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Wednesday, July 28, 2010


I finished my Initial Commitment Pillow from Pretty Little Presents. For the most part, I am happy with it. I am not a great seamstress. I can do alot of basic things, but I have very little patience for things that take alot of gathering or basting. I just want to sew it once and move on to the next step. First off, I didn't understand the pattern instructions in the book. I think the dimensions it requested for the binding was wrong. Maybe I am the one who is wrong-that is entirely possible! Anyway, I have never mitered corners with binding, and on top of that, because I had cut my binding pieces too short by half, there was alot of piecing. So, please don't look too close at the binding on the next picture! I didn't have a 12 x 12 pillow form and because it was 1:00 in the morning, I made do. I used a 14 x 14 form I had. Actually it makes it so puffy, It makes my binding imperfections almost disappear!

I am proud that I made buttonholes for a finished project without breaking a sweat! And check out those buttons I picked. They are squirrel footprints. I thought because this is supposed to look like initials carved in a tree, and squirrels live in trees....Maybe I should wait to make such decisions after I have had some sleep and not in the middle of the night! The pillow looks like it is a little overstuffed in the back, but I do like it. I am a hopeless romantic when it comes to my husband and I just had to make this when I saw it.

This is a project I finished a little while ago. I mentioned how much I love One Yard Wonders and I made a couple of things from that book in an earlier post. This bedside caddy with pockets has been very functional. It was super easy and you actually use that gripper/shelf liner stuff to help it stay put under your mattress. As you can see, I have put it to good use. It helps me keep my bedside table looking like this:

....which would be so much worse with all the remotes, my headphones, and my Avon books. .

Thank you so much for stopping by. I am enjoying this whole experience of keeping a blog and corresponding with the many great people I have met. Oh, and by the way, guess what came in my mailbox yesterday?

There are so many great projects in there to do. I can't wait! Take care. Nancy


  1. Love your sweet pillow! I have never made button holes, so I am impressed.

    Your bedside caddy is perfect!

  2. Wow... I have yet to attempt buttonholes.. congrats! You did a great job. I have that One Yard Wonders book myself and there are a ton of great projects that I want to try too. Have to look into that new Amy Butler one you got too!

  3. Hello, Nancy! Thank you for visiting me--so nice to meet you and find your fun, creative space here! I think you did a terrific job on your projects! LOVE those squirrel print buttons! And your bed caddy is beautiful--gorgeous fabric/colors. I've always wanted to make one of those--must add to the ever growing to-make list. ;o) Scrumptious Amy Butler book...don't have yet, but saw it--great idea. Wishing you & yours a great weekend ahead now. I look forward to stopping by here again very soon! ((HUGS))

  4. Hi Nancy!
    Thanks for the visit and entering my giveaway! You have a great blog here and I really like your pillows! Hope you have a great day...


  5. Your pillow is just gorgeous!

  6. Great job with all these projects.