Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Fruits of My Ambition

Remember the before?

(here)


I fixed it.


I managed to pull that old cover apart, carefully label it, trace it, cut the pieces out of new (much improved) fabric, and put it all back together again!

The putting it back together again was fairly simple, although I hit a bit of a snag when trying to put the bottom back on.

But, after much worrying and fretting, I decided to just deal with it. I sewed it together, ignoring the parts that aren't as pretty as the rest, and continued to be proud of myself.

The most important thing is, the girls love it.


And they love each other.


Um, just on a side note, do you see that white thing in O's hair? It's a strip of Velcro. She calls it her headbandie.

I think it is the start of a new, totally hip fashion craze. Be prepared!


I used a piece of fleece for them to lay on when the couch folds out to a bed.

It's soft and cuddly.


See, she's sleeping.

(Not really)


She doesn't like to sleep, so why would she even pretend to? But she'll lay on the soft fleece!


I know some of you are hoping for a tutorial. I thought about making one as I went along, but then decided against it. I thought maybe I should figure out what I was doing before I showed other people the way. Besides, I couldn't remember to take pictures along the way.

I would like to do another one, to perfect it a bit (ahem...a lot) more. If I do, I'll make a tutorial with that one.

In the meantime, I would just like to throw out the challenge to you. If you have the opportunity to do a project that you're not sure you can handle, then jump in and do it. It's kind of fun! And super rewarding. And, toddlers are very accepting of new toys, even if they aren't sewn perfectly.
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9 comments:

Annie said...

This is great, Sarah!! I'm so impressed (especially since I can barely hem a pair of pants). And the girls are cuter than ever!! :)

Mrs. Sassy Crafter said...

Sarah! what a great job!!!! Your kids are soooooo cute, adorable!!!!! Hope you have a nice and safe 4th of July

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Katy said...

Wow! I'm totally impressed! Fun colors, too!

Luanne Hardy said...

Way to go! That thing is so cute as are your girls.

Ashley said...

wow this is amazing!!! i cant believe how great it is! :)

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

You really turned that couch into something special! I love the transformation! Thanks for sharing!

Rochelle and Jonathan Cardell said...

It looks great!! It doesn't have to be perfect - its original!

Brian and Lorna said...

I love this sarah! You've inspired me. I'm always super nervous about crafty things, cause i worry about messing up, but I don't see any mistakes that you say are in this one. Maybe no one will notice mine. Te he he.

Mami Made It said...

Good job! Looks perfect!