Sunday, May 29, 2011

Little Touches, Playroom Edition

As I stated in this blog, I've gone on a cleaning rampage. I have officially finished the dining room and, early this morning (around 1 AM), I finished the playroom. My goal was to dust, sweep and mop all the surfaces; hang new shelving and finish floor pillow covers for the girls. This morning, it was all about that last floor pillow.

Here are the results! (Click the photos to supersize.) I must say that I am very proud of myself. My dinky sewing machine broke halfway through the first pillow, so I had to sew those suckers by hand. And, of course, the embroidery is all hand done because I definitely don't have the money for one of those cool Martha Stewart embroidery machines.

The embroidered circles were my original design. In fact, I did a small version way before the girls arrived. I had planned on doing the pattern on curtains for their room, but that fell through. Then I started searching online and came up with the felt butterflies for the second pillow. I knew when I did the butterflies that I was going to love it more than the embroidered circles, but that's OK. I will not (will not, will not, will not) redo that circles pillow because I love it too.

The playroom will be ongoing--adding new art, replacing old toys. But for now, it's seems quite complete. When I finish the entire house, I shall have pictures.


  1. I love the circles. I always wondered what happened to the circle curtains. I was JUST thinking about them a day or two ago. Weird. :)

  2. I had finished one curtain panel, and when I went to start the other one, I realized they weren't the same color! I probably should've opened both packages before I began. Oh well. I still have one panel done, so maybe one day I'll hang it in their room.

  3. I love them! They are way too adorable :)Good luck with all the changing, I'm really not ready to get to doing some changes around here but I think this summer is the perfect time :)