My daughter likes me to sew for her. Which is thankful, because somebody needs to want and appreciate all this stuff I'm making! I've made her 3 items lately.
Another Roller-Skate Dress. This was quick and easy, especially since I didn't have to refer to the directions all that much! She likes it because it's soft. She's also been in a "I only wear dresses" phase, so hopefully this one will get lots and lots of use!
(This dress still has no button, and it's been worn twice. Oops.)
Some place mats using a novelty fabric I had purchased quite a while ago. I wanted it to feature Churn Dash blocks (see above), and I wanted it to use some of the fabrics I had accumulated from the Stash Stack Club from Pink Castle Fabrics.
The blocks ended up being a lot of improv - making these scraps of fabric fit. I didn't like it. Give me a pattern any day and I'll be happy. But hand me fabric and tell me to create, and I'll be stumped and annoyed. They ended up turning out quite cute if I may say so myself.
They also used up some fabric. :) After doing these, I've decided that I love polka dots and stripes, and I need more of them in my life.
I used a new to me quilting pattern:
The contrast is high on this one so you can see the detail. It was super easy to do these, and I have plans for a quilt in the near future using this FMQ pattern.
I find that even my mistakes are hard to see when you view it as a whole. Some of the clamshells are obviously wonky, but frankly, if you see that I think you're looking too close! All in all, I would definately recommend this pattern to anyone wishing to try something different from straight lines, but not too different, if you know what I mean.
A travel pillow for our upcoming beach 9 hours away vacation. I totally made this up on my own after googling "travel pillow for kids". There were some similar items, but at the price of $30, I knew I had to make my own. It's roughly 7"x26" and has 4 velcro straps on the back.
Claire loves it. She slept with it the night I gave it to her, and it's currently hanging out wither some baby dolls on the living room floor while she naps. :)
The best part is that I got to use that Kokka fabric you can see in the last picture. My very first "on a whim" fabric purchase. Two years later, it's found a purpose. Joy. I think it's absolute perfection in this project. Claire also made very sure before she went to bed that if we lost this pillow, ya know, if it got lost in the woods or anything, that I could make her another one. After I reassured her that it would rarely leave the car, and would never get lost, she nodded off to sleep. Still making sure I had enough fabric to make another one.