Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Peace Sign and Shag, What Decade is it?

Peace sign and shag pillows, that is, for Madelin's bed. The peace sign pillow was Madelin's request and I found the shag pillow here. I'm not a big fan of peace signs but anything for my girl! ;) I made this shag pillow because...1. I thought it was just too cute and 2. I had a set of jersey sheets that needed to be used for crafting purposes...the sheets just weren't cutting it on Madelin's bed! So, I used the old jersey sheet to create the shag, bought pink fabric at Hobby Lobby for the pillow and used stuffing from an old accent pillow; the total cost of the pillow was less than $3! I made the peace pillow using this yellow accent pillow (I think I made it in middle or high school!!) and the peace sign fabric was from Hobby Lobby. For the peace sign, I created my own pattern, used Pellon Wonder Under, ironed it on and then sewed around it. This pillow was easily less than $2. The complete look. :) Here's to peaceful sleep!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

S is for Sailboat and Sam

Back in January when I made these shirts (flower, strawberry and turtle) for some friends' babies, I made a list of applique ideas and along with those three, sailboat was one of them. Needless to say, I was slightly delighted when my friend named her baby Sam because I knew that I was going to make a sailboat if she had a boy! :) I made the sail using some fabric from an old baby outfit of Anders' and the boat fabric has been used for many different projects (like the turtle). I used the sail fabric because it matched this pair of inexpensive shorts I bought at Kohl's last year. "Wrapped" and ready to go!