Wednesday, June 3, 2009

New Experience

We have been busy lately with life and everything that goes on when you have 5 children in the toddler stage. If you know me I am addicted to blogs and creative sites that inspire me. Well I found one the other day and I was grateful for winning a pattern for a personalized pillow. The only thing that I had to do was write a comment on Quilting Ranny and be one of the first two people.

Well I received my free download and so I downloaded the pattern. I was so excited that I was going to do this for the "safari" for their birthdays that are coming up really soon. I went to the fabric store and picked out 5 different fabrics. The pattern stated that I could use my scrap fabric but since I am new to the sewing thing I do not have scraps. I got all the materials and I went home ready to get started.

The first night I traced all the letters and cut them out of the fabrics. The next day during nap time I appliqued all the letters to the background fabric. When the "safari" went to bed I put the pillows together. The third day I stuffed the pillows and closed them up. The "safari" was so excited that I did not make them wait for their pillows. Each one was excited to know they had their own pillow with their name on it.

At bed time the "safari" make sure they have their pillow and they seem still so excited which makes my heart overflow. Here is a picture of the 5 pillows that I made. I know that next time I will be more creative since I know that I can do this. If you would like the pattern here is the website. The good thing is that they send it to you in a pdf file.

So without further ado here is my picture of my 5 pillows.


Jen said...

Oh those are so cool! Great job!

cheryl said...

Way to go my crafty friend! Those turned out SUPER CUTE! Glad the kids were so excited about them.

The whole family... said...

They look awesome! What a timeless treasure for your little ones!

newlyweds said...

Great job!! I think they are beautiful.

Trish said...

You have turned into this great mom. Who would have thought. All of those years of saying maybe you weren't meant to be a mom. Look at you now. I love that you want to do creative things for your family. It makes my heart have joy. I know the children will enjoy them for a long time. I love you, mom.