Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Pillow Back = Shirt Front

My favourite way to finish off a pillow top: chop out the front of a thrifted buttondown shirt, and use it as the back of a pillow! The button closures are cute and, more importantly, already there. So, you get to look clever and have a quick, professional-looking finish all at the same time.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Eye Candy

These delicious goodies were found at a new-to-me fabric shop called FabricTown in Mississauga (Ontario). I could not resist buying some to play with!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Kitchen Art!

Another batch of UFOs made into something...

I found some lonely yo-yos in a bag while reorganizing my sewing room. They are lonely no more! The flower stems were made with the help of the wonderful Clover Bias Maker gadget, and I drafted the vase and freezer paper foundation pieced it. The whole thing is backed with flannel to give it some body, and I did some simple running stitch embroidery to add a bit of detail.

I hung it in the kitchen, and somehow it looks like it has always been there.