My sprucing up the garden shed project continues. I showed you here how I printed the fabric with kids foam. I've finally gotten to sewing a couple quick seams on each piece of canvas. I didn't do any fancy sewing - I just sewed each side seam, stuffed in the foam and tucked it in all around. I know how to make fitted cushions but because these won't last that long outside, the less labor the better.
I'm basically happy how the fabric came out and looks on the cushions. For a first try, I will even say it was a success. The sunflowers we grow were the inspiration.
The scale of our landscape here is pretty vast and our little shed always looks lost sitting in front of the big hill. Aesthetically, a huge old red barn would look better to my eye. I've become realistic though and know that probably won't happen anyday soon. So we tinker around with the little shed, stuffing it full of gardening tools, hoses, stakes, wagons, outdoor furniture - it's pretty much full to the brim - a disorganized mess and catch-all. But you've got to have a place like that, don't you?
The last thing I want to do is paint the trim on the little window but honestly folks, I don't know when I will ever get to that! The days are getting shorter and shorter and I've got sunflowers to harvest.
BOOK PARTY - MAY 5-6
to celebrate the publication of my new book
CRAFTING A PATTERNED HOME.
Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.
This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.
The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.