Thursday, November 8, 2012

Every day sewing

Not all things I make are photo shoot worthy, but I'm still trying to capture a bit of those for you.

Yesterday I got some awesome new Echino fabrics (and some Nursery Versery fell in my cart too!)  in the mail that I ordered from Japan.  I love happy mail days!

Happy mail day!



And feeling completely cool and fabulous in my good taste in fabric, then I promptly went out to Joann's and bought some Tinkerbell flannel fabric.  Yep...I am just THAT hip.  ;)  (Hey at least I found one with spools of thread!  That's a little bit cool...right? right?  I'm trying)

Tinkerbell flannel.  A new pillowcase for my little tinkerbell.


But my love of fabric knows no end, and neither does my desire to make fun things for my daughter.  My little cuteness has been trying to "warm up" her pillow, so I decided that she needed a flannel pillowcase.  And yes, I have awesome AMH flannel that I could have used.  But I saw the Tinkerbell flannel and threw my designer taste out the window for some good old fashioned Trademarked images.


Tinkerbell pillowcase


I used this pillowcase tutorial for a roll up pillowcase and was pretty pleased with it.  I grabbed a little Riley Blake fabric from my stash for the binding and put them together for a snugly pillowcase.  And my little Tinkerbell was quite pleased this morning when I showed it to her.

My tinkerbell with her new pillowcase.



I will also take this moment to admit how far behind I am in my own Quilt Along.  I completed two more blocks, the pipe block and the fire flower.  If you are following along, you will realize that I posted about those blocks a while ago...but whoops.  Things get pushed to that back burner.


Another block... The green pipe is also complete!!



Fire flower block finally complete!!



I have two more blocks all ready to be sewn and then I will almost be caught up with myself.  Hmm...whatever.  At this point, I have personal goals of when to finish it and I'll make that happen.  No more apologies for where I am with it.  I've got one or two more instructional posts for you all with it but then we're all just out there sewing together hundreds of tiny little squares.


 Oh the things we do for the ones we love.  Tinkerbell flannel and teeny tiny squares of fabric.


13 comments:

  1. oh, your little girls is beyond adorable. Throwing your designer taste out the window and getting Tinkerbell fabric was a good call, I must admit. Way to go mom!!!!

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  2. Thanks for taking us inside and keeping it real. The picture of your tinkerbell on her new pillow obviously makes it all worth it! And all those tiny squares.... who is this quilt for again? There's some true love in it.

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  3. Kids don't care about designer fabric. They like what they like! And you're a good mama for giving your sweetie what you knew would make her truly happy. :)

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  4. Enjoy the "everyday" sewing projects! I did them for my kiddos when they were little, and the still remember/have them.

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  5. Awww! Tinkerbell will win against ANY designer if you ask little girls!
    And so good of you to remember the inner little girl and set the cool mom on hold for this - priceless! And thanks for sharing :)

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  6. sometimes you gotta love a good trademarked image!
    sweet little Caitlyn! she loves it! :)

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  7. The fabric is lovely and so is your little one with her new pillow case. Good work, and we are all behind in something.

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  8. The picture of your little Tinkerbell with her new pillow is adorable. I love that she loves it so much! Great job, mom!

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  9. Aww, I like the pillowcase. I just bought Perry flannel (from Phineas and Ferb) because, of course, little boys don't care a bit about designer flannel for their pillowcases.

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  10. A mom's gotta do what a mom's gotta do. My daughter loves Dinosaur Train and therefore I made her a pillowcase with pteranodons on it. She loves it and declared that she wouldn't need a new pillowcase for the rest of her life!

    Nice work on the Mario quiltalong! I'm doing one block as part of a bee and have cut out a couple hundred squares. Now to sew them together at tonight's Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild sew-in!

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  11. I love that Echino, I really need to get my hands on some! Love the photo of Tinkerbell spark out on her new pillow :oD

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  12. For the record, I'm sure the Anna Maria Horner is trademarked too! Super cute pillow.

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  13. The picture of your daughter is great. I just shut my eyes and made my son a Berenstain Bears quilt, and he loves it.

    P.S. I hate when things fall into my cart.

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