Now that it’s getting colder outside my focus moves to indoor projects. Last spring I shared with you that I was going to redo my reading nook. Get it all spruced up. Well, I got things started, but ran into a couple snags in figuring out how to put the cushion cover together.
Getting Pattern Done
The first thing was I had to find a zipper long enough to fit the back of the cushion. I was amazed to only find it at one store and only in white. Luckily it is totally hidden in the back so nobody will ever know.
Second thing was the material wasn’t long enough to make the front strip all in one piece, going the direction I wanted to go. I thought on this for a long time and decided, since it was only a few inches short I’d piece it.
I had the same problem with the back. This wasn’t a big deal, except that I needed to be able to sew through extra layers of fabric and a zipper.
Once I had those figured out I was well into the growing season and it got sidelined for several months. Well, last weekend I finally pulled it out and put it together in one fell swoop.
I was going to do a how-to on this project, but with all the finagling I had to do, I decided I’d give all the steps on an easier project, like the big window-seat cushion I’ll be making soon. Suffice it to say that my worrying about it was a big waste of energy, as the whole thing went together easily once I sat down and just did it.
Just What I Wanted
The results are great. I now have an inviting and comfortable place to read and meditate. I have my real tree branches hung from the ceiling with wire and decorated with little lights for reading by, giving it a special low light ambiance. There’s a comfy prayer shawl to put over my shoulders (made for me by my best friend), and a blanket for those cold mornings.
I’m still going to make a couple extra pillows and recover one I have, but that will be after I get the window seat done. Then I can get all that extra chopped foam out of my closet!
So, now that the weather is getting colder, start to think about things you’d like to spruce up inside. Maybe it’s paint a room, sew some new winter clothes, redecorate a space, or even fix up a cute little reading nook like I did. Bring your Green Avalon inside and create an inviting space inside, as well.
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