trim to my lampshades so they coordinate.


Sara said...

I love it! Really!

And I'm proud of ya. Great job.

Anonymous said...

Your bedroom whispers of tranquility. I love it. :) Great job, Holly!

Anonymous said...

That is beautiful!

The Negron Family said...

You're so freaking crafty Holly. I don't know where you find the time or the patience you Martha Stewartly talented woman you!!!!

ABW said...


I bought a new comforter, that's about how handy I have been in the last few years!

Tricia Anne said...

Great job! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Crafty Niche said...

Wow, you did a wonderful job on your sewing! Looks so peaceful!

jenjen said...

You really put some time and work into your redo. Your bed looks like it could be in a model home. Great job!!!


Anonymous said...

I am impressed! Makes you want to grab a good book and relax!

Jodi said...

very impressive!