I loved the idea of this pillow...the final result, not so much. I think the fabric I used was too shiny/thin and so the cotton looks wonky in there. Oh well, it was still fun to make while listening to Alvvays.
Christmas was great!
My dad made me this frame as a Christmas gift. The photo is my family at our cabin in July.
It's amazing what you can get done on a snow day! I really wanted to make a felt pine tree to add to this journal, but since I am so bogged down with homework I decided to just add this calendar image instead. I am a HUGE fan of Bonsai trees and have had my bonsai ficus tree for going on 13 years! My goal is to have at least 3 trees that I can pass down to my three kids when I die. I know it sounds weird, but since I'm planning on being dirt poor by then, at least I can pass on something beautiful.
I am still surviving 15 credits! Hallelujah I am half-way through the semester. I made this little notebook from some fabric that I got from my sister. I was really excited to have a party at the sister's retreat that was especially for me, where I got a bunch of sewing supplies. I have been wanting to make something with this ever since. I also made this little felt star last weekend during conference. I can't wait to have more free time for sewing and baking. Tchau!
I made some mushroom tops of felt and then attached them to this linen journal. I really like how it turned out. I also made a new patterned stitch on the spine which looks kinda cool. School starts in 10 days. I am gonna be so swamped with 15 credits! We are getting ready for an insane few months. Anyway, it's been a great summer and I've loved the break with the girls. It is probably my last summer off before I get a job. Life goes on...
My daughter helped me choose the embroidery thread that reminded us of a summer smoothie. I did a free form flower on the drive from Boise to Bend and then from Bend to Newport, OR. for a gathering with my sisters. It turned out pretty cool. Even though I am not a huge fan of pink in general, knowing that a smoothie inspired the colors makes it seem cooler.
Here I am at the ocean. I wish I could live there.
I made a swan patch and attached it to a new journal. I am really disappointed in the quality of this card stock...it just looks weathered with the slightest handling--All I did was fold it and it tore up on the crease. So, other than that I just love the look of this fabric. It reminds me of Jane Austen era dresses and olden times when people weren't so busy and went on picnics all the time.
Over spring break I sewed this felt hummingbird to some linen in an embroidery hoop. This week I made it into a journal. It's still fun bookbinding after five years! I hope someday to be considered experienced enough to teach a class or something.
I used the headband stitch to make a wall hanging for my little computer corner. I had so much fun! I put another Hiroshige cut out picture from my old calendar in the "frame." I think it turned out cool. His art is so serene and peaceful, it has a calming effect on me.
I think deer are my new favorite animal. I've been looking for a cute deer pattern for a while and I found this free download online...somewhere, sorry, I will add a link later. I think my version isn't as cute as the pattern made it seem, but I think it's cute enough. We had fun posing it in funny ways. :)
My parents are both really hands-on type of people. Growing up, my Mom was always sewing or making music while my Dad was remodeling the house or wood working. I finally tried my hand at sewing and have really liked it so far. My kids really cheer me on! I am just getting into the book- binding hobby and think I have finally found my niche. Thanks for looking! :D