Friday, September 18, 2009

*Of Sewing,Face Serum & My Favourite Colours*.......

The other day was one of those days you know the sort where everything just seems to go wrong from the moment you open your sleep filled eyes... well that was me. I was finishing off a cushion I was making & if there is one thing I learnt early on when making cushions it was NEVER EVER cut the back out until you are ready to sew it on.... ok so this day was no different, cut out the first back only to find it too small. measured it again, re cut it only to find too small again, oh come on what is going on here the measurements were right. I was getting pretty hot under the collar by this stage even considered turfing it when I looked over to my wall & saw hanging there the words..... Keep Calm & Carry On...... how true these five little words are, so measured yet again, cut & what do you know.... perfect fit. I have always believed that things come in three's.... so was not at all surprised to find the other day that the packets of serum hiding in the back of my bathroom cupboard that I thought I had bought for my face quite awhile back & began applying every night before bed.... were in fact on a closer look.... for my hair!!!! Written in tiny writing on the little bottles was the description of how *soft* the hair would feel after application & the brilliant shine that would be achieved! Have to admit the same can now be said for my face.... yes it is a lot softer although the shine has disappeared by morning! After a bit of consideration I have come to the conclusion that no harm has been caused & as I have had all my hair chopped off super short again.... well my face needs it more than my hair...... Am still waiting for the 3rd little mishap to happen.....
Yesterday I decided to make a cushion cover for the stool in my sewing room, made of wood it can get very hard under bum so went through my stash of fabric looking for the *right* shade of faded soft *blues* *pinks* & *greens*...... finally remembered the fabric I bought last year to use in my bedroom & set to cutting & sewing.....



A sage & white stripe was used for the back ties & the all round frill........



I love the soft mutted colours of this fabric..... it reminds of the the fabric that was around when I was young used for dresses, pinnies, cushion covers & tablecloths......


The end result, am loving it with the stool that was once wood stained & I painted white... taking pride of place in my sewing room......




Wishing you all a great weekend......








9 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

Don't you just hate those day!!
It can only get better.
Cute cushion.
Alison

Rebecca said...

LOVE the Cushion! LOVE IT!

Now...look up! Good things come to those who wait!

Love to you~

Rebecca

Pink and Pretty Designs said...

That cushion is SO pretty! Well done!

I'm loving your blog
Sheryn xox

Connie said...

It still turned out gorgeous, sugar! I would have been thrilled to have it look like that.
xoxo,
Connie

Tanza said...

Hi Lyn,
Ooohh what a day !! It's all going up hill from here !! That cushion turned out sweet !! LoVe that !! Hoping you have a wonderful, fun week-end !! Glad to see you back in bloggie land !!
hugs ~tea~xo

blushing rose said...

What a darling fabric for a cushion. It is so sweet ... You've had your days, haven't you. Have a lovely weekend. TTFN ~Marydon

blushing rose said...

I just love Rebecca, Lyn. She's a diamond ... TY for popping over. I love it when you do. TTFN ~Marydon

Sarah said...

Ahh the theme song to Friends started playing in my mind when I was reading this post. LOL!
That cushion cover is just beautiful.
~S~

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Lynn,

What a pretty cushion! I loved your little story about the hair/face serum. Too funny. I hope it doesn't make you grow hair on your face! NO, I'm just kidding lol
I have put you in my favorites now.
I will be visitng again.

Debbie