Sunday, March 15, 2009

Project Mode

I have now completed one of several of my projects in revamping Ryan's old room.  I'm really pleased with this new bedding.  This bedding project has been driving me crazy for weeks.  

A while back, after designing and figuring out the math for this project, I headed to Strawberry Patches to pick up my fabric.  I left empty handed, but placed an order for what I needed.  The day of Ryan's emergency room visit, I got a call from Strawberry Patches saying my fabric was in.  It was just the Minkee and I was left waiting for the chenille.  After weekly visits to Strawberry Patches, inquiring about the fabric, I was told it was back ordered until who knows when (Ryan now knows what chenille is because of these visits).  I finally broke down and ordered some online.  Saturday was spent going to F&M and Hancock to get the rest of my supplies.  After these visits, I was officially in, what Phil calls, "Project Mode."  Today, I finally finished the first of several projects.  Phil is glad to have me back in the interim and to have me semi unplug from my  "Project Mode."  Next on my list are a new valance, slip covers for the glider, and getting the room repainted (which Phil has said he will be doing).  

I'm trying to look past the green paint with this bedding and the mismatched crib sheet for the time being.  

Any suggestions for a neutral paint color that you like would be welcome.  


  1. came out great! you really are an expert seamstress. where did you get all of your skills? i'm impressed!

  2. My mom, grandma, and great-grandma are all expert seamstresses and have been teaching me their skills since I was little. Glad you like it.

  3. that's so cool! you should go into business! lots of work though, considering you already have a job. makes a GREAT hobby too, huh?

  4. The CAO & The Queen BeeMarch 17, 2009 at 7:38 AM

    Great Job! I love it! Frank fully understands project mode - it takes over our whole house.

  5. I can't believe you finished it so quickly! It was just piles of fabric two weeks ago. Looks awesome!

  6. Here it is almost April and I am just getting around to looking at some blogs, need to post as well.
    Love the bedding. You did a great job. Can't wait to see the finished product (paint, etc).
    Looking forward to this weekend with you guys and Doug & Vanessa. Should be fun seeing everyone.