Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Jordan's Seat Covers

Hi all, I know its been awhile. I have been on vacation, we prefer to call it the Hampton Southern Tour:) I tagged along with Chris for some of his appointments in New Orleans, Gulf Shores, and Montgomery. Then we started our vacation in Savannah for a day, off to Myrtle Beach for a week-which was absolutely awesome-and then it was back to work for Chris in DC, where we stayed for another week and I tried to bring some warmth to our apartment there. I got a good start but it needs some more lovin!
Well, anyway, I am back to work in my studio and I came home to my garden and flowers exploding. My first project was to make seat covers for Jordan's recently detailed car which must last her thru Med school. So, whose bright idea was it anyway for ME to make seat covers--Ohh, yeah....MINE!! I must have lost my mind. No pattern.....blah, blah, blah!! Well, after a week of working diligently, making newspaper patterns, then fabric patterns, altering then, basting, OMG!! Let me just say, it was quite an undertaking. But now that I am finished, I think they are absolutely adorable. I am really proud of them. I would love to hear what you think?
So, there is another new development in my life. There is a possibility I might be going back to work at HD. Not sure, still in the interviewing process but the position is one which I would love to have, so hopefully it works out. I will keep you posted!!!
Also, I have started an on-line mixed media and hand embroidery class. I am really excited about it and am learning a bunch of new techniques. I will show you my progress as I go!!
Enough for now, talk to you soon!!


Marie Haley-Twaddle said...

Let's suffice it to say when you mentioned you were making seat covers, I never dreamed you were talking about something that elaborate!! But then again...you are Mrs. Hampton and when you go....you always go big! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM!!!! Are you going to post them on FB????

Robin said...

Why Thank You Ms Twaddle!! I am awfully proud of them and feel like it was quite an accomplishment!! I have never tackled anything quite like that before. Do you think I should post on FB???
PS-What do you think of my new layout?

Chris said...

WOW, The seat covers look great and I love the upgrade to the blog site. You are amazing!!

seat covers said...

Robin .....It's Great Project and Good idea !!! .
and amazing .

Who 's Jordan ?
MJ ?... or ....

Robin said...

Jordan is my youngest daughter. :)

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

those are absolutely darling! you should go on tour to sell those!

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