I like this tutorial because 1. its inexpensive (and if I FAIL, it's not a big deal); and 2. there is no need to worry about cutting straight lines, measuring, or hemming. The secret is in the cloth she uses:
An added bonus of using the canvas is that the ends are already hemmed for you! So, as long as your careful, you can do the whole project without having to hem a thing. One more wonderful thing is that it rips straight- no scissors necessary. Have I sold this idea yet? Really- if you have any interest at all, you should watch the tutorial. Its long but not so long that you turn grey watching it- maybe an hour or two. Its been so long since I've seen it that I'm not entirely sure.
Here is my first attempt:
I just can.not.wait. to get some pillows on here. I'm thinking something along these lines from Fabric Junkie:
I haven't nailed down the colors yet. I'm really looking forward to getting some paint up on those walls and getting colors in this house other than BROWN. Here's a cute photo I took of Sam today while playing with his super hero toys:
BTW: Just for the record, its confirmed- we are having a girl! Sam felt the baby kick today and his reaction was completely anti-climactic:) Not sure how much he understands at this point, but its only a matter of time.. da da daaaaaaaaa.
Have a wonderful day! I have plans for another few posts so stay tuned....