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wiwo wednesday: snowy sewing

snowy sewing room

On Saturday, Virginia finally got a real day of snow. Of course, it was a Saturday, so no “Snow Day”, but I was still very content to hide away and steal an entire day to myself. Snow light is my favorite: its diffuse brightness transforms my sewing room into a magical place.

snowy balcony view, yes i still have christmas lights

There was so much snow. It “poured” snow all day long; the sky was densely filled with flakes from 10am until after dark, and we ended up with over 7 inches. I couldn’t help but sit and stare out the window for moments at a time, transfixed by the deluge of white. Nothing beats watching the snow from a cozy perch.

finished diy outdoor patio cushion

My completed project from Saturday’s marathon was a cushion for the ottoman on my balcony, to match the patio cushions. Perfect timing, right? Doesn’t everyone think about their patio set when it’s 25F and snowing? But I’m very happy to have finally completed that project. One less piece of fabric in the closet!

sewing blue striped t-shirt - in progress

I’m making progress on my striped boatneck tee copy. I finished a second muslin from the gray fabric… it’s still running a bit small, but I think I can improvise well enough from here to start cutting into the Real Stuff, above. I hadn’t even realized I had a navy-and-white striped knit in my stash until I did a bit of fabric organizing (snow days are so productive!) and hopefully it will be perfect.

What are you working on this week? Do you get as excited as I do about snow sewing?

Marie started wiwo wednesday: What I’m Working On. I try and join her as often as I can to give you a peek into my creative process and my works-in-progress. See all my wiwo wednesday posts here.

wiwo wednesday: around the house

I’m joining Marie for wiwo wednesday (What I’m Working On). I always love to see what my favorite crafters are up to, and in-progress shots often tell an even better story than the finished product.

Winding down from the holidays, for me, means spending some time on my own and working on the just-for-fun projects that got put off in favor of gifts, cookies, or decorating. January and February aren’t my favorite months creatively since they’re so dark, but the cold does keep me inside, and inside is where the crafts are. So I’ve had a few little projects going.

wiwo: copycat t-shirt in progress

I’m working on a copy of a favorite t-shirt of mine. The stripes were printed, not woven in, so they faded quickly. But I love the silhouette of this tee, with its wide neckline and roll-up 3/4 sleeves, so I’m hoping I can recreate it at least seven times so I can wear it every day. (haha)

wiwo: copycat t-shirt in progress

This gray is looking to be a questionable color choice, but it will serve as a muslin more than anything. I’m hoping the fit will be perfect from the start, since I loved the fit of the original shirt.

wiwo: sewing blackout curtains

I’m working on new curtains for my bedroom: my first time sewing with blackout curtain fabric. Here’s a hint: teflon foot required! The wrong side of that stuff will stick to everything! It’s also very heavy, so if you’re looking to get a workout out of your sewing project, this is the stuff.

wiwo: sewing blackout curtains

I’m thrilled to see that these are a huge improvement over the white curtains I had made earlier. The white ones didn’t block any light at night, and their texture, while cute up close, had quite the “hospital” feel once they were hanging in my all-white room. The new curtains will be a welcome change.

wiwo: painted kitchen island - an HGTV surprise

And here’s more of a “What I Worked On”… my family has been swept up with HGTV marathons recently (i mean, the entire channel is an endless marathon), so I thought I’d pull an HGTV stunt and paint the kitchen island while they were out for the weekend! It used to be white, so this olive shade is a huge upgrade. It was so fun to do a little surprise: something small that made such a big difference in my parents’ kitchen. Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like surprise paint!

What are you working on this Wednesday? Feel free to send me a link in the comments!