Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Meet Poor Pitiful Pearl....My New Slipcover

I am so proud of myself...I feel as if I landed on the moon or found some ancient secret of youth...Okay, I guess that is a bit dramatic...But, I do feel VERY proud of myself...I have taken risks and accomplished one of the things that were on my list of things to learn before I kick the ole' bucket...You know...My "Bucket List"...lol ;)

My Bucket List...is quite long, I have to say...There are so many things that I want to experience before I kick the ole'...you know... bucket...Don't you? So many of them are scary to me...Would you believe me if I told you I was afraid to sew on a zipper...lol..I know...A silly little zipper...I tried to get around it...BUT, now I am glad I bit the bullet Check Spellingand did it...I'm a Zipper Making Mama, now...Yes, Sir~Re~Bob! I plan on remaking the cushion with a new foam, so that it is more square {Boxy} like...But I had to get it done...because I had promised you I would...Don't you hate when a blogger or a real person for that matter tells you they are going to do something and they don't? I hate that...So, I was up until early morning hours
completing it just for little ole' you...



Here she is...I love her sooo much!!! I had to name her... You know I name everything and rename people ;)...Her name is "Poor Pitiful Pearl"...I think she is beautiful...I felt as though I was an old~fashioned dressmaker, back in the day...I roll play a lot! I don't really know why...I suppose that it is the actress in me...;) You should of been a fly on my wall...I had pins in my mouth and I had the measuring tape wrapped around every inch of Pearl...Like I really knew what I was doing...I really didn't...I am surprised she looks as good as she does...That Poor Pitiful Pearl ;)



She is made from a painters' drop cloth...I washed the material before I started the project...So that it would shrink up a bit...She doesn't look like a drop cloth, does she?


I did the old mock box trick on the cushion cover...It is actually one continually piece...Very easy to do...And it looks more professional, too...




Do you see Poor Pitiful Pearl's little boo~boo? I pinched her a bit...Ouch!!!...Oh well, as least I will be able to tell her apart from her soon to be twin, Olive Oyl...lol... Yes, Olive and Pearl will be twins in the Old Saloon Gameroom...I am off to sew her up and put her on that ole', ugly, FREE chair that I drug home...I can't wait to see the pair together...


Emmers is getting pretty comfy in Ole' Pearl, isn't she? Awww...so sweet!!!...I love that slip covers can be enjoyed and not worried about...All I have to do is wash her up and put her back on...Easy Smeasy...Don't you think? ;)







XoXo, Screaming Meme {Zipper Making Mama}



52 comments:

Parsley said...

Your Golden looks right at home on your new completed project!

Carol said...

Superb job Meme! I love the fact that you used a painter's drop cloth. Did you buy them at Wal-Mart? Thanks for sharing your 'poor pitiful pearl'! This gives me an idea for a post.

Smiles,
Carol

Pedaling said...

oh, that puppy face...gets me everytime!

nice job on the slip cover- i just ordered one- wish i could sew.

Connie said...

Squeeeeeal, squeeeeeeeeal, that is adorable!!!!!! You did good, chick, so now do ya wanna make me one also??? ;-)
xoxoxoxoxoxo,
Connie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Nice job! Love the ruffled skirt!

Lisa @ Another Day Today said...

It looks fabulous! My last slipcover looked like an industrial accident :)

Susan S. said...

Great Job on "Pearl"....I love the look of the drop cloth. You are quite the seamstress...I used to have a sewing machine, but gave it away many years ago and now I'm regretting it. :( Emmer's sure looks happy on "PPP". What a cutie!

TheVirginiaHouse said...

Great Job!! I'm so inspired...but not sure that I'm ready to tackle that! You did so good though, I really am impressed.
I'm also starting a giveaway tomorrow so be sure to stop by! (shoot, I missed yours too :-( )

Prissy Southern Prep said...

I love it!

kim said...

You did an awesome job. I love those drop cloths. Emmers is quite comfy on your new slipcover. I have got to get a sewing machine.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love it. You did a great job. I really need to slipcover my sofa. I just need to figure out how to make it. lol It looks wonderful. Hugs, Marty

HeathahLee said...

You did a GREAT job! I have a glider rocker that I need to have slipcovered...want to come to North Mississippi? ; )

Emily looks very content with how well Pearl turned out! : )

And if you put Jonathan's face on that picture, it would look just like him when he was that age! Gangly youth! :D

Melissa Miller said...

How pretty! Love the slipcover and your precious dog too. ~Ah!

Thank you for your kind words on my recent weight loss. You're the best my friend.

~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Rachel said...

Wow I love it, you did such a fabulous job!!! Now dish out some tips, I have a wingback chair I need to recover and I need TIPS!

:)Rachel

Ps, I'm so loving your blog!

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

I think I am going to just call her Pearl...after all, she doesn't look pitiful to me! lol She is divine...yes, I love her! :) Your doggie is adorable...now Pearl can be a throne.

Hugs,
Victoria

Gwenn said...

Wow, that's awesome! I love to sew too but I haven't ever made anything like that. Great job!

Graceful Moments said...

Emmers looks like she's (he's) in love with PPPearl! Pearl is amazing! Who knew you could do all that with a drop cloth!

Very proud of you for tackling the zipper...it's been quite a while since I did the zipper thing. I do not remember it fondly.

