Archive for October, 2009

Spring Chickens!

Chick No. 1

Chick No. 1

More chicks waiting to be stuffed and sewn!

More chicks waiting to be stuffed and sewn!

My two favorites. I gave the green one to Lisa because the mushroom fabric was a gift from her when she went to Japan.

My two favorites. I gave the green one to Lisa because the mushroom fabric was a gift from her when she went to Japan.

Stripey with a huge beak! This one went home with Rance.

Stripey with a huge beak! This one went home with Rance.

A couple of weeks ago when I was in San Jose hanging out with Peas, we stopped at her mom’s house to visit. In her kitchen, was the most adorable, little chicken/birdie ornament. She told us that it was handmade by her friend Simone. We all loved it so much, Mrs. P organized a craft day and figured out the pattern to make them. After an entire afternoon of  sewing and stitching, I went home with a little coup of my very own chicks!

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Lil’ Viv and WTWTA

Lil' Viv's Invitation

Lil' Viv's Invitation

Lil' Viv

Lil’ Viv

Last week I finished this baby shower invitation and pillow for Lila’s friend Molly. She’s having a little baby girl and naming her Vivian (Lil’ Viv)…so cute! Lila picked up the pillow on Wednesday and I forgot to take pictures of the pillow when it was completely finished…but I do have a work-in-progress shot of it.

WTWTA

WTWTA

AND…last night I went to see Where the Wild Things Are with my friend Ben. We saw it on an IMAX screen and it was awesome. I now want to build a fort like the one they had in the movie and I want my own monster friends, especially Carol!  The film has a cool blog and you can check it out here.

Hanky invitations…what the what?!

The first thing I do every morning after I check my work email is read Grace Bonny’s blog, Design*Sponge.  It’s a great blog full of inspiration, tips, diy projects and all things cool. Today’s post details her April wedding in Savannah, Georgia…can you say fairy tale wedding? Every single thing was impressive but what blew me away were her invitations! I used to work at an invitation boutique but never have I seen anything more clever and unique…silk screened invitations on vintage handkerchiefs!

Photo via Design*Sponge

Photo via Design*Sponge

You can see more photos here and also on the Martha Stewart featured weddings page here.

A Tooth Fairy and Shirt Pillows!

I had another great sewing weekend with my mom. She drove up early on Saturday morning. After a breakfast of chicken noodle soup (yum!) at Turtle Tower, we spent the rest of the afternoon sewing away. We finished the prototype for my tooth fairy pillow. Mom taught me how to create an invisible pocket for the back of it. Although it’s going to take me a while to perfect it,  I am happy to report that I can now sew an invisible pocket…yah! I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out; the one change I will need to make is to move the eyes, mouth and pocket up just a bit.

The pocket in the back...where to teeth/money exchange happens!

The pocket in the back...where the teeth/money exchange happens!

We also finished up the two men’s shirt pillows and they will be on sale at Sala, a new boutique in Berkeley opening this week!

 Striped men's shirt with blue buttons. Pillow cushion is lined with yellow and white polka dot fabric.

Striped men's shirt with blue buttons. Pillow cushion is lined with yellow and white polka dot fabric.

Here you can see the yellow and white polka dots peeking out!

Here you can see the yellow and white polka dots peeking out!


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