Swirl Petals

I completed my pillows with the common swirls found in Hmong clothing. I love how they turned out, so silky and shimmery! I used charmeuse satin fabric and appliqued my design on. They are 16×16 and about 6 inches deep. Hope you like.  🙂

Etsy
After making these pillows I realize I love shiny things. *_* Oh yah, therefore I decide I’m going to make a Page and list random things I like. 😉

Common Swirls

I’ve been working on a simple pillow design for awhile now and finally decided to give it a go tonight. The pillow is based off of a common design found on Hmong clothing, swirls. On Hmong clothing, the swirls are usually cross stitched and then sewn onto fabric. For this project I decided to appliqué swirls with satin and charmeuse. Here’s a sneak peak until I can finalize this pillow better. 🙂 Hope you like the rough draft!

Lucky 6 Completion

Yay! I’m so proud to have all my Lucky 6 pillow’s done! 🙂 My nieces will love them! …I hope.  Here are the last 3 pillows. Click here for the first Lucky 3.

Hello Kitty, Pandapple and Chococat.

Hello Kitty

Pillow number 4 of 6, Hello Kitty!!!! This pillow will be going across the country soon to reach a niece of mine. I hope she loves it!

I was a bit nervous about making Hello Kitty due to the fact that Hello Kitty is so popular and who doesn’t know her?!  Any Hello Kitty fan can easily pick her out from the crowd and knowing this, I was afraid of making a mistake with her eyes and nose placement. The smallest misplacement could totally throw her off. Oh yeahhhh the stress was on. >=O However I think the final came out pretty good. I was very pleased with the finish pillow.

I had Google an image of Hello Kitty and used it as my layout. I used a combination of minky, velvet and felt fabric to finish the pillow. I also used my new Gingher scissor and serger that the Hubbie had got me this past week. The scissor is a bit heavy and uncomfortable but very sharp and good for corners. The serger as of now intimidates me because I’ve not learn how to thread it completely yet. O_O It will take some time. 🙂

Later on today I will be working on pillow 5. What do you think of the final pillow? 🙂

Three of Six

I wanted to finish all six pillows before posting them but I couldn’t resist after making these three! I have Keroppi, Landry and a nice cute whale! I hope the girls will love em!

Keroppi was the first one I made and I had a lot of fun making him. While sewing his orange shirt, I had a craving for a nice juicy orange! =D

The whale was next and quite a challenge even though it may not look it. There were other details I had in my original sketch but was unable to carry out! Regardless, I am very happy with the outcome.

Landry was my last pillow made. I was a little worry about Landry because I wasn’t sure if the fabric color I had would match it but I think it turned out pretty good.

Do you like them?

To view the last 3 of the Lucky 6’s pillows, click here.

Lucky 6

I’ve never really paid much attention to the back of my sewing except make sure it’s not so thick and bulky but halfway through yesterday’s sewing I noticed the back and thought it looked pretty neat. I decided to take a picture and show it.

I’m in the process of making six pillows for 6 lucky nieces! I asked my nieces what were their favorite animals or cartoon character and yup…I will be remaking them into pillows. I’ll be updating on them until I’m completely finished!

I’m still waiting on another fabric shipment that isn’t expected to get here until next Tuesday. I think after this shipment, I will be stocked for awhile. 🙂

Caydi Prototype

I just spent the last two hours making a prototype of my next pillow. I made the basic shape for it using scraps and it turned out pretty good. However, I did discover that I’m out of black fabric and Caydi needs her black hair! -_-” So I’m going to have to halt the final project until I get some more.  Can’t wait to get it done and posted. 🙂

The draft snake I’ve been working on is still a work in progress. I don’t know why it’s so hard for me! >.< I decided to use snaps for the end closures and ran out of the snaps as well so I also can’t continue it until I get some more.

I feel like I’m full of excuses today but it’s the truth! xP

Have a good day!