Sunday, December 11, 2011

Recent projects

For several days last week I actually made stuff!  And thought I was going to be starting a new trend of finishing a project a night.  And then the sickness hit…

Tree pillow

A long-overdue wedding gift.  Which is my wont.  Inspired by Jessica of Insanely Crafty/Created Blissfully and her Family Tree.

Drawstring Bag

And a drawstring bag.  Just because.  The tulip fabric is from Holland when we went to the tulip festival.  The fabric store there had every tulip fabric ever printed, I think.  Anyway, I convinced my mom to get this for me.  The ties are leftover binding from these reindeer quilts, and the green is fro my scrap bag.  I think I initially bought it intending to make some sort of landscape quilt of Weeks footbridge.  That didn’t pan out so well.  The pattern is a modification of this tutorial from In Color Order, I just moved the outer contrast from top to bottom because I thought having the tulips grow out of the green was more appropriate!

Off to minister to the sick.  Here’s my inspiration.  Just need to get some trays.


  1. Love the pillow! Mine makes me happy every time I see it :)

  2. PS the tulip fabric is gorgeous- also sick and just a little brain dead!

  3. I looooove the family tree pillow you made! I actually "hearted" that item on ETSY when I first saw it. I wish I could make it like you did!

  4. Aw, thanks guys! My husband actually hated the embroidery when I first started working on it, but he came around.