Harriet wrote: Did you feel successful in scheduling time for creativity?
Certainly NOT! Had no time for all that sewing I did and lots of stuff got left undone because that became a priority. But I got them done.
A little disappointed in that DD received these at our get-together at XSiL's apartment. He is up a very high 3 flights of steps so the chair I also brought back was not up there too to try these out. She was a bit confused as to how it all went together so I tried to describe... and she said
she liked the fabric, but I wouldn't bet my fortune on that being true...
It was all during a rather hectic time happening so I'm not sure she grasped it all at that moment. I haven't heard from her at all as to whether she put these together on the chairs and if she liked them or not... and I really never got a chance to explain why I didn't use the really expensive dry-cleanable fabric she'd picked out. All I said at the time was that I couldn't use that fabric she'd picked...with no further explanation.
So I am moving on from all that. Myself, I thought they turned out very pretty and I'd have used them if it was me.
She seemed more interested and pleased with the utility bags I made... really astonished at the nice grommets I managed to put on and she thought they would fit despite being 1/16th of an inch smaller...
Other DD had bought 2 of those new Christmas throw pillows for her couch, the ones covered in sequins that change color (flipping to the other side when you'd run your hand over them) and great fun... so she wanted to make covers for them non-holiday fabric so she could use them year round. I offered to make them for her and she snapped up that offer. We talked about fabric and she wants something like velour but thicker - what is the name of that stuff - so this should be a fun project, and something to send for her birthday coming up beginning of next month.
Ok so I think she was describing fleece. She wants gold-ish / beige but print with those 2 colors and I'm only finding solid colors. Think maybe the anti-pill versions the best to you as she intends to actually use these pillows and I'll make them removable for washing... I've never sewed anything with this fabric, so any hints would be welcome.