Wednesday, March 14, 2012

comforter conundrum

I haven't had the opportunity to post lately, my real work life has been going full speed ahead for the past few weeks with work, moving, & friends. I did manage to have a nice day off to go thrifting and I made an AMAZING find! A vintage sewing machine with the original case, repair kid, owners manual, foot pedal, everything! I tried to snoop around on the internet to find out more about it. The from says "Universal" which I assume is the name of the sewing machine. The owner's manual says Made In Osaka, Japan by a company called Koyo. It would be nice to know a little more about it (if that information catches anyone's eye) but to be honest, I have been looking for a sewing machine for so long & it works great. Yes, I could have bought one from the store, but the thrill of giving something old new life is what I thrift for! Plus, it was $30, which is an amazing deal.

Now, that I have expelled my excited over the sewing machine. I got to thinking about what I could use it for. Obviously, anything that needs to be sewn, clothing, etc. but my mind was set on having a project. I have been looking for a new comforter for my bed. I attempted to try this online once before and to no avail. Everything was too expensive or not my taste. Granted, my patience dwindled as I searched more so I can't say I checked out TOO many websites. Anyway, my point is I was hoping that if I found a comforter I like, I can attempt to make my decorative pillows, pillowcases, etc. Making the actual comforter is a little beyond my skill level at this point. Plus, I learned how to make pillows in the 7th grade, so I'd like to think that is a task I have mastered.

I have a very eclectic taste in decor so I really want something that is bright and fun but versatile. Think if floral, colorblock, asian inspired, 70s kitsch, & Native American had a baby (and it was actually a room and not a baby). That's the best description of my bedroom. I like a lot of different styles, but it's not overwhelming & it blends together well. Very aesthetically pleasing.

Any suggestions for websites? My price range is anything less that $150. I browsed a few websites and here are some patterns and color that interest me:

Sunbird Sheet Set - eclectic sheet sets
Sunbird Sheet Set
Love the print & colors but I could never do that much white!!

Munjoy Sheet Set by Angela Adams modern sheet sets
Munjoy Sheet Set by Angela Adams
love the shade of green but I couldn't have this much of one color

Ferm Living - Gracewood Bedding modern sheet sets
Gracewood Bedding

Also, Happy Hump Day to everyone! The weather in my town in beautiful today. 77 degrees in March? I'll take it.

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