Today was a very productive day. I love days like today!
Yesterday I got a hot link from a sweet friend of mine for felt flowers. I had a vision of using Alexander Henry's Aqua and Orange Birdseed fabric to make a pillow and to adorn it with the felt flowers. Just a stroke after midnight or sew, my pillow is complete. Vision accomplished!!
Of course, every pillow needs a zipper. Have you tried this tutorial yet?? You really need to!
I also worked on another pillow today. I really thought I might get it finished tonight as well, but tonight I needed to do some of the housework I neglected to do last night. Anyway, I have the start of a Tuesday Pillow. This pattern comes from Stitch Magazine Spring 2009. I first saw it last summer when Annee made it, and it has been on my sewing to do list ever since. Finishing it tomorrow will be a breeze. The actual pattern of each square reminds me of the photo banner I made for my dad for Christmas. I also really, REALLY liked that there were no exact measurements. All of the pieces I used for each square were cut freehand with NO rotary cutter which makes the cutting easy and quick. However, I'm contemplating redoing a square or two. Do any of the squares look lame to you?? I'm not going to point out which ones I don't like, but I promise my feelings won't be hurt if you tell me a square or two needs some tweaking.
Lastly, I made a hair clip for Grace a couple of days ago, and thought it was worthy of documenting here on MOM. I love this flower, and really it is a simple pattern to follow and to make. I fear the flower might be a little heavy for the clip I used. I think I need to find some clips that have claws and will hold Grace's hair better. Sew and learn. Next time I'll know!
And that is all for tonight!!