“What you create doesn’t have to be perfect. So what if the eggs are greasy or the toast is burned? Don’t let fear of failure discourage you.”
― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Finishing Up Pillows

I stitched this about three years ago, then left it as it was. Finally I made it into a pillow and I feel much better getting it off of my to-do pile. I used some Amy Butler Charm to make the pillow. Now that I look at it, there may have been a button that was supposed to go in the center of the big flower, but as it is not there, it just wasn't meant to be.

This one was finished at least four years ago, but never framed. I decided to make a frame with a yellow solid and some black and white polka dots. There is a sleeve on the back to hang it up on the wall. The walls in my sewing room are bright and sunny, so it will probably go up in there, hopefully before another four years elapse.


And for some reason this picture wants to stay oriented this way no matter what I change, grr. Anyway, the general idea is there. I stitched this in the car a few years ago on a long road trip. I made it into a door hanger style pillow and it is on the girls room door now. They also think it is a good pillow for all sorts of baby dolls. The star is full of french knots, which I am not fond of, and at the time gave me trouble. I am still not fond, but they give me less trouble.

All in all, three unfinished projects finished! They were quick and easy, and it always makes me kick myself when I am done to think these languished on my to-do list for so long when a good solid hour of work was all it took to knock them off. Lesson learned-I doubt it.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Freezer Paper Stencils


The kids and I had planned on doing this project at the beginning of the summer, but for some reason we kept being too busy to fit it in. There are tutorials all over the internet on how to do this and where to get clip art for it. The kids picked out the kind of things they wanted. Sophie got a shark because she bites, hard. Even Nate got in on the fun and did a guitar shirt.
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Fresh Cut Charm Quilt

I made this quilt about two years ago while I was expecting baby number 3. The Fresh Cut charm packs were the first charm packs I had ever purchased. It's a bit addicting, now I have quite a charm pack stash.


The pattern is from a Better Homes and Gardens Quilt's n' More magazine.


I did a basic quilt in the ditch design so the back of the quilt just looks latticed. Sophie loves this quilt, it is the perfect size for a crib.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Ottobre shorts and tunic


I have had this eiffel tower fabric for quite a long time, and this is the first time I cut into it. These little shorts are from an issue of Ottobre Designs magazine from last summer I believe. They are a size 80cm. They will fit Sophie this summer and maybe next.


I love the ruffles across the bum!

Next is a tunic from this years Spring Issue. It went together really really fast. I used some Pop Garden for the tunic, and some bubblegum basics for the bias trim.

I have several little leggings that match this, and it also looks so cute with denim. I made this in an 80cm, but was a little skimpier on the seam allowances, so it's a bit big and will last longer.