Life is starting to get a sense of normalcy again, so we are slowly working our way back into a routine. When I was ordered to rest I actually got quite a bit of sewing done. Sewing is rest, right?! April and May are months of birthdays. I have had leftover scraps from this quilt that I didn't know what do with. I made the quilt for my sister-in-law and her husband when they got married last June. So after seeing this block and this pillow I knew what I wanted to do for her birthday. I made these two pillows to match the quilt. I love the zig zag one especially.
I took all these pictures the night before I was induced, so please excuse the lack of great pictures. I was a little distracted. ;0) Hexagons have been popping up everywhere lately. While I love the look of them, I am not the biggest fan of hand sewing and knew I wouldn't get too far. Ashley's idea of appliqueing them on was genius. Just remember to take the paper out before sewing! I took the paper out and then pressed them before sewing them on so they would retain their shape.
I also made a couple of Summerhouse Pillows from some scraps of Hunky Dory and Kona cotton in white and ash. I love this pattern and how simple it is. I have already used it a couple of times.
In other news...
I have reopened the shop! I have gotten some new patterns lately! So check it out!
Spring Top Week has started! Go check out Rae's blog and submit your votes! There were so many great tops. So glad I am not competing this year because the competition is tough!
Also Elsie Marley is hosting kids clothes week next week! The idea is to sew a little each day for your kids and see what you can get accomplished. I am hoping to get my act together and sew up a couple of Ice Cream dresses for the girls. I have some Nicey Jane fabric just waiting...
Make It and Love It has this super sweet t-shirt dress tutorial!
Have you seen Brown Paper Package's blog this month? She has posted so many different tutorials on how to make different dresses from just one pattern. Isn't that a great idea? This one is my personal favorite.