Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Well I finally got some sewing done today and yesterday and though its not complete yet I hope to have a completed project to show you this weekend or so. Here's the story on the latest project. While I was home at mom and dad's this weekend my brothers girlfriend asked me if I could make something for them.. I thought they wanted some more pillow cases or something.. well sort of they wanted me to make some actual pillows to use on the futon in their game/computer room. Easy enough right? So off we headed to Joanns to get some fabric having NO clue what kind of pillows that I was going to make.

We found out that pillow forms were on sale 50% off so we got 2-27" square pillows and then my brother found some new dale jr fabric with his new number 88. It was much nicer to work with then the red and black.. I think I was just tired of it.

Here are a couple pictures.. I am going to add another row of blue after the checkered fabric.. What do you think? Think it is stylish enough to go in his game room?

The first one is layed across the pillow form. the extra blue border is going to be just and extra sham type flap.

This is actually just front piece I am going to sew to seperate back peices so that they can stuff the pillow in and be able to wash the cover.. I think they will turn out nice.. Too bad he doesn't read the blog or he would get a sneak peek of his soon to be pillows.


Carol Van Rooy said...

Those look fantastic. I wondeer why the number change???

Jen said...

I don't even follow racing and I know why the number changed...do I get some kind of points for that?

I think the pillows turned out great and that racing fabric looks great....it's not so in your face racing! When you put the pillows in the shams, you might want to put some extra batting wads in the corners...my mom said she had some trouble with the corners staying where they should be.

Didn't it feel good to sew?

Hey I was thinking about hand work for you on the ship, what about yo-yo makers? YOu could make a garland for your christmas tree like I did. And we could send you pre-cut circles!!! Seriously though, think of a list of things you'd like sent, you're creature comforts so that we can send you some cool care packages. =)

Moneik said...

Love the pillow! I do follow racing pretty closely, so I can say it's because he went to a different team. I'm sure you really enjoyed sewing again. I need to make a pillow for the friend who gave me all the crown royal bags. Maybe I'll finish that up this weekend.
Let us know what you would like for the ship. I know we'd all like to send care packages!

Cindy (aka Peony the House Elf) said...

Those pillows are so cool great job. Seriously you'll have to let us know the things that you'll need so we can do care packages. Those are always so fun to send out.

Deb (vtquilter) said...

Love the pillow and it will fit great into his game room.