1.30.2012

Sew Comfy!

One of the pieces of furniture that I've kept since my move to Virginia includes this very simple yet useful ottoman from Ikea. It has since turned into Indy's ottoman:

Pretty much the sole purpose of the ottoman.

the brown, although neutral,
was very unforgiving of Indy's
shedded fur

The cover has gotten pretty used up, having been in the sun for so long and having had a 25lb beagle lay on it for most of the day. But seeing as the dog has inherited this piece of furniture, we (read: Eric) couldn't justify spending the money to get a new cover. So we (read: Eric) decided I should put my sewing machine to work and sew a new cover. To be honest, I wasn't really excited about this project. I think it was because I wasn't working with a pattern, so I didn't know how hard it would be and how many errors I would have to fix. And with taking care of Riley around the clock, the thought of having an unfinished project laying around just gave me a headache. But, I sucked it up, and surprisingly, it came together in 24 hours and I am pleased with the end result. 

The finished product!

Didn't iron it yet-- was too excited
that it actually fit!

I think she approves!
I actually do enjoy sewing, and it isn't until I tackle a project that I am reminded as to how much I truly do like it. I really hope I will be able to buckle down and make things for Riley-- I really want to be that mom! Sew, stay tuned for more sewing projects to come!