Monday, July 25, 2011

Triangle Pillow

Does it ever feel like things are just flying by faster than you care for?
It's how I'm feeling right now. 
I never mean to let so much time go by before sharing what I am up to but I do. 
Then it seems hard to share it all.
So I was wasting time  doing research one day out in blog land and came across this and this. I thought it was so cute and decided to try and see if it was as easy as it looked. 
It was. 
I decided to make a bigger one..... someday. 
Jess had given me this gorgeous fabric and I made two pillows. I was thinking about making two more when she suggested that it would be great for the larger triangle pillow project.
So I did.
It was fun!
It's funky!
It's for him! 
He's only smiling because he didn't want to hurt my feelings. He doesn't quite get it.
Grampa tried tempting him with the "fishing" pole. 
It didn't really work.
Mom tossed him on top. 
He rolled off. 
I realize that I stuffed it too much and so I will have to take some of those silly pellets out. Jess helped me the first time around and it wasn't so bad, maybe I'll wait for her help again.

Monday, July 11, 2011

A Bunch of Bags

This was a fun special order. 
A friend wanted 9 bags for her daughters and grand daughters. 
The only thing she asked for was a variety.
 Getting to choose the fabrics was fun but I'm still wondering if I made the right choices.....
Silly me I took these pictures before I put the crystals on the zippers. I love sparkly things. You'll have to take my word for it, they were cuter than they look here.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Sketchbook Shorts

Busy much? Yeah, me too. I made these a couple of weeks ago.....  Actually Jess did most of the sewing. 
 This is such a cute pattern, thank you Oliver + S. I used Kona cotton in stone (clay? whatever) and some of Amy Schimler's fun fabric for the waistband and pocket linings. 
 Jess did a really good job sewing and learning more about clothing construction. 
I apparently need to go back to cutting out stuff 101......  I thought I used the same peices I traced for the last pair I made, which fit the Little Mister perfectly. 
I didn't. 
They are too small. 
I think I have just enough for another pair.