Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Pillow of Love

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Time for another Work In Progress update.... I finished my love bear pillow for the Valentine's Day Stitch-Along. I was amazed at how fast the whole thing came together. Now I want to make room full of pillows!
Way back in December, I took a Valentine card making class with my mom and sister. I didn't exactly follow the instructions on all of the cards (like my heart skull and crossbones?), but I had fun with stamps and hole punches and glitter. After all that hard work, it's kinda hard to part with them!
Last night I finished the first of two nappy bags. Just in the nick of time too; my friend is due on Valentine's day! I really like the dragonfly pattern. I even modified the cell phone pocket to fit the my girlfriend's super cool iPhone that I wish I had. This bag is huge and has tons of space to stash all sorts of fun baby things... diapers, wipes, binkies. Crazy fun.
Tomorrow night I start another 3 week sewing class and I ordered my fabric for the project online at reprodepot. It's such a fun, whimsical print. I'll reveal what we're making when I'm done in a few weeks... (hint: it will be perfect for all the warm weather that's headed our way in the coming months)

This post is a part of Work-In-Progress (W.I.P.) Wednesdays where I share some of my projects that serve as a creative outlet for my mostly left-brained mind. I may be posting the results of finished projects, actual W.I.Ps, or projects that are on my to-do list. Be sure to check out others that are posting their projects as well!

28 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

STUNNING, CUTE, FABULOUS!!

Vegyogini said...

Oh, my gosh, those Valentines are so cute! Yes, I LOVE the hearts & crossbones! Your sewing projects turned out fabulously well, too. :)

Ricki said...

The bag is gorgeous (well, everything is, actually!). I'm not eligible for the shoes, but hmmmm something crafty would be even better!

Kiersten said...

Everything is adorable! I like the bag.

Animal-Friendly said...

I love the pillow you made! It's soooo adorable :)

Theresa said...

Is that a cupcake pincushion in the background? how cute!

selina said...

i luv the bag & the cute little pillow!! it might be time for me to get my sewing machine out!

The Voracious Vegan said...

Wow! I want to make pillows too! That is a fabulous idea.

I cannot believe you made those gorgeous valentines cards. They look so professional and perfect, well done!

DJ said...

I love your WIP posts - so fun to see what you're up to! And that cushion is GORGEOUS!!!

shellyfish said...

I just love the fabric for you pillow - so fun! And those cards! I was just commenting to Amy (aka Tahinitoo) that I would love to learn to make some cards myself!
Depot has the best fabric ever. I just hate that my postage ends up costing as much as the fabric!

Natasha said...

Great backing fabric for the pillow. It really makes it pop!

twoveganboys said...

I just love the bag. Dragonflies are my favorite. I need to make a purse. And WIP is so great. I am looking forward to our next stitch-a-long. The pillow is adorable. And the cards are very creative. Arthur is making Valentine's cards tonite. I will post them.

Jo Stockton said...

Love the bear and the bag! I did a quilt for some friends' wedding a few years ago that had a lot of blue and orange dragonfly fabric in it. Lovely!

J.

Hannah said...

I usually hate Valentine's cards by definition, but it's the store-bought ones that are just insufferable. Your handmade greetings on the other hand are lovely, and would definitely be treasured!

allularpunk said...

your love bear pillow is so adorable! i also love your nappy bag. what a lucky friend you have. and your vday cards! so cool.

miss alix said...

That pillow is absolutely adorable. The cards are great too! Wonderful valentines!

Bianca said...

One of these days, I'm gonna have to learn to sew. I always drool over the repro depot fabrics, wishing I could order some and figure out what to do with them...I love that fabric!

tahinitoo said...

You always chose the best fabrics. I get so overwhelmed and want all the fabrics I see, making the final decision impossible! I love the cards!

Holler said...

Your pillow is beautiful and I want one! Gorgeous fabric too! Just what I would have picked :)

River said...

Aww, I love your love bear pillow! It's adorable!

Your Valentine's Day cards are so pretty! The heart skull and crossbones one is my favorite!

I love the nappy bag! The fabric is GORGEOUS!

Enjoy your sewing class!

PS: YAY for Krys!

aTxVegn said...

I love the pillows! That looks like a really fun project. And I love the new fabric. I can't wait for warmer weather!

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

You are so amazingly talented!

Erin said...

All your stuff is so cute and professional looking! I especially like the pillow.

The Vegan Snorkeler said...

I LOVE the dragonfly print! Are you selling your creations on etsy yet? You should!

Sarah said...

Awesome pillow!!

Lyn Rose said...

What a great blog I've just discovered! Full of photos and interesting ideas- i'll have to try some out. Come and visit me some time at
www.beautiful-vegan.blogspot.com
Lyn Rose

Stacey said...

Everything is super cute! That pillow looks so comfy! :)

Sarah said...

so awesome of you to make your friend a bag! honestly, one of the things that annoys me most is finding a good baby bag.