Monday, October 11, 2010

Memorail Day in Gruene, TX from So Shabby Pink

We spent a very nice day in Gruene, TX on Memorial Day. What a fun place to go. The weather was perfect (not too hot) and we ate at The Grist Mill. They have the best fried shrimp I have ever eaten.
So Shabby Pink

Monday, October 04, 2010

So Shabby Pink - Slip Cover Project Continues

I am almost embarrassed for you to know it has taken me over a year to finish up this ottoman slip cover. Back in March of 2009 , I started a project that had been waiting for me for a very long time. Now, in October of 2010, I am just finishing only one element of it, the ottoman.

The saying goes that "if you want to get something done, give it to a busy person." I am not so sure that applies to me! There are only 24 hours in a day and I have a bad habit of starting too many projects at one time! Does that sound like any of you?

I still have to hem or put on a skirt...not sure yet.
Here is what it's SUPPOSED to look like
Ottoman from "Slipcovers by Shelly"
This is my first attempt ever at slip covers and I just didn't get the two seams lined up well. I probably should have cut one long piece with only one seam to go all the way around. I am learning!

I will keep going and come back to it after I know I have enough fabric to finish a chair. Here I go!

There are fabulous girls out there that have inspired me to do this. Every time I go look at their blogs, I pull the fabric out and do a little more. This blog -
Pink and Polkadot - got me started. I LOVE this blog! I downloaded her ebook and it has and continues to help me a great deal. I also have a book on slipcovering that I frequently reference.

Other blogs I have read to learn about slip covers are:

Cozy Cottage Slipcovers
Slip Cover Chic
Much To Do With Nothing
Custom Slipcovers by Shelley - I bought her How to Make Slipcover DVD

I will just stick with this project until I get it finished, even if it takes years!
Thanks for stopping by today and I will keep you posted.
So Shabby Pink