Once again, I happened upon an awesome “March Madness” fabric sale at Home fabrics last month. I had been waiting for a deal on upholstery fabric and was so excited when I found it again!
I got a great little houndstooth pattern to cover our arm chair and ottoman (Yay!). It is a treated outdoor fabric (Yes!) and it was only $2 a yard (Oh yeah!).
After I washed and Ironed the fabric, I set out to start the slipcovering process. A couple of late nights and I had finished the chair body. It was also about that time I realized that I wasn’t going to have enough to finish the cushions or the ottoman.
You’d think I’d have learned my lesson by now.
Back to the store for more March Madness. And I was mad alright. They didn’t have any of the houndstooth left. Why, oh why, do I do this to myself?? One more yard would have made the difference. poop.
No sense dwelling on the past. Instead I chose a botanical print with a brown background that should do the trick. Not what I wanted, but a good Plan B.
And that is still where I’m at. I grew frustrated and moved on to other projects. I sewed a pair of drapes for the back room of our house AKA classroom, office, multipurpose room, and junk room (I must admit, I’m getting pretty good at a blind hem!)That was a side project from my ADD brain when I first found the amazing fabric sale. New drapes for $6! I even got my neighbor down there and now she is planning on slipcovering her sofas! And I’ve still got 12 more yards of other fabric to make new curtains for our living room!
And now that’s on hold too. The sun’s out and the daffodils are blooming. Spring is here at last! I’ve cleaned up my flower beds and the lawn is freshly mown (is mown a word?). It’s time to get out into the world and breathe some fresh air for awhile!
Oh, and this is going on too.
My baby is now climbing those new curtains and everything else in sight. Her daredevil moves are enough to give me a heart attack.
She has cut the inside of her mouth three times this week from falling off random furniture onto her face.
She kills me.
But she has such a sparkle in her eye from her accomplishment, I can’t help but shake my head and smile.