Sunday, February 19, 2012


I love sewing...sometime this fall (before we knew we were expecting), I went to an estate sale with my bestie. I sat in a chair and went thru baskets of hand embroidered goodies. I picked several out. I was going to make a dress with an apron for my craft booth... However, this afternoon as I was sitting in my sewing room.... I had a brilliant thought!! PILLOW for Eleanor!

This table runner had a few holes in it that were pretty big. There are also a few stains..but the stains are really not that bad. I think I paid $4 it at the estate sale..Again, I was going to use it to embelish two dresses. Not to shabby.

So I made a cut right below the large hole. I had a flour sack towel that has about the same texture..laying around from the Dollar Tree..waiting for embroidery I am sure :)
I zig zagged the top edge of the table runner where I cut it. Then I sewed the embroidery piece to the flour sack towel, right sides together, just along the top edge where I had cut it.

Then I flipped it down and sewed the whole square down, leaving the lacy part at the bottom free. Then I sewed a basic square, leaving a 4 inch opening to stuff with polyfill. I filled it up and closed up with hand stitches.

The crochet lace is free, and just kind of dangles. I love the way it turned out!!

I also had large scrap of minky from her blanket, and used my embroidery machine to place her name on it..

Now she has some cute pillows for her room!

More cute stuff for Eleanor's room

I made this bow holder from a picture frame and two spools of ribbon. I think its precious!

Just weave the ribbon...and staple on the back of the frame.


Eleanor's Bedding

I have made some Eleanor's bedding..get a load of this cuteness!

The beginning :) I serged all the blocks together and then put the center piece in.

I cut the tree out of a single piece of corduroy. I should have backed it first, it took forever to get it backed so I could sew it down. I cut out 77 leaves to go on it..not anything special with the number..just stopped when I thought there were enough leaves there :)

Tree is ironed and zig zagged down. Leaves are placed. Have I mentioned how much I love fusible webbing lately??

Leaves sewn down. I used a zig zag stitch with a sulky kelly green. It made the most beautiful contrast!

Check this out... I just love it!!

A little more detail :)

Added a squirrel, owl and a butterfly. I just love the top!

Added two layers of super soft batting, minky back and then bias tape binding. I love it! I think I have about 20 hours in this quilt. I have not counted the number of fabrics in there yet...but at last count there were at least 30. I need to count them up one day...maybe when there is no other crafting to be done :)

Long time no post :)

So I have decided I want to take up blogging again... lets see how this goes :)

So lots of stuff has happened. Joel is 7, has lost two teeth and we are expecting a baby sister in June!

Tooth fairy pillow loaded and ready to go!

His school party

Light saber cupcakes at his party :)

I think he had a good time!