Thursday, December 30, 2010
I have been itching to make these pillows for a month now. I bought the fabric when we went up to Anacortes after Thanksgiving. I finally was able to make them. The pillow forms I bought were from IKEA for $6.99 each and are 20" x 20". I used Sew Katie Did's awesome tutorial forinstalling an invisible zipper too, awesome!
The pillows have batting and backing on both the front and the back to make them hold up better, and hopefully last longer. We shall see...
The fabric on the front is from a line called Modern Meadow by Joel Dewberry, it is so beautiful.
I tried some straight stitching on it using my walking foot and aqua thread. I am in love :) The quilting took some time, but the effort was worth it.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Last year Jessie and I made an owl. She was loving the stuffed owls in the Pottery Barn catalog. My sister came to visit and said she'd love to have one for Lilyanne. Well, okay then, don't twist my arm!
Jessie's is on the left, Lilyanne's is on the right.
Jessie once again chose fabric that looks like it belongs together. We used white minkie for the head. Merry Christmas to my niece Lilyanne :)
For the week of Christmas we drove out to Utah. We were hoping to go for Thanksgiving, but the weather wouldn't let us. We visited our families and friends. It was such a great trip! We drove home on Friday so we could spend Christmas day at our house. What a great day we had, I love my little family. I hope you all had a great Christmas as well. My husband bought me a new fancy camera, I am thrilled! I can't wait to learn all about it, and hopefully you'll be seeing some nice photos on my blog now.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Friday, December 03, 2010
So, this is a new experience for me, stitching wool felt. It was easy, and fun, and FAST. I loved it! I have had some of these little Bareroots patterns for a few years, along with the wool felt. We went on a drive up to Anacortes, Washington last weekend (a 5 hour drive one way) and I was able to stitch all of it during the trip.
Look at how cute it is! I enjoyed making this little mat, and I have two other patterns I am going to try out someday. I encourage you to try these if you haven't already, it was nice not having to follow much of a pattern.