Even though we were away… I managed to make several things lately!! The one I made on the trip I can’t share yet, because it’s a gift :) but once it’s at its new home, I’ll be sure to post pictures!!
Next… Card Club cards… 3 made before we left for vacation, and one last one made today… But, I also can’t share those until Card Club, tomorrow evening… Don’t want to spoil anyone’s surprise :)
BUT the “thing” I made today, I can share!!! I only have phone pics at the moment, but I think for a first try, it came out pretty darn cute!! My good friend Katy mentioned these to me ’cause she knows how I am :) I didn’t have time to do anything before we left on the trip, but I made this one this afternoon!! It’s called a “Pillow Case Dress” and several different organizations ask people to make them, and then bring them to various places to be distributed to children… I’m going to be making them for “Little Dresses for Africa” And, can be made from actual pillow cases (cool way to recycle!)… But, I stopped at a thrift store today, and they didn’t have any pillow cases… So, while I was looking for instructions yesterday, I found THIS PATTERN to make them out of fat quarters, so that’s what I did!! Now, I can sew… BUT I’m not super exacting, I kinda like to just make things up as I go along… So, although I read through that pattern yesterday, I didn’t consult it today… Yup, I’m a rebel that way :) It’s partly from the pattern, and partly made up as I went along… And I think it came out super cute!! It might get a little pocket on the front ’cause I have a small piece of the stripe fabric left… And, I might have to fight Kathryn for it ’cause she’s gonna think it’s for her… And she scares me :) Just kidding… It’s not perfect, but I think it came out OK, and now I know what to do so I can make more!! Kathryn will model it for me tomorrow and I can show pics of it on her… I think it will fit her… And, that will help me with the pocket placement… If you have any pillow cases you’d like me to turn into a cute little dress, let me know :)