So I was looking at my pillow today and sadly it's in a stiff, scratchy pillow sham. Then I thought, well, duh girl, sew yourself a nice, pretty pillowcase!. You know how!
So I made this:
Tada! I've probably made hundreds of pillowcases - for charity, for my kids and for my grandkids. My go to pattern is the burrito-style. A video will you how way better than I can explain it, so just pop over to You Tube and search burrito pillowcase. Bluprint and Crafty Gemini have excellent video tutorials.
A custom made pillowcase is a great gift. Picking the three coordinating fabrics will get your creative juices flowing and you can easily design it to include your person's favorite colors or interests. Halloween, Christmas or Valentine fabrics are fun and make great themed gifts.
A pillowcase is a good beginner sewing project so I hope you'll check out You Tube and add pillowcases to your sewing creations!
Today I worked on a few birthday cards. I was inspired by these cards on Catherine Pooler's Instagram.
(Love her inks by the way!) I didn't have any of the stamps used so challenged myself to use what I had on hand.
I really liked how the cake layers looked like paint swatches, so next I came up with this:
I'm not too sure about the coral splotches, but it is a fun card. Maybe I'll redo it without those. You can change the colors of the cake layers to match your recipient's favorite colors!
Here's the inside of the first card:
Now go do something creative!
When not quilting, I can be found creating and making pretty things. This page is where I'll share my experiments and discoveries in the hope that you'll try expressing your creativity!