I feel like life is flying by lately. I mean, I'm enjoying it and getting things done and trying to be in the moment, but I blink and another week is gone!
Monday started with a window-washing session which led to new curtains being made.
I have had yardage of this gorgeous Loulouthi Velveteen since January - just waiting for inspiration to hit and kick my butt in gear (actually I really wanted to re-paint the living room but that's not happening any time soon).
So Monday afternoon I whipped out these curtains - seriously - each panel took about 15 minutes.
Nice thing about velveteen - you don't really have to iron it!! I was really lazy and just folded the selvedge and hemmed each side, serged the bottom and top and sewed the channel for the curtain rod - easy!
They look so great! I love them! I still need two more panels on the big window but it works for now and I'll wait until I see it on sale somewhere.
I hung up some of the "old" living room curtains (they had some rips from a curtain removal gone wrong) in my bedroom - this is one of my favorite fabrics of all time. And now I still get to see it everyday.
This week was all about catching up on Bee blocks.
I wanted to make one more block for Tamiko's "Magnum PI" theme and went with a pineapple - very Hawaiian.
Doesn't that Chicopee fabric look just like the outside of a pineapple?!
And Leila's month is September and she asked for "favorite things".
She said we could do whatever we wanted - favorite fabrics, foods, blocks, places, things...
So I used some of my favorite fabrics and two paper piecing patterns I had wanted to try out.
Ayumi's ice cream bars (I love ice cream):
and Sew-Ichigo's latte pattern (love coffee too!):
I got a little carried away with the latte pattern (I have more planned - believe me!) and made a couple of mug rugs for two friends.
I used some of my new Spoonflower fabric in the latte blocks.
(It's this one since I've already gotten lots of questions about it on Instagram)
And in case anyone needs to do some shopping this weekend:
Southern Fabric has the whole shop on sale - 10% off with coupon code: newshopper10.
Pink Castle Fabrics has a cool new Stash Builders section and the entire section is 15% off this weekend with coupon code: stash15.
Fabricworm has 10% off all Robert Kaufman fabrics through 9/21.
And MichellePatterns has a cool new mini-book all about writing your own PDF patterns - I'm totally buying it! It's 50% off right now too with coupon code: patternmaking.
OK hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!