If there were an All-Star Team for moving experts, I would definitely be on the team. In the last 10 years, I've lived in Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Seattle, the Dominican Republic, Denver, Boston and Denver again. I moved into a new apartment last year. And just finished another move.
I'm either flighty or sadistic. Or both.
I only moved 1.5 miles away this time. But even a short move is painful while you're doing it. You still have to lift the boxes, pack everything up and clean the old place. Just when you think you've accomplished the hard part -- moving things -- you look around at the sea of boxes and don't even know where to start.
I hate the boxes and unpack them as fast as humanely possible. My tip is to start in the kitchen. The kitchen has the most boxes and takes the longest to unpack. Once you've finished there, everything else is easy.
The fun part of moving comes after everything is unpacked and you get to hang things on the walls and add little decorative touches. And that's where these pillows come in.
Sewing is intimidating to me. I feel much more comfortable with yarn and knitting needles. But I have a sewing machine that my Aunt gave me and am trying to learn a few new skills.
The furniture in my living room is pretty neutral and I needed some pillows for a pop of color. I bought some fabric a while back (without a project in mind) and it was just enough to sew some pillowcases.
This pattern is perfect for beginners. You don't even need to sew the straightest lines. (By the way, how do you sew straight? My lines ALWAYS seem to be off...)
I used this tutorial from Freshly Picked: Pillow Tutorial.
It's super easy...you only need to cut rectangles and sew a few straight lines. If I can do it, anyone can do it.
My apartment is coming together nicely. I love the new pillows. Coupled with the colorful rug, they add some excitement to my neutral furniture. Now I just need to find something to hang on the wall above the black couch. Any ideas?