Last weekend, I was sitting thinking about how both my house here in the city and Cranberry Cottage have a very autumnal look. I was inspired to do little things to bring a bit of spring or summer to the cottage. The first and easiest thing to do is work on my pillows on the couch. I will show you photos of how it looks after I come back home on Sunday but here is a peek at what I am working on today...
The cushions are green and brown shades tapestry with various woodland animals on them. I brought this one home to use for the sizing of the new covers I am making.
I used fabrics from my quilt stash cupboard so I did not have to spend any money on this quick makeover. First, I sewed a simple pillowcase slip in a pink and cream plaid. This slipcase is longer than the pillow it will cover.
I then sewed a square slipcover in a pretty 1800s reproduction dress flower print in just a half inch larger size as the pillow itself. This makes it easy to slip over the rest. I sewed some thin satin ribbon in browns and pinks to the opening of the slipcase.
Leaving the pink plaid fabric out on the end, I tied the ribbons with little bows and finished a simple summer look for our couch.
This will give you an idea of how these three pillows will look. I will take photos at the cottage. We are leaving this afternoon as soon as Jos gets home from work for a long weekend up north.
We had planned to go to France this week but had to change our plans as I am in the middle of physical therapy for my back problems and having major problems with a tooth. We just found out at the specialist's that this tooth is fractured down in the jaw. It will have to be pulled and a bridge made. This is going to cost buckets of money plus I am really not looking forward to getting it done. I am going to try and put it all off until I can get some insurance next year. I have an appointment for the end of November to have the tooth pulled but the assistant told me to call if it starts to hurt, which it doesn't right now, and she will put me in right away to have it pulled. Keep your fingers crossed for me that I can make it until then?
So we are taking a mini vacation up at our cottage which is where we love to be anyway. We plan on visiting a village I read about this week. I will be sure to take lots of photos of the walk to share with all of you...
Have a wonderful week and weekend further and I will see you all again on Sunday!