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« on: January 27, 2011 11:39:14 AM »

I just moved from Canada to the USA and from being a working mother to a stay at home mother.  Things are different but after several months without any of my stuff,  my sewing kit/fabric arrived as well as a brand new sewing machine for my 40th bday.  So what do I make?  Pillows for both my girls, my nephew and a few friends.  I used Kellie (from Don't Look Now) inspiration and used some of her free tutorials to create these pillow tops.  Then I used Elizabeth Hartman's (from Oh Fransson!) tutorial on how to put a pillow together without a zipper and voila new sewing projects.  Now sadly it didn't take as much time as I'd had originally thought so I'll need a bigger project to keep my mind happy but for now it will have to do.

for my girls - the fronts


and the backs


for my nephew


for my dear friend's little girl


I'm not sure which one I like the best, they were all fun to make.

comments always welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2011 11:46:37 AM »

They are lovely, are they quilted?
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2011 11:56:34 AM »

Oh my goodness those are so cute! I've never thought of making name pillows, what a great gift idea. I especially love the rocket one!
Feel better too! You sound a little sad to me. I'm sending you good thoughts!!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2011 03:26:43 PM »

 Kiss Kiss and hugs to you, you do sound like you need them!  I LOVE those cushions.  Making them personalized like that is a real treasure to the receiver...something of their very own from someone who loves them!
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2011 03:53:33 PM »

thank you! and yes they are all appliqued and quilted using free motion, which on my new Sapphire Husquvarna is awesome!  I also used the Steam a Seam Lite to put them in place, and am loving that!

I'm not so much sad as bored but I hope once I get into a better routine other than dropping kids off and picking them up should help!  I'm a type A and find staying home harder than working and taking care of my children.  At least mentally tougher!
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2011 04:49:49 PM »

All the pillows are absolutely georgous!  I love the fabrics, the colors, everything!
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2011 04:52:16 PM »

Cute!   I love the flowers.   

My son has a friend named Eamon, never heard it anywhere else but him until now.
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2011 05:21:33 PM »

These are great! Love the designs on the front & they look really well put together too Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2011 06:23:29 PM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2011 02:32:14 PM »

These pillows`re gorgeous! I love the colours!
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