Monday, January 31, 2011


A few years ago I made Rachel a wrap around towel for after her showers.  It's worn out and she needs a new one so I made her and Sari one.  They are super easy!
Sari's is just like this, except it's turquoise and has the letter "S".  Crazy.  I know.
The initials are on the outside pockets.
I ran the washcloth to the inside of the towel and there is a pocket there also.
I sewed a strip of fabric together and made a loop so it is easier to hang.  The top has elastic in a casing across the back and velcro in the front to hold it on.  (Verrrrrry important.)

Making it is the easy part.  Getting to the post office to mail it ... that is the part that gives me a hard time.

Saturday, January 22, 2011


I found this cuteness on Flamingo Toes and had to copy.

See how she did it here.

What I did different - I put a piece of warm and natural behind the white fabric before I sew anything - on the machine or by hand.  That makes it so the threads are hidden and I like the extra weight.  I hand wrote the words with a pencil and sewed over them.  I also added the heart.  I used red flannel and white cotton for the flowers.  I sewed them together as I wrapped them up.  I also added the heart.

Friday, January 21, 2011


I saw this pillow on V and Co. and made one for myself.  I did mine a little different but the overall concept was the same.

You can go here to get the instructions.

I knew when I sewed it I would hate the ruffles on the edges and I totally cannot take it another day!  I've torn it apart and I'm redoing it.  Pic to come ...

Saturday, January 8, 2011


Our friendshad a White Elephant Gift Exchange Party back in ,ahem, December.

I made this guy out of chenille yarn (he is deliciously soft) and Erika of DRY Ink took him home.  She also took this great picture of him.  I just sort of followed the free pattern on LionBrand's website.  Beware of the trunk.  It's terribly unruly.

Monday, January 3, 2011


Twin Stitches showed this pattern on some website that I can't remember.  I love the occasional back-stitch only embroidery.  (Don't ask me to do anything else!)  True to me, I just finished this.  I am so prepared for 2011!
Close up of the pattern:

Remind me to tell you about buying the fabric sometime... ugh.

You can buy your pattern here.