Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sew Fun

In a last-minute scramble to finish up a few projects before leaving home for the fall, I decided to make my sister's Christmas/birthday gift. When we were kids, she had a thing for vintage paper dolls, and now she's all about vintage-retro clothing. Her room is full of bright oranges, reds and fuchsia, so when I stumbled across this fabric I knew it was perfect for her. Here's the result:

Fabric: Snippets by American Jane
The throw pillow was fun to make; the pattern was improvised using bits of different tutorials. I love this fabric! While I don't find the process of sewing all that fun (there's a machine in the way!), the fabric choices and creative possibilities are quite enticing...

Paper dolls on the back!

Another project finished up: two of my dear, sweet friends are getting married to each other today. I had no idea what they needed, so I made them some cheery dinner napkins. Off to the wedding!


Marie said...

Hi Jess,
Those are the napkins you were making when I was there -- cute! And a lovely gift for a couple's first home.

crochetgurl said...

Yup, it's Ishbel! :-D

Your paper doll pillow is so adorable! I wish I could sew.

Anonymous said...

i love love love the pillow!! there's something about nostalgia fabric that i adore. it's so whimsical. you should put some stuff on etsy--i'd buy it! :)

crochetgurl said...

P.S. I added you to my blog roll. :-)