Wow, what a fast and busy couple of weeks it's been!!
As you may have read, we are moving back "home" to Chicagoland, and our house is now officially (as of today) on the market!
(Insert nervous feelings and lots of prayers here...)
We have been getting SO many great projects done in preparation for the sale, and doing lots of staging!!!
I'll be sharing them with you over the next week or so, but here's my most recent project and also the worst DIY mistake I've ever made...
let me warn you, it's not for the faint of heart...
and it's ok if you snicker just a little too...
just a little later after the fact! :)
To make my daughter's shared room seem more spacious from the doorway, I took down the quilt and rack that used to hang on the wall (seen in this post) and replaced it with very inexpensive white letters found at Michael's to spell "DREAM"!
Too easy, and too cute!
I also took fabric that matches the window mistreatments I had made, and made bedskirts!
The plan was to make 2 bedskirts and matching pillow shams.
NOT end up in the emergency room.
Yup, you read that right!!!
Apparently while you're sewing with a very fast sewing machine you should actually be paying attention to what you're doing, and not thinking of the millions of other things left on your getting-the-house-ready-to-sell-to-do-list.
Cause if you don't actually pay attention to what you're doing something very painful and bad can happen...
Did you know that you can actually sew that needle straight through your finger???
And that it will break into like four pieces?
With one piece left in the needle holder in the machine,
and another stuck out the bottom of your finger,
and another piece actually INSIDE your finger??
Yeah...I didn't know that either!
But trust me, after having minor surgery to get that sliver of broken metal out, I won't be making that mistake again!!!
I know that I should "climb back on the horse" soon and finish hemming bedskirt #2,
but for now, I'll be waiting :)! LOL
No use feeling like a complete tool twice in one week!!!
The pillow shams will be waiting for a bit too!
So now, the one on the left is hemmed, and the one on the right isn't.