Last week I did a little sewing in the
stitching room kitchen. I am still waiting for my craft table in the craft room which should surprise about none of you. Just thought I would share the little projects for those of you that appreciate tales from the so-called stitching room.
My Mom’s birthday was on Valentines Day this year. Ok, so it is ALWAYS on Valentines Day. Sometimes I think I am funny. Anyway, I made her these pillows.
I didn’t do much … just stitched fabric around the already pretty and detailed hand stitched designs. Mom picked them up second-hand and gave them to me to try to figure out how to use them. I thought and thought … like for months, at least 6 I would say. All I could come up with were these little pillows. They were hand quilted on a thick batted fabric which wasn’t conducive for a quilt like I had hoped.
Unfortunately I didn’t take a picture of the back … there are three solid burgundy and three striped ones. I found the striped fabric at an estate sale that was so old I would consider it antique fabric. Nice and heavy. In the end the 6 little pillows were a success. My original plan was to border them which would make them a bit bigger but in the end the borders would have taken away from the detail. They are simple and I love simple.
I also sewed about a dozen little coin purses that are going to Haiti, or at least I am pretty sure that is where they were going.
I used this tutorial … here … and they turned out pretty well. Pretty well considering I have never sewed a zipper before, and that I found out after they were done that there is something called a zipper foot. Oh well. After I learned a thing or three, and broke 3 needles, they were done.
I was able to use some more scraps which of course is a good thing.
And those my friend are the most current tales from the
stitching room kitchen table.