Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Reality bites - aka, a slipcover update

I had the best of intentions, I really did. And the slipcovers have come a long way. But the reality is, I still have a long way to go on these puppies. I thought maybe if I went public with it, I'd have some motivation to actually finish the project(s).

So, here it is. The "reading nook." (Obvious disclaimer: I need to take a photography class.)



Eeeek! Sure, it's come a long way since these days:



But I need to motivate! Actually sew the first skirt on to the slipcover, and pin and sew the second skirt while I'm at it. And how about ironing the fabric for the pillows and actually making cases, instead of just wrapping the fabric around the pillow forms.

Have you ever heard the saying "Fake it until you make it?" (My husband learned it in medical school ... scary thought, huh?) Well, I'm faking it all right. Now I need to make it.

Do you ever lose steam halfway through a project? How do you finally make yourself finish?

10 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh dear, good luck!

C. A. Farrell said...

Story of my life. I admire people that can see a project through to completion. But good luck!

Julie said...

Thanks! Ha, I'm not too shy to report that I didn't do any sewing or pinning tonight, either. I think a little self bribery is in store.

Colette's Cottage said...

Love the look and the color of the pillows.
Nothing wrong with a little self-bribery!

A Country Farmhouse said...

Anyone who can make a slipcover is a Goddess in my eyes. My bird toile fabric came (before XMAS) for my simple chair pad upholstery job and so far, no steam to see it through! In fact, I have LOTS of projects going on at once - all finished midway due to evaporation of steam! xoTrina

Julie said...

New update: I ironed the fabric! Baby steps ...

It's nice to know I'm not the only one who fizzles out of steam halfway through.

Nesting In New England said...

I love the reading nook!

I have yet to get a slip cover to work properly! Nice job!

Jennifer said...

Losing steam halfway through is practically my MO! I usually get super-motivating when people are coming over. My house was in great shape during the holidays! Of course now I have started new projects ...

Getting that far with the slipcovers (heck, even attempting them) is very impressive!

Julie said...

Thank you! We're having people over this weekend, so maybe that will motivate me for real this time ...

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