I went home to Austin over Spring Break and got the chance to do a bit of crafting with my sister, Superstitch (well, I mostly call her Elizabeth). I took her quilting class a while back and had some leftover fabric, conveniently already cut into equal-width strips. We decided to make a quilted pillow out of my leftovers, and she painstakingly guided me through the process which, although I took a class, I had forgotten because my brain is made out of Tropical Fruit Starbursts.
It was worth it in the end though, because now I have this beauty sitting front and center on my couch:
(That's actually Elizabeth's couch, but it's on my couch now, haha.)
We had enough fabric left to make the back fabulous too:
I love it so, so much. Thanks for helping me, Liz!
I made a few slight alterations from the pattern, I don't tend to think ahead and realized halfway through making these that I didn't have rice or anything to weight them down. So instead I inserted a circle cut out of index card into the base to give them stability, then topstitched a little rim around the base.
I got bored last night and decided to make some dolls, using only materials I didn't have any other use for. It was totally fun, and even though I'm not very good at sewing (and I've never made a doll or a stuffed animal before), they came out pretty cute.
The two of them together:
The one I call green-head:
And the one I made for my sister (the hideous yellow mall-hair is temporary and not sewn on, my sister has extra brown yarn so I'm making her make her own doll-wig):
and what she will look like with the brown hair:
And a few in-progress pictures:
These are made of scraps, vintage pillowcases, napkins, and yarn I wasn't ever going to use. The faces are done in three strand backstitch.
Yesss! I received from ClauRose yesterday and, let me tell you, it was a good day.
I got a cute little green address book (green is my favorite color) and a -gorgeous- scrapbook/album with an embroidered cover (I love embroidery!):
I also got three scrapbook kit things with paper, cut outs, stickers, etc and they are totally awesome. They've definitely inspired me to start scrapbooking again, I can't wait to get started!
I also got the Blistex Spa Effects lip balm and might I just say, SCORE. I consider myself to be a bit of a lip balm connoiseur (I'm almost positive that's spelled wrong) and these are AWESOME! So soft, so smooth, so deliciously scented! I love, love, love them. I can't figure out what the red one smells like though, and it's driving me crazy. The other three scents were listed on the back of the packaging, but not the red one! It smells so good, I want to know what it is!
Thank you so, so much, ClauRose! This package totally made my week! You sent stuff that was absolutely perfect for me, you rock!
Sorry about the bad picture quality, all I have is my cameraphone. This is my mermaid card from Original Youth, and it is gorgeous. The waves are made out of torn paper, I think, and the fin is that kind or foam-ish stuff. The color choices were perfect, of course. Thank you so much, other Sarah from Texas!
I did this embroidery for my sister the headband queen. I adapted the pattern from an ad I saw somewhere that I now cannot find... oh well. I think I'm going to do another one for her with a different colored headband, since this one ended up pretty cute.
This is a semi close up of the headband, sorry, all I have is my camera phone right now:
The headband was done in four strand rayon floss, and while yes, it's pretty, it is also a pain in the butt to work with. This was my first time working with it, and all I can say is proceed with caution with it!