Monday, February 04, 2008

Sweet Dreams

A few years ago, before Zachary was born, I had some cute fabric, so i thought it would be fun to make little patchwork pillows for the kids. After several hours of very hard work, i finished them & swore i would never do that again. That's why Zachy & Evelyn have store-bought pillows.

Each of the kids has a blankie that he/she is attached to, that they can't live without....except Gideon. He likes his blankies, but it's his pillow that he loves. --which is nice, since i worked so hard on it. Well, it's been so well loved, that it's become lumpy and stinky, and now had a big irreparable hole:

So I finally broke down last friday, and bought some fabric at the store, to make a new pillow. I thought i'd make it similar to chloe's:

So i cut my pieced & started sewing them together on Saturday. The last time i used my sewing machine was to make those last pillows. It was really funny watching the kids. They all stood around watching this cool new machine. :)
Anyway, Sunday, during the superbowl, I finished! :) Here's the final product:


It was a lot of work, but not as bad as I remembered. and Gideon's ecstatic, which makes it all worth it. :)

5 comments:

Tricia said...

Those are adorable!

I am getting a sewing machine soon. I want it before summer so I can spend all summer learning how to use it, and not cleaning my house. :o)

Also, I had a special pillow my great grandma made for me with Holly Hobby on it. I loved that pillow! I still had it when I got married. D threw it away when he was cleaning one day. He thought it was trash! (That is how well it was loved :o)

~just me~ said...

tricia - congrats on your upcoming sewing machine! how FUN!

I can't believe he threw your pillow away! how sad!!

Dog snob said...

Now that's impressive!! I can't even sew on a button, much less sew a pillow.

~just me~ said...

hah! this was easier than sewing a button. :) all you have to do is stick the fabric in the machine & make sure it goes through straight. :)

But everyone should know how to sew a button! i'll have to show you next time we're together. :)

Dog snob said...

Great, when ya coming over? ;)