Sunday, August 26, 2012

Kitty Cushion

I went to visit my sister while I was in town for a conference for work. She wanted me to make covers for the arms of her couch so the cats wouldn't sit on them and my brother-in-law wanted a cushion for their wicker footrest. Upon returning home, I found the perfect upholstery fabric to match their living room colors, and it was on clearance for $2 a yard.

Cleo loves the new cushion:

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Starry Pin Heads

I came across a tutorial for designing your own pin heads. I had no reason to make some except they were cute and I had shrink plastic. I also happened to have a star punch; however, I was not strong enough to punch through the plastic, so I just dented it where the tips of the stars would be, colored them, and snipped them out with tiny scissors after sticking pins through them. I used every color Sharpie I have.



They are cute and tiny and colorful, but, as they don't lay flat, they are not very practical for actually pinning fabric.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Birthday Cards

I made two of these cards without any specific birthdays in mind.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Quilted Tree Skirt

Just before Christmas 2011, Melissa asked me about a tree skirt she saw on Etsy and I told her I would make her one for next Christmas. She said she wanted something candy-colored, something kid-friendly that her little boy would like. The tree skirt I made for myself is not quilted, so I imagined making a quilt and simply cutting it into a circle, but then I found the perfect "candy" fabric and that plan went out the window. I saw this tree skirt on Flickr and I knew it would be perfect since the asterisk design mirrors the pattern on the fabric. I did not, however, want to piece 12 wedge-shaped asterisk blocks, so I just sewed strips on top of the blocks to create the asterisks. That way, I didn't have to worry about the pattern on the fabric lining up.

The back:
I love the pattern the quilting created.

Date tag:


I added snowflake brads to the front six blocks, each with a bit of sparkly paint. 

Finished size: 42" diameter

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Hello Kitty Stocking

This was made to match the pink snowflake ornament for Melissa, since Hello Kitty's head was a bit too big for an ornament in that style.

Finished size: approximately 4" x 5.5"

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Paw Print Stocking

Melissa loves her dog, so I had to make a puppy stocking.

Finished size: approximately 4" x 5.5"
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