Enter Colleen Hamilton. [As a side note I mentioned Colleen in the post about our adventures in homemade baby food. And Meg mentioned her here. And I mentioned her again here]. Anyway, from what I can gather, Colleen is one of those people who actually attempts what she pins. Imagine that! So she FB'd me to share her result. And I'm so glad she did! I was suddenly re-inspired to try one myself! I'm slowly but surely working on Genevieve's big girl room and thought this would be a nice addition to it. This project wasn't easy for a beginner seamstress. And it certainly wasn't fast. But I have to say I am super proud of myself for the final result (regardless of how novice-y it is upon close inspection!). PS- I know adding a dash and a Y after a word doesn't make it a real word, but I can't help myself.
Here are some photos:
|I love that this project only requires 1 yard of fabric!|
|batting and piping are required also but still not a bad total price (see end for breakdown).|
|because I'm all about keepin it real- the toughest part for me- the blind stitch!|
Some things I wish I'd known/Did:
Cost for this project:
Fabric: $6 (on sale from here)
Polyfill: $4.50 for 2 bags
and I have leftovers of everything which I always feel makes a project even cheaper...
Oh and if you are thinking "Are you crazy if you think I'm gonna attempt this DIY" then Living with Punks sells them here! I think it'd make a fantastic gift!!
What about you? What challenging projects have you taken on lately?