Here, Sheryl, are the pirate pillows about which I was talking. I’ve added in Matt’s Christmas Ninja Turtle pillows too. [Head on over to my photobucket account to see them bigger.]
It only takes a yard to make a pillow case, and they look way more impressive than they really are. The longest it’s ever taken me to make one is about 1/2 hour, and those were the pirate pillows. I had to sew more than one seam. The knitting/scissors fabric pillow is Michael Miller fabric brought home as a souvenir from Seattle.
More fabric stash busting: Margaret Bag.
The fabric looks to be South American in origin, and has this fantastic woven detail on each end. I used up almost all of the fabric, leaving just a 1/4 yard more on top of the detail at the other end. I love this bag. The handle is a really nice width, and it hold the folders and other accoutrement I need for tutoring, along with some groceries, and possibly a small mammal. Thanks, Elizabeth, for such a great bag pattern! I plan on making more.
I made it to the quitling shop for the first time today, located in an old Victorian building in downtown Old Town Fairfax. Nice, pretty fabric. Experienced a bit of sticker shock; however, I’m going to equate it to the same kind of sticker shock I had when I started buying yarn outside of JoAnne’s and AC Moore. Preeetty things. I will be going back to get this really cute ‘go green’ fabric, once I decide what I want to make with it.
I did buy fabric to try out Amy Butler’s Lounge pants pattern before I cut up Matt’s childhood sheets. [Dinosaurs. So cute, and there’s more than enough for me to make a matching top, for which I have a pattern.] 40% 0ff, the last of the bolt, and the nice young man rounded down the something + yard to 3 yards, so I didn’t even pay full price there. Nice guy, pretty fabric.
Guess what I’m doing tonight?
Have a good weekend!