It was so nice to have a LONG weekend
hibernate a little.
Saturday, I stayed in pretty much the entire day,
I cleaned and sewed
while catching up on some sappy love stories on
The Hallmark Channel.
Yes, I am that girl:).
I admit it,
I am hooked on those feel good, happy ending movies.
I would sum up the day as quite perfect:).
How about you?
Are you that kind of person that could be completely
happy & content being home ALL day???
Even though I enjoyed every minute of being home
it was nice to
get out of the house on Sunday for some much needed fun
alone time with my guy.
Here are some details from my project on Saturday.
These ottomans below are from Calico Cornersand they were very happy in my last home in Colorado,where I had the rustic/lodgey thing going on.
After moving into this house,
it was always the plan to change out the fabric.
So on a whim on Saturday morning I decided
to slipcover them myself.
The wonderful thing about fabric is you
can create a beautiful & custom look in your home
without paying the custom $,
especially if you can either sew or do the work yourself.
Sometimes you can also find local workrooms that
are pretty reasonable.
What I like to do is, use it on smaller projects,
such as pillows, cushions, ottomans,
stools, curtains, small chairs or upholstered pieces,
that way you can keep the cost down,
because you are not needing a large quantity.
Don’t be afraid to use what you have and change things up a little.
First, I measured the top and sides
then cut a 30″ square(x2), pinched the corners
and made a vertical line to follow with my pins.
Make sure you’re sides are all even and match up along the horizontal edge,
otherwise you will find your skirt will be uneven.
Then, sew your corners.
My favorite part the pleat:).
Isn’t everything cuter with pleats?
For each ottoman I used a formula to find out how
much pleated fabric I would need.
I took the total width around the entire square
which was 68″ then I multiplied it by 1.5,
to get the fullness.
Which = 102″ give or take.
That meant I needed 2 widths(of 54″ fabric)
to make the skirt.
Are you still with me???
I cut 2 strips of 12″ going width wise.
I sewed them together, that gave me 108″.
Then folded the 108″(leave room for error) in half to give
the skirt more body, which left me with 6″.
I then pleated & pinned every 4″
and sewed the skirt onto the top piece,
making sure they were both flipped inside out.
Once you have sewn the slipcover,
flip back over to the right side & iron the skirt,
pleats and corners.
The total amount of fabric used was 2.25 for both ottomans.
I have to say I am really happy with the way it came out.
They just fit the room MUCH better:).
And we now have more seating
who couldn’t use more seating?
As you can see I also painted the legs.
Change is a good thing:).
Ok, so onto the LOVE part.
One of my resolutions for this year was to make more time for
my husband & I.
I have been so blessed and lucky to have found
this amazing guy.
That is why I knew it was important to start carving out more time for US.
Don’t get me wrong we spent lots of time together but as a family:),
it was that alone time that needed a little boost.
We have been together for 13 years, married for almost 10
and I have to say I still LOVE this man,
just as much and even more.
Your love changes and grows through the years
as you have children, buy homes,
move across country 2,3, or 4 times:),
get new jobs, go through hardship and find joy
and as you both grow into different versions of yourself.
But when you can say you still have that LOVE
after 13 years then its worth
giving it MORE time to grow.
So on Sunday, we packed a picnic and headed to the country.
We hit a few vineyards and ended up at one of our favorites.
It was simple & fun.
Just how it was when we first met.
It reminded us both
of how simple LOVE really can be sometimes.
I guess you can say I am feeling the LOVE lately,
maybe it is all those movies:)!
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