I realize in this creative blogging world of make-everything-yourself-for-only-pennies that one is somehow substandard if a thought of purchasing, not making it yourself, enters one's mind. And I do know the satisfaction that only comes with completing a project I have made myself, after all, I have touted the merits of whole wheat bread made from fresh ground hard red wheat, and used to spend all of August making new wardrobes for each of my children before they entered school etc, etc. I am the one who can save a dime because I will tell myself how "I can make that" at a boutique when I see something cute. Now, whether or not I actually end up making a copy of that same thing is another question. But, let it be said, I have spent many years creating everything you can image.
http://customslipcoversbyshelley.blogspot.com/ with her name and phone number. The phone number had my area code! Was this a sign? I thought so. Then I called Shelley and my house was close enough to hers for her to take my job. Horray!! It was my lucky day. She told me how much fabric I needed ,and where to get it, and her price. I couldn't believe it, I found the fabric for $3.99/yd. I decided to let her make my two sofas, plus a chair and an ottoman too. I put 50 yards of this wonderful white denim in my washer to preshrink it (8 yards at a time).
I am linking to Susan's Between Naps on the Porch for her Metamorphosis Monday makeovers. Check out what other bloggers have been doing too.