Saturday, January 17, 2009

tweenish

I love my children. Really. Especially when one comes home on Friday afternoon, after I've been slaving away educating the masses, to tell me that they have a birthday party to attend.

On Saturday morning.

Good thing mama sews, that's all I gotta say. (and a big fabric stash!)

Thirty minutes of quality time with my sewing machine & gathering foot later, and you have an 12 year old girl friendly pillowcase. In hot orange & pink girly print with aqua ruffle...


Oh, and a bit of zebra fluff too.


I let it blow around on the line for a bit, for that just hung on the line, yummy smell.


Then tied in ribbon & encased in cellophane, all ready to gift.


Whew.

15 comments:

  1. Well, aren't you crafty! Cute pillowcase. I personally keep a stash of picturebooks handy to use as gifts, but then my kids are under 5... I guess a big stash of fabric serves the same purpose! :)

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  2. That's adorable! Really *love* the zebra ruffle. I think I need a gathering foot... add it to the birthday list!!!

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  3. Angie, "woot"!!! You rock! I totally missed the pattern sale at Hancock's. Thanks for the heads up. I'm heading over there as soon as I put on some makeup.

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  4. How cute is that?!! I'm sure it will be a hit at the party.

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  5. that is fabulous! Is the blue a bit fuller than the main fabric? I hope the tween thing liked it. g

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  6. I adore that , I am seriously hoping if my machine will take a gathering foot .

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  7. Great pillowcase!

    My kids are always doing that to me too. My oldest have older friends and co-workers so lately I have been hearing - Someone just had a baby or is pregnant, what do you have that I can take to them tomorrow?

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  8. What a mom! That is a darling pillowcase and a wonderful present, the zebra ruffle is fantastic.

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  9. Love the pillowcase. I taught 6th graders, 11 and 12 year olds for years. Any 12 year old girl would love to have one in her room!!!!
    I enjoy your blog.

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  10. What a fabulous pillow case. One 11 year old girl and one 13 year old girl at my house now think we should make pillowcases this afternoon - and not as presents. Thanks (I think!)

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  11. I Love that, it is really girly.
    Prayers, Bo

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  12. What a cute pillowcase! I love the way you combine your prints too. I can never do that--just don't have the talent to bring things together like that. And you reminded me to think about my feet! One of my sewing resolutions of 2009. Use 'em!

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  13. Brilliant! A one-of-a-kind gift any tween would love!

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  14. How in the heck do you combine three totally different prints and make it look so grea together? If I did that it would be pea soup. Give us some tips!

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  15. LOVE your blog Angie! And the pillowcase. GREAT save. It's awesome! And I want to learn about that gathering foot, too. My serger will gather, but it's a little unpredictable as to how *much* it gathers.
    I referenced you on my blog! Hope that's okay. I am in love with paper piecing now, thanks to you... ;)

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