French Room: Update

So I did a little sewing last weekend, trying to pull this room together! If you’ve ever visited South Florida in the summer, you understand why being outside sanding, painting, and finished furniture is a no-go. Seriously. However, fall is coming! So back to the room it is!
I love mixing prints to get a more eclectic look and feel. I combined a few different looks to mix things up a bit. Fun, no?
For the pillows, I went with a white damask for the shams, then did an accent pillow in french script. Turns out you can buy pillow shapes, already stuffed, and just sew covers for them! Did you all already know that? I’m probably late to that party…oh well. I still need to find a good red for one last accent pillow.
For my curtains, I went with a bold polka dot. Why not? A simple curtain in a bold pattern helps bring a room together, in my opinion.
Can’t forget flowers, I’m on a huge babies breath kick right now. Can’t. Get. Enough.
And finally, what room is complete without some Silvia Plath poetry? No room is the answer. No room.

That’s all for now!

xo. Brie

DIY: Apron

apron_fabric_ps I had plenty of fabric left over from making the couch pillows a few weeks ago, so I decided to use the scraps to make an apron! The prints were already so pretty, and I’d been meaning to make one for a while. apron_square_ps
apron_sewing_ps Instead of following a pattern, I just sort of eye-balled the sizes. I started with a big square of the fabric that I wanted for the skirt. I used a different fabric for the tie and pockets, to give it some contrast. Hemming everything before going any further saved me some time later on. apron_sewing-2_ps I then base-stitched and gathered the top of the apron, and sewed the tie along the gathered side. It was a little tricky, but worked out great by the end. apron_done-floor_ps2 apron_mirror_ps All done! It turned out great, in fact, I’m planning to make another one for my mom for her birthday. Shhh, don’t tell her.

xo. Brie

DIY Throw-pillow covers

pillows_full-view-2__ps I’ve been wanting to sew new pillow covers for a while. But the absence of my sewing machine made me keep putting off the project, and the though of doing it by hand was daunting. I finally bit the bullet, sewed two sides of one pillow by hand…and drove to get my sewing machine the next day. And after a cool 30 minutes, wa-la! Good as new. pillows_two_ps

pillows_machine_ps I really love these pillows. I purposefully picked four different but compatible fabrics because I felt it would better compliment the eclectic vibe we have going at Bungalow. And I loved them all so much choosing one would have been hard! pillows_fingers_ps Thanks to the machine, the only part I had to sew by hand was the openings I stuffed the pillows in. Because I was simply recovering these and not making all new pillows, I didn’t have to deal with stuffing the pillows, just shoving the old ones in their new cases! pillows_full-view-2__ps There you have, successful pillow-recover! I love the combo of bold solid colors with the flowers. Each of these fabrics are so fun, it makes me want to play with different fabrics more and more.

What have you sewn recently?

xo. Brie

Curtains for the Kitchen

curtains_done_ps I found this fabric months ago, before we even moved into Bungalow. It was mostly my favorite because it was decorated in words that describe wine. Curtains_print_ps Shiraz, Italy, Red, Smooth, Chardonnay, White, Blush, Harvest, Glass, Corkscrew, Robust, Grapes, and finally, Wine. Curtains_sewing_psI’m so happy with how these curtains turned out, they definitely add something to the kitchen. And sewing them with my magical machine took all of 5 minutes.

xo. Brie.

Sewing again, and it feels so good…

sewing_psSo I’ve been putting it off for a while, but I finally went and picked up my sewing machine from the storage unit. I had so many sewing projects to do at Bungalow, and nothing motivates getting your sewing machine more than sewing by hand…

Seriously, if you sew by hand, mad respect. It not only takes forever, but gives you hand cramps something fierce. So buckle your seat-belts, here come the sewing posts.

xo. Brie