Hello again, so If you are have not yet heard, and word seems to travel fast in my neck of the woods I will be moving very soon, possibly in a few months but I will tell more about that later.
Yesterday I decided to take all my boxes out of the closet and check everything out, you know check for broken things, things I will never actually use that have been given to me and have no real sentimental value, things I should donate. If you don’t know I have had a closet full of boxes and furniture for the last 6 or 7 years! Anyway yesterday as I was picking up and packing up a few things in my sewing room, I came across the quilt I was sewing before I lost my mom, When I started looking at all the pretty squares in the box I remembered how she had helped me pick through scraps and how some where old clothes, Each square planned out with her advising me on my first quilt for myself. Even now after over two years it is still so hard to think about not having her here to help me finish it, but after a long crying session I felt like she would want me to get it finished for my new home, something special I will cherish every day when I see it. I’ll post pictures along the way and may even add a few more special squares :).
So if you don’t get an update for a while you will know where to find me busily sewing and maybe a little emotional.
Hey guys! I am now at the point of no return! all fabric has been removed and set aside to use as a pattern. the main pram has been washed and is ready for some paint!
Here it is, taken apart and washed up
I went today to pick up some fabric and of course was ready to start cutting and sewing as soon as I walked in my house, though I did not I’ll save that for next week.
So this is what I bought I got about a yard and a half of the quilted fabric but had the linen already on hand.
I love that nice cocoa brown linen and fluffy white pre-quilted cotton! So perfect and gender friendly which is definitely a bonus!
So far the cost of this project has been:
Vintage Pram – $80
Brown Linen – Free from a neighbor!
White Pre-Quilted fabric – $6.50 with a 50% off coupon at Joann!
Two spools of thread – $1.96
Next week I’ll be picking paint and painting the main body of the pram! soo excited to show off the finished project!
Hey guys! I wanted to pop by so I can start sharing a new project with you all.
So I bought this pretty little pram over a year ago and it has been sitting in storage waiting to be used since. Last week a friend of mine asked me to do her maternity pictures and later photograph her new little, I of course said YES! and began gathering all my fun newbie props. This week as I was taking it all out piece by piece I ran across the pram which when I first got it had a small tear in the hood, when I got it out that small tear was not a huge hole! So this has prompted me to want to just do a full clean up and make it beautiful as I know it once was.
So, Lets first start with a picture from when it was delivered to my home by the wonderful ladies at a resale shop in downtown Calhoun Georgia.
Hello Beautiful! Here she is in all her glory with her dark purple top, yes purple when you get close you can tell! The inside is also torn pretty quilted cotton fabric and her body was a nice dark blue , you can see why I fell in love with her!
So here is a break down of what I’m hoping to do/fix:
First will be the hood and the matching fabric on the sides. Don’t get me wrong I love purple, I’m actually wearing purple right now! I just think she needs to be light and gender neutral so I can use her to photograph babies.
The body will also get a make over, a lovely cream with maybe brown accent strip in the place of the white one.
I will also be adding new soft quilted cotton to the inside something extra soft and nice bright white or cream.
The rest of her really isn’t so bad, the wheels need cleaning but thats nothing major and her body that connects the wheels is perfectly fine and has no rust! woot woot!
Anyway I would like to invite you to read along as I go through this big project and please wish me luck, I know ill be needing it!