Friday, December 17, 2010

Some Pillows and Giveaway Winners!

Thank you to all who entered the giveaway!  

The winners are #111- TZel
#144- Briana Arlene!

I have sent you both an email!

Berns-  If you are reading this...go no further!  Not until after Christmas. ;0)

I finished my last Christmas present up the other day!  Yay!  (Well, I would also like to finish Josiah's quilt for Christmas, but I am not going to stress if it doesn't happen.  He is a forgiving baby. ;0p)  I got a bunch of French General scraps from my local quilt shop.  I really love a lot of their prints.  My brother just made his wife a window seat, and my mom made her a slip cover for the bench.  However, she still needed pillows, and I immediately thought of these scraps.   This first one is my favorite.  I cut some different sized sqaures and framed them.  I think just quilted it lightly around the squares.

For the other "main" pillow I made a patchwork pillow using the Summerhouse Pillows pattern.  I love how easy her method is, and I have made several of these.  I quilted this one to by just quilting along the sides of the squares.

I also made a couple of smaller pillows out of this fun Japanese linen blend by Lecien.  

 Here they are all together.  It has been rainy the past couple of days, so lighting has been bad.  I made two of the kitchen pillows but only had one form to fill it.  I think they all go nicely together though.  I love making pillows.  Such a satisfying way of jazzing things up.

I hope everyone is having a blessed Advent!  I finished my shopping last night!  No way I want to go to the stores this weekend.  Now I just have to wrap them all!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Giveaway Day!

Welcome Sew, Mama, Sew readers! Please feel free to browse! Thanks for stopping by!

Today I giving away four patterns to two lucky people!  

One person will get the Green Living Tote Pattern and the Little Belle Skirts pattern.  These both are patterns that I carry in my shop.  I am trying to clearance out all my patterns, so please stop by and have a looksie.  All  patterns in the shop are 40% off!

I will also be giving away the patterns to these two wonderful dress patterns by Colette patterns, The Parfait Dress and The Macaron Dress, to another lucky person!

Comments are closed!  Winner to be announced!

To Enter: 
1) Please leave me a comment about which set of patterns you would enjoy most!
2) If you would like an extra chance to win, please become a follower and leave a second comment!

This giveaway is limited to US residents!  (Nothing against international buddies, the post office line is just getting so long! I love using online shipping!)  You have until Dec 17th to enter!  Good luck and Merry Christmas!


I finished these cute coats a couple of weeks ago, but it just hasn't been cold enough to even wear them.  It seems like fall is just starting to hit us now.  I was inspired to make this coat after seeing From An Igloo's Sew-A-Long.  It is the Stylish Kids Double Breasted Coat Pattern from Dear My Kids, a PDF pattern store on Etsy.  This pattern is excellent.  Very professionally done. The first version she sent me didn't have seam allowances, but she updated the pattern to include seam allowances which definitely a plus to me.  One less step!  I didn't modify the pattern at all, and the sizes seem pretty true to size for my girls.  The only thing I would have probably done differently is add interfacing to the collar as it seems a little floppy.

I used pink and blue corduroy for the outside of the coat and lined them with some flannel from the Bliss fabric line.  I love the flannel.  It so, so soft.  The girls had already worn these coats all day before I got to take pictures so that is why they are all wrinkly!

The required sad face.

Silly faces!

Thursday, December 9, 2010


I am getting the sewing groove back on.  I finished some coats for the girls a little while ago, but haven't had the chance to get some photos of them yet.  We really don't even need jackets right now here in California.  (Sorry to all your poor suffering people elsewhere! ;0p)  Here are some wallets for all the teachers and my husband's secretary.  Add some little Starbucks gift cards, and we are good to go!

I really love the style of these wallets, and I found that it fits my phone and the camera quite nicely.  So you could also use this as a case for those as well.

I love how the fabric lined up so well on this wallet.  This pattern is by Keyka Lou.  Check out the side bar  over there at the top <-----------.  I haven't made a pattern of hers in a long time, but they have never disappointed.  The details she adds to her patterns really make her items come out looks crisp and sturdy.

I loved these so much I cut one out for me for my phone.  I used fusible fleece on the outside of mine because I wanted a little more padding to use this for my phone.  I added a button for some style.  Anyways, cute and easy project that is the perfect whip up project.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

So it starts...

First, I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I know we did!  When we came back from our Thanksgiving adventure this awesome little mug rug was waiting for me in the mailbox!  My partner from the Scrappy Mug Swap did an awesome job, and all the little details are just perfect.  I admit to having a hard time putting my mug on it. ;0)

So far, I have made one (just one) present for Christmas.  I embroidered this little cutie onto a pillow case.  These little jump rope friends come from this Japanese book from PinkNelie on Etsy.  I highly recommend this seller for Japanese books.  She has a great selection, reasonable prices, and fast shipping.  

I have lots of plans from Christmas presents, but honestly I am feeling a little craft burn out.  So I am not going to stress about them and instead kick back with my girlies and partake in a little pony tea party...

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