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

Pearl looks great to me! You did a fine job! That puppy is looking pretty too!
gail

Pink and Polka Dot said...

oh my, it's not poor and pitiful. It's great and gorgeous! Fantastic job! Please post it on Friday so everyone can see what a fabulous job you did! I love that you're dog is on it...live on them is what I say!

Angie said...

The slipcover is beautiful and so is your precious dog!

chair up said...

You are one brave lady! I am yet to tackle a slipcover even though I can upholster a 3 piece lounge suite. Slipcovers freak me out! Good for you.
Your puppy has the most gentle eyes.
Angex

Michelle said...

You did a great job! Drop cloth works wonderful. Love the pic of Emmers, she looks very comfy!

tammy said...

I love it.

Jen T said...

Meme that is gorgeous. I love the simplicity of it but it's elegant & no doubt durable. You did a wonderful job!

randomblogette said...

Wow! That is awesome! I am so not crafty. Whenever I try it is a super fail.Thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to following you!

Lynda @ SportsMadGirl said...

Pearl sure does look good. It's amazing how nice a painters drop cloth can look. Oh man that Emmer's sure is a cutie!

Bonnie said...

That is one purrrtty pearl. :)
You did a fabulous job, I never would have guessed it was dropcloth just by looking.

Thanks so much for the warm greeting over at my blog. So glad you stopped by and introduced yourself!

Best wishes,
Bonnie

myletterstoemily said...

how can you call a chair that beautiful,
'pitiful pearl?' take it back!

your sweet 'love' comment on 'my letters'
reminded me of a hilarious karen (my
alter-ego) line,

"honey, i love you like the mother i had
committed against her will."

blessings on sweet pearl,
lea

Ticking and Toile said...

Meme,
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'm glad so I could find you...you are hilarious & fun! I think 'Poor Pitiful Pearl' turned out amazing! She is just perfect!! I love painters drop cloth...I've been wanting to try something with it. You did a fabulous job on the gathering...perfect timing ~ I was just contemplating how to make gathers like that on my dust ruffle!! Was that hard? or was it probably similar to ruffles?

Great job & nice to meet you!

Shellagh

Brie said...

That slipcover is awesome! I just recently started getting into sewing so someday I'll have to try my hand at one of these because I love finding stuff off Craigs List to reuse.

Thanks for your sweet comment on my cream puff post. I'll definitely be stopping by more frequently for great inspiration!

Dawn said...

wow! i am impressed :) i guess white slip covers are the thing! i am suffering wnough with my cream leather though. but i love yours! and out of a drop cloth! i might be inspired... but i really get frustrated working with such big pieces of fabric!

Infarrantly Creative said...

Awesome job! Looks like the dog has taken up residency ;-)

Mrs. Ohtobe said...

Thanks for the invite and I love, love, love the Pearl. She looks so comfortable and aged - like she has been around for generations! Good job.

Our Porch in Hillsborough said...

Love the slipcover - especially that you made it with a drop cloth! Thanks for stopping by my blog - I'm off to check out some of your older posts.
Cheers,
Leah

Grandma said...

I saw your comment on Joy's of Home and had to check it out. Good job. I really don't like making slipcovers but your turned out great. Maybe I'll try again. Cute dog by the way.

Leanne said...

That looks amazing. I'm too scared to try a slipcover. Maybe I can work up to it. Thanks for stopping by.

mandiegirl said...

I love it! So glad you invited me over! ;) I wish I could make one for my sofa- it SO needs one!!! I bought a few months ago, but it looked terrible!!! :) Wanna make one for me!

Robin said...

It looks great! SO MUCH BETTER than I could ever do....lol! Thank you so much for visiting my itty-bitty blog!

{{HUGS}}

Robin :o)

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Thanks for stopping by and for the invitation. Poor Pitiful Pearl is neither poor nor pitiful! Your first attempt rocks! Your gathers look so good and very even at the floor too. Way to go.

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Look at this!! Wonderful job and such a funny post! Janell

East Coast Suburbanite said...

great job! thanks for stopping by. Love the skirt part of the slipcover.

Carrie said...

It turned out so great! I cannot believe that is a drop cloth!!! Wow.

tiny twig said...

impressed! yes, i think the second chair is more intimidating because you know the work that went into the first. kind of dreading it. :)

Pink Princess said...

You did a great job, love it!
Thanks for the invite :)

Hugs fropm Marian

Double Wide Mom said...

very clever and beautiful. I'm happy to meet you too and look forward to becoming very fast friends!

Just a little something from Judy said...

Don't be surprised if you find some of my old chairs sitting at your doorstep. I want you to make them look just like the one you just did. What a beautiful transformation, and look of the completed project. Great job!

Love the Decor! said...

Great Job!!
that dog is too too cute on it's "new" bed :)

Style Sisters said...

Meme...you did such an amazing job! Did you make this pattern up yourself or did you use a store bought pattern? I love the painters drop cloth so much! I think I am getting the slipcover bug. I may decide to jump on a project soon...very very soon. Fabulous!!
Karin

Melanie said...

Looks great!

Anonymous said...

It was extremely interesting for me to read that post. Thanks for it. I like such topics and anything that is connected to this matter. I would like to read a bit more soon.

Joan Hakkinen

Cindy said...

Looks so nice, love your puppy too!

Inspired by you said...

Awesome job! Give yourself a big pat on the back!