Me: 1 / Sewing Machine: 0

My sewing machine and I have a love/hate relationship.

Sometimes I love it. Other times I hate it. Sorta like my relationship with my workout DVDs.

Anyway, I’m currently on good terms with my sewing machine and that’s because of these puppies:

Yep. Many moons ago I showed you the curtains I made for my guest room (along with the flower tie-backs). And then I was asking for your opinion about how to “dress” the bed. Here’s what I decided to do…

Stick with the white comforter (from Ikea).
Dark blue sheet set (If you look closely, you can see the pillows behind the chevron throw pillows…but they sorta blend in with the wall.)
Throw pillows made from my curtain scrap and chevron material.

The pillows were insanely easy to make. I used a tutorial from Texas Cottage and was so surprised they actually turned out! Score for me. I definitely won that challenge against my sewing machine.

And so here’s a pic of the bed…a little farther away so you can get the full effect:

It’s my favorite room in the house.

Of course, while I was taking these pics, my little girl decided to get in on the action.

I know what you’re thinking.

Yeah, she’s not allowed to jump on the bed. Unless we’re at a hotel, of course. Because everyone knows that’s what hotel beds are for.

But that’s just one of those life lessons we’re working on.

Along with keeping our shirts down.
And not eating cotton balls just because they look like marshmallows.

And making sure to keep laughing.  Lots and lots of laughing. Because where’s the fun in childhood if there’s none of that?

Don’t forget! Today is the kick-off to our bloggy progressive dinner!

We kick off today with Kristi from Living Unbound. She’s sharing a recipe for a refreshing beverage – perfect for a special meal or just to have on hand during this warm weather we’ve been having here in NC. So head on over and see what she’s “cooked up” for today!



  1. Christa, thanks for the shout-out! I love your pillows! I have the same relationship with my sewing machine. I found similar tutorials on the internet, but the pillows never turned out right. Finally, after making several failures, I figured it out. Since then, I’ve made quite a few pillows. Oh, and your daughter is precious!

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