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Saturday, February 11, 2012

I did it!!!

Wow - I made the clamshell pillow!! Doesn't it look so natural and beautiful in it's new home??  I wish I had more fabric so I could make this poor lonely pillow a mate.

Fabric: Amy Butler - August Fields, charm pack, jeans fabric from Joann's
16" pillow form
invisible zipper closure (go me!!)

Ok - this is now my favorite thing I've made so far - - Ben is right, I do say it every time.  But so what, it's true.

I'm especially excited about this project because I feel like it really showcases the August Fields line.  This fabric line holds a special place in my heart b/c it was the first fabric that inspired me to buy fabric just because it was pretty ... for no intended purpose ... just to oogle.  I have since grown my stash and now have a few tubs full of fabric that I love.  How much do I love this fabric??  Enough to try it in a quilt, decide 10 blocks in that it isn't really showcasing the fabric enough, and then pick it all out.  ... I hate ripping out ... I avoid it at all costs.  But for this fabric I did it.  And then for a year I looked at it, dreamed of where it could go, not finding the appropriate home until it was time for this pillow.  So there's a little background on why I'm so in love!

Off to enjoy the rest of my birthday weekend.

I'm going to link this up to Fabric Tuesday - be sure to check out what all the other awesome sewers are making over there. The link is in my sidebar.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Sing Along With Me ...

Happy Birthday to Me...
     Happy Birthday to Me ... 
         Happy Birthday to Meeee ... 
             Happy Birthday to Me!

My hubby woke up early and made me an amazingly
healthful and delicious breakfast! I really am a lucky girl!

So, as you can gather from the song above, it was my birthday this week.  And, as my last post stated, my birthday present from my parents was a sewing class.  So I thought it only fitting that I share w/you my progress on my first full week of class!

The theme for the week was: Basic Curves.

- - First Project - a Bunting - - 

hm - the picture doesn't really do it justice - Note to Self: must learn how to take
better pictures to capture true color!
How PERFECT! (Since it was my birthday!)  I LOVE how it turned out - like true love! I think it is actually my favorite colors in a project I've made to date (PS: Ben says I say this for all my projects, but I really mean it this time). It is so bright and cheerful and wonderful!  I hope I get to pull it out and use it for other fun celebrations in the future.  Ok, maybe I should be more honest w/you guys ... it is actually still hanging up and probably will be for at least another week, b/c I'm in love! haha. Bonus - it was the first project I made w/curves, albiet basic curves.  I learned to cut w/o a ruler - and ya know what, it wasn't as scary as you would think ...

Here's the banner w/the birthday girl! (umm, that's me, in case you didn't put that together yet)

- - Second Project - Baby Bib - - 

Unfortunetly I don't have any cute models to show these cuties so you'll just have to imagine - man-oh-man are they adorable! and soft and cozy ... heck it makes me want to wear it ... well ok, maybe not really - but you know what I mean (you do, right?) Aren't they darling?? In fact, they were so easy and fun to make, I made 2 versions - boy and girl!  Now I just need some friends who wants their little bundle of joy to become a model!  =)

- - Third Project - Clamshell Pillow - - 

no, I didn't make this.  This is a picture of the sample from Rachel's blog.
Hopefully mine can look just as nice!
This is the 3rd and final project for the week ... this is still on the to do list. I would like to work on that this weekend. . . bu we'll see how it goes.  Hopefully I'll have a beautiful new pillow to show you early next week.

Now it's time to go enjoy the weekend!!  Come back soon to see what else I've made from my curves class!


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