Monday, November 29, 2010

Some Christmas gifts and a good mail day

I finished up a few Christmas gifts for some girlies on my list.  The fabric, though not my style at all, is highly appropriate for it's recipients.  I'm not a princess kind of mom.  I'm pretty anti-princess actually.  In fact my daughter has never seen a single princess movie, has no Disney dress-up clothes, and has no idea who Cinderella is.  I can be so mean sometimes.  It was a stretch for me to buy this fabric.  Luckily, I used almost all of it up in these projects for my nieces.  I'm not sure I could have princess scraps in my stash :)

I used the buttercup bag pattern from Made by Rae.  It's the perfect purse size for a little girl. 

I also used the apron pattern from Making it Fun by Michael Miller Fabrics.

Finally, the mailman knocked on my door this morning.  Good thing I shoveled that 10 inches of snow off our steps while the kiddos were eating breakfast (this is after the hubs shoveled about the same amount last night at 6 p.m.).  I think we're in for a rough winter.

Anyway, I got this super cute pillow in the mail from Val, aka PinkPlease!, for the Pillow Talk Swap.  I think it looks great on my sewing chair and adds the perfect amount of back support.  I'm really tempted to try a similar pattern for a quilt.  I love the triangles.  Sure, I might be pulling my hair out by the end, but they look really great!

It was fun, albeit a bit stressful, to participate in the Pillow Talk Swap.  I sent my Christmas Tree pillow off last week to travel 1000's of miles to live in a new home across the ocean.  I'm debating signing up for the doll quilt swap in January.  We'll see how things go.


  1. YEAH!!! Thanks for the shout out.

  2. gorgeous pillow! :)

    and I really need to make some of those cute bags. :)

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