weekend projects

meeme_pillows It has been a wildly productive weekend for me. Perhaps wildly is an overstatement but I’ve tackled and completed a handful of projects and it feels great. I have finally accepted that I’m a morning person much more than anything else and if I want to accomplish things I need to use that morning energy in the morning instead of dilly dallying. It also means acting on project ideas when I get the first urge, rather than letting them sit on the back burner until I’m not interested anymore.

lizzy house constellations fabricconstellation_pillowsI’d been considering replacing our throw pillows for a long time, so when one fell victim to recent cat destruction, the faint desire became more pressing. Then I saw the new constellation fabrics from Lizzy House and I knew I had to make something from them. The pillows seemed like the perfect project for just a bit of fabric (although I think I’d still like to make a dress as well). I made the pillow covers using the envelope method, which was ridiculously simple, and now we have two new adorable, cozy pillows.

test_painting_ 219The pillow project made me even more anxious to get painting in the living room. I picked up some sample colors and painted swatches. It’s still difficult to imagine the whole room as one of these colors. Here are my options:

1. Mountain Mist / 2. Silver Cloud / 3. Silvery Blue / 4. Woodland White

swatchesI think I’ve narrowed it down to at least two of the options and of course Shawn will have to weigh in. The next big question is whether to paint both the living room and the dining room, as they’re connected. It is most likely that I’ll have to for uniformity’s sake, even though I’d rather not.

knittingOther accomplishments include mending everything in my sewing pile (that’s been sitting there for months now). Starting a new knitting project. Other various mundane things like going to the market, vacuuming and taking out the trash. It’s really nice to feel motivated. I suppose I’ll have to do something still with the rest of my day.

11 Responses to “weekend projects”
  1. Beth says:

    Oooh I love productive days like that….
    and I like the silvery blue very much!
    and even though the rooms are connected, do you have any kind of structure that you could use as a line? Like I used to have a connected kitchen/living room, but the ceilings had different levels to them, so I was still able to paint 2 colors right next to each other and it looked great (light green and yellow). You could also get a floor-to-ceiling wall piece or something, and make that your divider.
    Good luck!

    • miss alix says:

      Yes there is a sort of archway between the rooms. You can see here from before we moved in. So technically they can be different colors. I’m just not sure yet how it will look.

  2. Vegyogini says:

    I used to sew in high school. It was so fun to pick out fabric and a pattern and have a new dress in not too long. I’d love to wear an Alix original dress one day! The pillows look great and my vote if for Mountain Mist or Silver Cloud!

    • miss alix says:

      This reminds me…I have a dress I should give you. I didn’t make it, but it is hand made. Its a touch too small for me, so would probably fit you. I’ll have to find it.

  3. zannie says:

    I recently admitted that I’m a morning person, too. It’s SO awesome! It’s my most creative time, I have the best ideas and have done my best writing on mornings. People think I’m crazy to wake up at 7 on weekends but I really don’t mind because I’m excited about all the things I’m going to do. That, and I have whole apartment for myself for a few hours, because everybody else is still asleep. I think it’s a creativity-boosting factor for me, too.

    Morning persons unite! 😀

  4. Erin says:

    Oooo, is that other fabric meant to be phases of the moon? so pretty! You got more done this weekend than I usually get done in a month! Awesome 🙂

  5. lyn says:

    That constellation fabric is KILLING ME with its inherent awesomeness. Nice work getting all that done!

  6. rox says:

    I freakin’ love that fabric!

  7. Angie says:

    Super cute pillows – I just made a laurel out of the constellation print fabric! Its a little stiff for clothing but too cute to pass up.

    • miss alix says:

      Ooh I’d love to make a Laurel from the constellation. I can see what you mean about it being too stiff though.

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