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Friday, October 26, 2012

Purple Words

Last week I decided to make my two pillow covers with that Ikea wordy fabric. I really do LOVE this fabric. It's so fun.

So I took these gold pillows that I bought a long time ago and took off their covers. And then after measuring and sewing some five-minute covers and put them on my white pillow forms.

Gold pillows before...

Wordy pillow after.
The word pillows are residing on my bed.

I also wanted an accent pillow for bed too. So using the extra purple fabric I had I covered a smaller pillow using this tutorial. I think it turned out adorable.

Now my bed is all pretty. And comfy. I winterized my bed last weekend too. Meaning I put my second comforter on the bed. During the winter I sleep with two comforters. :)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Halloween decor

I don't have much in the way of spooky decor.

I have my three witches I made a few years ago and a giant spider. This year I made a web for my spider to be on and hung him on my bedroom door.

I found the spider web idea via Pinterest. How About Orange has a great tutorial here.

Before ...
Spidey does get kind of lost because he is black too. But he pops off the door because he is 3D and the web is flat against the door. Maybe I'll hang him lower on the door so he is on the very bottom of the web. Either way I think the web is a great addition to Spidey.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Purple and Gold

I have been thinking about my Esmeralda costume for Halloween. My version is a simplified version of her main outfit. The skirt will be purple. I bought the fabric a week or so ago. I just need to sew the skirt. I'll have a white blouse top, which I need to find. She needs her gold bangles and earrings. I got some the other week too. And I really like them. I think I want to find a thick bangle to like she has on her left wrist. The ones I got are the thin ones. I even have a gold anklet I can wear. In order to incorporate her teal corset in my version I was thinking of having her skirt wrap be teal. (It's the dark purple fabric in the above picture.) I also plan on having her pink headband. I need to find a pattern for that. Also I need to get the perfect pink fabric. I think it would be fun to dye my hair black or find a long black wig that I could wear. But if not then my normal brown hair will work fine. I also want to find a tambourine or even a goat stuffed animal.. I think that would be fun.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

What I Read

What I Read

... Battlefield Earth: The Saga of the Year 3000. I'm almost done with it.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

This Happened Today

This Happened Today

... I worked from 10am to 6pm. Being the day before a football game I thought it would be more busy then it was.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012