Sunday, July 26, 2009

Being Crafty

Sometimes I get inspired to sew. It's not often I act on this inspiration because this is not something I enjoy - at all. But when I am in a fabric store or around quilting I just get so excited by all the patterns and colors of the fabrics that I just want to make something from them! Because of this NEED to have the fabric, with good intentions of making something, REAL SOON. I have begun to have a collection of fabrics that is just taking up space and right now in this economy a waste of my hard earned money. So I decided that I REALLY DID NEED to do something with this fabric for it to earn it's keep. So I put together the elements above and came up with what I think are the cutest little pillows. I call them Scrappy Pillows since they are made from scraps of planned but not made quilts, some iron on elements I have and old buttons of my Mothers. I just love them!
Aren't they cute. They measure about 6x6 (I think) right now as I type they are in my husbands frameshop downtown waiting for a home. So I can't measure them and because I made them up I don't remember what I did. I am charging $10.00 each. Because I have become discouraged with my Etsy shop I haven't taken the time to photograph all of them and paid to post them there. If you know of anyone who might like these cuties please have them look here at my blog. I'll be glad to photograph all of them and post them here if anyone is interested. I do have other pillows I made of other beautiful fabrics, I had to have, on my Etsy shop.

I have more fabric and may get inspired to start again but I am recovering from the trauma of watching my daughter finish her 4H sewing project and just looking at that machine gives me the creeps. My friend Julia suggested I blog my experience. Well I am still traumatized, she had judging last week and she models August 4th. By then I will be over it and then I will blog the whole story but I need to find out the ending first. I want to give you all 2 blogs to check out. I missed participating in the Girls Night Out this week but for next weeks fun go to you have a chance to win prizes! And for a great time (like you see written on the bathroom wall) you have to go visit She is my twin sister. We were separated at birth and we found each other blogging! That's my story anyway but I love this lady and her blog is a hoot! Well I'd like to say I'll have a new blog in a few days but that may not happen but I will be blogging about Miranda's dress after Aug. 4th so stay tuned!


  1. Those are super cute and if my house was shabby chic, I'd snatch those $10 babies up in a minute!! I won't even tell you what I paid for two pillows in the furniture store yesterday. I am re-doing Robin's room and bought a sofa lounger that I still can't believe I picked out, but these pillows went really well with it so I bought 'em.

  2. $10!!! WOW! Beautiful, great job. Wish they were my colors! TTFN ~ Marydon

  3. Sherri, I love your scrappy pillows! And, like you, I have an inventory/collection of fabrics (old and new) that needs some attention - because the intention was to make things and sell them...not see how high the pile can grow - LOL :)

    Good luck and take care! Kathy