Tuesday, September 1, 2009

~ Talented Bloggers ~

I so am wishing for
a new duvet cover and pillows for my bedroom
All my talent blogger friends
would have no problem
whipping them up
in an instant....
{it's like they just wiggle their cute little noses and "poof"... all these beautiful sewing projects appear}
{images from Country Living June 2006}

Then there is Me....
Do you think I can make a duvet cover and pillows
with my cute little Mending Kit?
{my only sewing supplies....my daughter owns the machine}
{my image}
{I know I can't use the glue gun...my weapon of choice}

Why are you bloggers so unbelievably talented?


Maria said...

In a pinch, I've made nice duvets with flat sheets...using the matching pillow cases for shams. Sew it up on three sides (like a giant pillow case) then add ties, buttons or velcro to the open end! Très easy!
All the best, Maria

My Passport to Style said...

What a pretty sewing kit! Maria is a seamstress to be reckoned with!!!! Lots of love to my favourite Canadian blogger you have very extensive talents in other directions!! xox Sharon

Winchester Manor said...

Love your mending kit and Maria has an excellent and easy way to create a duvet! You my dear have mega talent, it might not necessarily be with a sewing machine...but you have oodles of talent!!!

Magdalena said...

I love your mending kit, it is so charming. Cath Kidston is amazing!! My sewing machine is just sitting on the table in my craft room waiting to get used. I need to take some classes. You are very talented indeed and I bet if you wanted to you would sew beautifully!!! Now you have me wanting to sign up for a local sewing class...so many dreams and too little time.
Have a lovely evening

Claudia said...

Oh, you could do it if you wanted to! You are so talented. I'd take Maria's suggestion and sew up some beautiful flat sheets on three sides.


Tricia said...

You have everyone's support here....you CAN do it, but the question is, do you really want to? When all else fails there's IKEA {I know you have that in BC!}.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

I can't sew either, maybe they don't teach us Canadians very well! Great sewing kit though.
Good luck with your students this year.

Courtney said...

I have a sewing machine that I picked up at a yard sale, but it's currently just collecting dust, I haven't yet used it. That is a beautiful duvet though, I'm sure you could piece one together!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Trial & Error...that's how we do it!(sometimes more error)

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Vicki said...

Hi, Koralee,
You couldn't have said it better! I feel the same way. I can barely get a button sewn on! However, I must say, if I have the money, I have no trouble buying from these talented artists. Thank you so much for stopping by Bunny Cottage and for your very kind comments. Have a happy week! Vicki

beachvintage.com said...

I honestly think we should be running the country!

debra@dustjacket said...

Ooo honey you would not let me near a sewing machine. I did sewing at school and stitched the garment to my skirt, I don't even know how I did that ... I did daydream a lot.
btw I'm lovin' the mending kit, I'd have that just to look cute.

A French Cloud said...

I would love to learn how to sew. Maybe all the talented bloggers could have a class to teach us?

Stephanie Suzanne Designs said...


I love my hand sewing and crochet as long as everything is free form which means that I design as I go...very nonconforming.

I can machine sew with the best of them but making a duvet cover...I'm afraid would be boring for me...it's awful I know..I'd rather have someone else sew that type of stuff so I can play with my designs..:0)

I bet if you wanted to sit down and sew curtains and that duvet cover you could! And even with that cute little sewing kit...remember our sisters of the past would sit for hours sewing by hand and wind up with those beautiful quilts. :0)

Great post....and you are one talented blogger by the way! Your blog rocks with style and your words flow like honey! And that, my friend...just comes naturally! :0)

Hugs to you,

Angel.Pearls said...

It's always a pleasure to visit you..so cute and pretty! The sewingkit is like a box of treasures... Have a great day//Eva

Unknown said...

I adore September too! Fall is one of my favourite times of year. I can't sew to save my life and have always resorted to using my glue gun when in a pinch. Many of the things I've used in shoots were glued together! My mom is the one who sews - she is my go to gal.

Rheea said...

I love to sew! BUT before you learn how to sew, you will also need to learn how to draft out the patterns. I sucked at that. Which is why I've chosen to sell handmade paper products and not clothes. lol.


Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Koralee
Now you may not sew but you certainly are talented! I used to sew but haven't done so in years [and years]. I think the last thing I made was a raggedy anne doll!! hehehe x Julie

littlebyrd said...

I love your mending kit too ;)

Faded Plains said...

I'm with your Koralee...I so wish I could sew...but if I did, I may never have a clean house again :o)

Traci said...

So sewing isn't your forte. You are talented at other things. You have a beautiful blog I always enjoy it enormously! Traci

cabin + cub said...

ok, i would not belong to the blogger group that would be able to make a duvet or a bolster... well maybe just the duvet cover if it had no zippers or buttons and sewing straight lines wasn't mandatory.. then maybe.

ps. so glad you love the mini cards!! ;)



paperbird said...

Your mending kit is adorable.
This is my dream bed http://www.cottagechicstore.com/item193701.ctlg

Just remember we are all given gifts and talents- you have other extraordinary talents dear girl!