1) A Birthday Pillow
I asked the mom for the boys favourite colours: Blue, Red and Green. Can you see the issue, here? The issue is that I have LOTS of fabric, but virtually nothing that is appropriate for a 6 year old boy in red, blue or green. Lots of girly flowers, some toddler-friendly prints and geometrics might be boring to a small child.
In the end, I went with the letter print, which, admittedly, may not "age" that well, but should be OK for a couple years. For the letters, I went with a solid minty green because I wanted the name to really stand out and it was the colour that offered the best contrast.
The backing is one of those that would have been great for a younger child, but has been given the stamp of approval from my own 6 year old.
For the quilting, I loved doing wavy lines in a variegated thread. I did make one strategic mistake: I should have quilted under the name before I appliqué'd the letters. But the nice thing about making pillows for 6 year olds is that they don't give a hoot about quilting mishaps.
2) Frozen Pillowcases
A friend needed two "Frozen" things - anything - and I had Frozen yardage and no specific plans to use it, so I offered to make her two pillowcases. She is a good baker... I may ask her to pay me in cookies. Win-win!
|Let it go... let it goooooooooooo. Bet you have that song in your head now! You're welcome!|
3) Another Lanyard
When I gave a lanyard in my office charity auction, two colleagues from my section bid on it, but were outbid by an "outsider" from another section. I "coincidentally" drew one of these colleagues names for Secret Santa... All that's missing is a little coffee card to round things up...
|Still have not found the ideal way to photograph these|
I have many more little things to make before Christmas... Do you?