This came from a pattern; I like it.
See the pattern pages on top of the dresser? They don't fit back in the package very well. I think I might invest in a lamination machine, or buy a bunch of laminating pages to laminate patterns. They tear too easily, and the don't fit pack in the package anyway, so why not make them sturdy and reusable? Maybe.
I don't do well with patterns, but it turned out pretty good.
This dresser is on the wall I didn't show you. The ugly television sits on top.
I think patterns are probably like recipes. I don't follow recipes very well either. I like to look at a recipe, or idea, and just make it from memory, adding my own touches as I go along. That's why some of my dishes are never the same...even if I write it down, even if I follow the recipe. I always end up changing at least one thing. Is this normal? Maybe. But, I've found that when you are cooking with fabric...(i.e. following a pattern) this is not a good thing. I intend to try more patterns, eventually I'll get it and not have to spend hours un-stitching. One of these days that foreign language will make sense to me and I'll be able to just look at it and make it my own...one day.