Friday, September 18, 2009

sew & tell v. 1.0.3


Hello! I have been recovering all week from our little getaway.

Lake Habeeb - Rocky Gap State Park, Maryland
I got to catch up on some sleep and that's all I've been wanting to do since I got back!  I hope you are all ready to go for sew & tell!  (yes amy, that means you.  and you too!)

I panicked a little last night when I realized I hadn't touched my sewing machine all week and needed something to post today!

Then I remembered a quick little project that I had been putting off - The Undercover Crate, by the lovely and talented Laura Gunn.  Who I wish I knew (does it count that I know someone, who's sister knows her?  I know, how very Ferris Bueller of me.).

I've been following her blog for a while and was pleased to see that we have the same taste in spray paint.  You will enjoy looking around her blog.  She's got great style.  I just ordered some of her debut line, Lantern Bloom, and I cannot wait to get it!

Anyway, back to sew & tell!  I have a big plan for my bedroom, involving several prints from Amy Butler's Nigella collection.  I made a duvet cover about a year ago.  I ♥ it so much!  When I first bought the fabric I didn't have any idea what else I was going to do.   But it's been evolving into a pillow, duvet, fabric wall art extravaganza!  Expect more to come.

Our nightstands are a bit of the problem in the reading material storage area.  So I bought some ugly crates and decided to try out Laura's tutorial.

I think I'm in love!

And here it is in it's new home:



It's just a small piece of the overall vision, but I can't wait to finish up the rest!  I need to go make the cover for my side now!  This tutorial was SUPER easy and took less than an hour (easily).


Are you ready to share your finishes and accomplishments from this week?!  I'm ready to see them! Please follow the sew & tell rules below.

1. Link to a post about a finish you had this week (don't just link to your blog, please!)
2. Link back to this post so more peeps can join in the fun!  If it is a post from earlier in the week, just please add a note about sew & tell.
3. Enjoy getting motivated and patting each other on the backs in the comments!  This is the funnest part about sew & tell - sharing and inspiring!




17 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Barb said...

What a wonderful idea...looks great under your night table.

wishes, true and kind said...

I love the undercover crate! What a clever idea!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

"Present!"

I love your crate cover! I have a few that need a makeover for my girls - need to revisit that tute :) So glad that you had a nice time away, and you guys should do it again before too long. That pic is beautiful too!

buttercup said...

I love that crate cover. I have seen the tutorial before and thought it would be cool. I just have sewing issues so will probably never do it.

Nicole said...

Beautiful. I should have known there was an alternative to the stack of magazines and books on the floor next to my bed. You linked to that tutorial, right?

Dee said...

Awesome idea...and I'm actually ahead of the curve on this one! Only I have a basket with a liner that I keep under my bedside table for books, heating pad, stuffed animals and whatever else happens to show up in there! Love the Sew and Tell and thanks for letting us play!

Laura Webb said...

Did you say recovering from a relaxing getaway? Hmmm. Not normal. Anyway, I want one of those crates! What type of ugly crate do you mean? P.S. I, of course, did not do anything creative this week. I read a whole book instead.

roseylittlethings said...

Such a great idea!

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

I did it I did it. ;o)

Beth said...

Great idea - I will have to check out that tutorial! Love the fabric you used for yours :)

She sews and scraps said...

I totally need to do some of these! I love the fabric you chose!
Thanks for doing this sew & tell, it was fun!

Amy said...

Love the crate idea - Jake's room could use 3 or 4 dozen of those...

I decided to link - I mean that darn quilt is *almost* finished!

angela said...

I love the crate! And the fabric you chose looks wonderful.

Whimsical Creations said...

That turned out fantastic!!

sewtakeahike said...

I love your little bin Amy! I was feeling the same about not sewing for a week when we got back from vacation! I'm making up for it now though!

sewtakeahike said...

p.s. the finish is each quilt block. I just didn't want you to think I wasn't following "the directions".... I know how you get about that, LOL. Ok, maybe it's not you, it's me. I get confused like that sometimes.

esquiltingpassion said...

Hi,
I am Elaine and just started blogging. I like your site and especially like the undercover bin. It has given me some ideas.
My email address genovae_@netzero.net

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