Almost exactly a year ago, my sisters and I went to Chicago with our parents to celebrate my mom’s birthday. It was a classic Eccles trip (I may be married, when we’re all together, I’m reminded of how deeply the roots of my maiden name run). We strolled around the city, shopping and taking in the sites, but above all we ate good food, drank wine, and did lots and lots of talking. At one point, we ventured out into a fairly remote part of the city to find this fabulous fabric store. I got some silk organza, which I put to use ages ago in a giant pillow, and some heavy-weight cottons which sat untouched in my stash for a year… until Pouf!
I found this awesome tutorial a while ago, and it’s been on my to-sew list for a while. This weekend, I found myself with a rare pause between commissions. As I waited to hear back from a customer on their quilting pattern of choice, I took advantage of a few free hours to satisfy my pouf itch, and finally put my Chicago fabrics to good use. They were ideal for this project given their weight (I didn’t need to add the muslin lining).
It’s a super easy project. I even made my own template since our printer isn’t working. Apparently my measurement guestimates were correct because it turned out just right. Sometimes I feel guilty when fabrics sit for too long (I hate leftovers, in case you’d forgotten), but sometimes it’s mean to be and the right project just takes some time to present itself.
Obviously, I’m very into sewing for the home these days. I’m officially nested, and with all major furniture purchased, slowly putting the finishing touches on my home decor.
Guess who else is a big fan?