Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012


 DIY Kitten Pillow :)

I drew out a head and pinned it onto my fabric; I ended up using the suede skirt from this post. (Click. Last pictures there.) I really liked how it turned out with the suede being so soft. :)

I have a tendency to cut out a lot of my things on a bed... It's just a comfy place to sit. :) BUT I have cut into sheets before doing that. And I've cut into my own clothes when I have the fabric in my lap. Not the smartest thing ever.

I used Leftover brown felt for the forehead/stripe and whiskers/mouth...

And buttons for the eyes and nose! I also sewed some blue tshirt scraps behind the eyes as a little addition. :)

Got the idea from this other blog's post. (<Link) I think I like the softness/roundness of mine better, but I love the polka dots and textures in theirs.

I wonder if my artistic abilities would stretch far enough to make a dog... Or a monkey! That could be fun. :D

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Finished Denim Quilt

      Here's the fabric I used for the back: a mixture of an old plaid skirt and some brown fleece.


     The backing is in 4 different stripes: every other fabric. I didn't have enough fleece to do all of it, or enough plaid, but they went together nicely, apart from being different materials. :)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Flower Hair Pins

     Again, I don't think Christa reads my blog, so this should be safe. CHRISTA, DON'T READ THIS POST. 

     Christmas Gift #2 is... Hair Flowers! I have a couple different ones here:

     Hobby Lobby. Sorry.

     Lace, with a button glued in the middle. The hot glue gun is my new favorite thing!

     Ric Rac flower- this one's my favorite.

      Burnt edge flower, button sewn in the middle. Probably the one I like least, but I'll let Christa decide if she likes it or not.

     And another burnt edge one- pearls sewn in the middle.

     That's all - Which one do you like best? Ever made hair flowers before?

Monday, December 3, 2012

Book of Notes - Christmas Gifts #1

     I don't think Sha'rel reads my blog, so this should be fairly safe. SHA'REL, DON'T READ THIS POST. There.

     So here we dive in- Christmas gifts! I have a couple finished ones that I might share over the course of December. :)

     Gift Number One: to Sha'rel, my friend of Whole-Life.

     Book of Notes.

     As of now I am using a hairtie to keep the thing shut, but it'll turn into a ribbon or so later on.


     I must have confused blogger; it uploaded half these horizontals as verticals. Here's a little peek of what's inside. :) Left page: memory. Right page: Valentine her siblings gave me.

     Left page: memory. Right page: Coloring page she gave me.

     Making this book for someone would be pretty hard to do most of the time; I didn't want to use any letters really, but I didn't have a billion pictures to fill the pages with... so I used a lot of different pictures we drew and little notes or stories we had written.  This page: Old pictures of us & our "old sayings".

     Throw in a little bit of random, some colorful markers, a couple of in-jokes, some new notes/letters from me, and there you go... A scrapbook/book of notes as a Christmas gift!