Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Are there any Mizzou fans out there?

Awhile back, my roommate and I went to one of those crazy free-for-all garage sales where heaps of clothes are strewn about and you fill a garbage sack with as much as you can get your hands on.  I ended up purchasing a sack of stuff for 60 cents an item!  My roommate loves all things Mizzou, and she stuffed this t-shirt in the sack hoping it would fit.  When we got home, she realized it was too small and was all upset about it.  

I decided to sneak it away and make something useful out of the too-small t-shirt.  This pillow is the end product.  Well, will be the end product when I get around to finishing the back.  It's going to be 24" x 24" when finished.  

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Another Christmas Stocking!

I've been working on a Christmas stocking for myself this time.  Originally, it was for my boyfriend, but then I saw that I had picked rather feminine colors, so this one's for me.  I'm using the Thimble Blossoms pattern again.  I like to have the versatility of double sided stockings, so here's one side and I'll have to make the back.  Only 11 days left for me to finish this before Santa gets here!

Here's something else I've been working on - the Snapdragon quilt from Two from Ones Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam Lintott.  I must say, this book is great!  There are so many cute quilts I've made from this book and it would be pretty easy to enlarge some of them by adding more borders.  The fabric is a mix but mostly Sew Cherry by Riley Blake.  

Friday, December 9, 2011

Bing! Bing! BingBing!

Please meet the Super Mario Bros (knock-off) gold coin pilllow!  It's 18" x 18" and made of cotton squares zig-zag appliqued onto a cotton twill background envelope style pillow cover.  I make other characters too but don't have pictures just yet.  Available in my Etsy shop!  These are a great geeky gift for that special Nintendo lover :)

My boyfriend says you shouldn't try to nap on it, because the Bing! sounds will make it hard to fall asleep. What a nerd... or am I the nerd for sewing this??

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thrifty Thursday

Well I think I found the mother of all good deals at my local Goodwill yesterday!  While casually perusing the shoe aisle, I pick up a gorgeous pair of heels, which also happened to be Tory Burch and priced at $4.99, barely worn.  The bad part of this story?  Size 8.5, not my usual 6.5 to 7.5.  Oh well!  I did buy them and they are currently listed on eBay.  I'm terrible about making any money on eBay so we'll see how this venture pans out.

It's almost Friday!  Have a great weekend :)


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