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? 🙂

Caydi

Okay! My final post for tonight before I head to bed. My newest pillows were made the other night and yesterday morning. I believe they are my cutest yet. Yesterday after showing it them to my husband, he told me I should definitely give it a name! Giving it a name would be a great idea, but what?

This morning I woke up around 7am from a strange dream. I laid in bed for a while just thinking about it and before I knew it I was debating if I should try to sleep some more since it is my last day before going to work again or should I get up and research names for my pillow. Hmm…the questions in life. I got up!

I surf the internet and came upon some beautiful names but none of them seemed good enough. After messing with letters I happily settled with Caydi. Everyone, I’m pleased to introduce to you, Caydi!

Image 1 – My vector image I created. Image 2 – My first try from the other night. Caydi is quite wrinkly I must say! She took me about 6 hours to make. Image 3- Caydi made yesterday morning, roughly made in about 4.5 hours.

They are both 16×16 and I’m very happy with the outcomes. I am thinking about making a pillow for every month but that’s just a thought!

Year of the Dragon

The past few months have been quite exciting for me and for that reason, here I am! I’ve decided to make a blog and share what I’ve been doing.

In October of 2011, I became registered in my occupation and wow, what a great weight lifted from my shoulders it was. Feeling so refresh I wanted to be more engaged in a hobby. I took upon polymer clay and enjoyed it but found it a bit frustrating. My main goal of the clay was to make a female doll and then dress it up by sewing clothes for it. I spent numerous hours trying to make the body parts and head but all just kept failing! They were not to my likings at all. I didn’t give up though and told myself to have the doll made by Christmas time.

My family started our own Secret Santa list a few years back and when time gets close to Christmas we make a list of 2 items we want for Christmas. With my huge interest in clay making, I wrote down a list of fabrics. The fabric would serve the purpose of dressing up my clay figure.

By Christmas time however I didn’t have a figure. I failed my goal tremendously! The closest I got was a head but a very incomplete body. I felt a little bit disappointed in myself but knew if I wanted to be good in anything it would take years of practice and doing it in a few months wasn’t going to make me  a pro. This made me feel better. 😀 Lol.

Well now, I had a case of fabrics and no doll to dress it. I forgot to mention my Secret Santa also decided to take the next step and purchase me a sewing machine! I was ecstatic and not expecting it at all. The first night I got the machine, I took it home and played with it. I think I probably read just about the whole manual. I don’t know much about sewing machines but I was very pleased with it.

Anyway, even though I didn’t have a doll to dress up, I still tried to sew little piece of clothing with the fabrics I had. Didn’t go well either! I felt like everything was a failure.

It wasn’t but probably three weeks ago now that I decide to try something else using my fabric and sewing machine. I made a pillow! The night I made the pillow, I honestly didn’t have any intentions to make a pillow. After the whole thing was done, I didn’t have anything to stuff it with. Not wanting to go to the store I took a extra sleeping pillow in the house and cut a tiny opening on the corner to take the stuffings! :O I felt like I was stealing from it!  It was well worth it though. I showed it to my family and they loved it. The pillow had a bit of my culture’s traditional clothing in it, I think it was pretty adorable and cute.

The last three weeks I’ve been ordering more fabrics online and been sewing pillows. I am finding much joy and happiness in this new little hobby of mine. I hope to continue to share my sewing creations on this blog and maybe some polymer clay too if I get back to it. 😉

With the Year of the Dragon here, I am excited and looking forward to it all! It’s my year!~

😉