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February 12, 2014

CREATE Pillow

Just finished up this pillow for a friend, and it will be on its way to its intended just as soon as I can get the Plaid Baby all strapped up and ready for the post office.


I used a text print from Art Gallery's new line Littlest for the background, and an old Denyse Scmidt print from one of her Joann's lines for the appliqué. Photos really don't do it justice, but I really love the background color on the Littlest print. It's not white, but has almost an antiqued/yellowed look to it like a page in an old book.


I echo quilted the scissors for texture, since the pillow itself is very simple and I felt it needed a little more "oomph"


Normally I don't quilt the back, but I did for two reasons. One, this fabric is very thin - think original Heather Ross lines - which makes it perfect for clothes and light summer quilts, but not so hot for home decor sewing. I was worried about how well it would hold up with repeated sofa lounging and abuse, so I decided to give it some stability and quilt the back as well.


The second reason I decided to quilt the back is because I wanted to do an inset zipper, and it would look all uneven and weird if one side was quilted, and the other was plain ol' fabric.

Isn't that zipper adorbs? I bought it from ZipIt on Etsy - they only have one size (12") with two color options (aqua and purple), but I couldn't help myself and got a few of each :)


February 10, 2014

Mixed Nuts

Whenever I thought about the wild variety of stuff I made this weekend, mixed nuts is what came to mind. And now I'm really hungry for White Chocolate Macadamia cookies for some reason…good thing I don't have any handy, because I'd probably convince myself it would be okay to eat 2 dozen since I'm breastfeeding (because apparently in my mind, the extra breastfeeding 500 calories/day = 5,000 calories/day).

But I digress. Commence the recap.

Worked on restocking the zip pouches in my Etsy shop. I felt all trendy making them in the Pantone color of the year Radiant Orchid…maybe that buys me a few fashion points since I rarely change out of my pajamas these days (did I mention I quit my job? Because I QUIT MY JOB!)


I'm also working on building up a stock of wet bags for a new project (more to come on that later). 


And then there's a quilted pillow and an elephant baby quilt in the works.



Hoping to finish the pillow today and the quilt tomorrow. I don't think I ever formally mentioned it on here, but I joined Instagram about a year ago and you can follow me by clicking here  or the button at the top of the right sidebar. I post a lot more progress photos and whatnot on there in case you're curious what I'm up to :)
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