Sunday, May 10, 2009

Blue Monday


BLUE Monday is hosted by Sally from SmilingSally. Be sure to click to see all the other Blue Monday participants and hope you'll leave everyone a comment. They'll be happy you did.

This weekend I made 2 new cushions for my sofa. I love the floral in them and you can see the BLUE flowers in the fabric. I added a red trim to them and like the way they bring out the red which goes so well with the BLUE.









Do you remember a few weeks ago I made drapes using the same fabric. The pillows give you more a jest of the colour. A couple of weeks after that I posted on the diningroom chairs that I recovered with a matching plaid fabric, all except for the one chair in the picture which I covered in the drape fabric....just for contrast.

I'm loving this fabric. They are using colours I love but just haven't really brought out and together until now because I had to accidentally stumble on this fabric to do so.

I've used this floral fabric to make the pair of full length drapes, 2 cushions and covered a chair seat. I have some fabric remaining I may use for a runner or another cushion I have to remind myself how much fabric I have remaining.
Can you guess how much all of this has cost me? The fabric is a really good quality fabric which was on a reduction with further reduction table at $5.00 a metre (a metre is 39"). I purchased 5 metres and there was about 3/4 metre left which they just gave me. Thats $25.00 plus tax!! My diningroom chair fabric is also a good quality fabric reduced to $7.00 a metre. I purchased 2 metres for a total of $14.00. I have a nice chunk of that fabric left for another project. I love bargains like that and it sure helps to be able to sew. It makes decorating so much more fun thats for sure.

I hope you have a fun day... Judi xoxo

23 comments:

Shelia said...

Judi! I love your new pillows! You're a very good seamtress! Love those curtains too and what a great price for all of the fabric!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

bj said...

Oh, boy...this pillow is great and I love your drapes...what a fabulous price.

Lorrie said...

Judi you new pillows are lovely. It's a wonderful fabric--it's always so much fun to stumble on a great bargain like that.

Marilyn said...

What a bargain and such elegant fabric. Love what you've done with it.

Becky K. said...

A good deal isn't a deal unless the item is wonderful...Yours is awesome! Love the pattern and the way you have put extra time and love into it!

Marie Reed said...

They are so elegant! The red trim is a winning touch!

Knitty said...

Very pretty and what a bargain!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Judi,
What a pretty fabric & what a bargain too! I love your pillows and drapes. Thanks for sharing your creations and enjoy your Blue Monday.

Blessings,
Sandi

Smilingsal said...

You do such neat work. I used to sew, and to get the piping on those pillow straight is a big chore--at least for me. Do you have any tips on that? Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Judi, wonderful pillows and fabrics.

Happy Blue Monday.

Barb

Darlene said...

Your pillows are WONDERFUL!! I love that fabric!

jeanne said...

Judi, all the sewing has paid off. it looks beautiful. I love your fabric too. A table runner would be a great touch. It is all so pretty.

Hugs...Jeanne

Joyce said...

Wow, I wish I could sew or better yet I wish you were my neighbor:) Great job and the price is right!
Joyce

Mary said...

Your pillows are lovely and that was indeed a bargain. Happy Blue Monday

Jenn said...

These are wonderful.... I love sewing myself.... and thak you for stopping by my blog... it made my day!!

ellen b. said...

Judi! Those pillows are great. I love that fabric. happy Blue to you!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

Elizabeth said...

I agree, the red trim really brings it together.

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Love that fabric--it is so summery and a touch retro as well. What a bargain you got!

Julie said...

Oh gosh, Judi...you are so talented with a sewing machine! Gorgeous everything...drapes, pillows and chair cushions! WOW!!! I need you to come and take over my whole house!!! LOL! (I am NOT kidding)!!! :)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

love your living room.. look so cozy.. happy blue monday

Southern Lady said...

Judi, thank you for visiting my Southern Lagniappe blog and for taking the time to leave a comment. I'm so glad it led me to your blog.

I absolutely love your pillows ... especially the beautiful fabric! I admire your talent as a seamstress.

Sincerely,

Janie

Neabear said...

Blue Monday? Pink Saturday? You had me confused here with the Pink Saturday logo button and the Blue Monday title! LOL! Anyway, you did a great job on the drapes and the pillows. Looks awesome. How cool you got a great buy on the fabric too. See I am catching up on your blog!