Friday, December 31, 2010

new things.

Well. You are all such amazing well-wishers that this sweet little thing came home with me today:


And at a fantastic price. I was sort of incredulous the entire time I was signing the papers. It's so much fun to drive too! Almost makes up for the fact that I'll be making a car payment for a while (but not as long as I feared!) I seriously love it. It's such a "me" vehicle.

Another really fun new thing is this adorable bag my sister made me for Christmas:


Such cute colors and mixy prints! You know how I love red and turquoise.

Yesterday I really wanted to sew, but didn't have alot of energy. I decided to work (a bit early) on a New Year's resolution...bust the stash! I used up two pieces of matching cotton print that I have had for...well, let's just say a long time. I decided they would make adorable pillowcases:


Really easy to make pillowcases. Tear two rectangles (I used a ready-made pillowcase for the length and used the entire width of fabric). Next, tear 4 full-width strips for ruffles (3" wide). I seamed and then roll-hemmed the ruffle strips, gathered up by hand, and attached to the cases.

I forgot to do french seams, which is how I normally do a pillowcase, so the insides of these are stitched and serged. That's ok though, my pillows won't mind! I love the faux-patchwork fabric. I have about a bajillion other pieces suitable for pillowcases left.

Next up is the rest of my New Year's resolutions. Mostly sewing related, of course!

Happy New Year!!!

12 comments:

  1. That car just says you! Congrats and Happy New Year!

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  2. Squeeeee! I hardly know you (just from following your blog for a bit, which is a good peek inside but not the whole pie), and I can see that car is so right for you! What an awesome way to round out the old year and take off for the new. Happy New Year!

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  3. I love that car! Total AWESOMENESS.

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  4. Love the new "automobile". You know... like Long Duck Dong says in "Sixteen Candles"? Otto-mobeeeeeel. So you! Stash-busting is a great resolution, too. I should join you in that...

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  5. Totally cool car. Enjoy and Happy New Year.

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  6. What a cute car! I am glad the payments won't last as long as feared. May you drive it trouble free for many years to come! :)

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  7. Great car! My mom has one and loves it. Happy New Year!

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  8. Cute car! Happy New Year!!

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  9. Lovely red car! It's fabulous. Enjoy and drive it in good health. (So much better than the dead minivan, right?)

    The pillowcases are fabulous - they are some of my favorite quick projects to make. I should add some to my bed. Thanks for the reminder. g

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  10. You are going to look absolutely fabulous driving that cute car! Enjoy the winks you'll get! Nice bag, too! Happy New Year!

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  11. Wahoo on the new car with the little pricetag! So, are ya gonna keep a flower in the dashboard vase all the time? If it was me, I'd probably keep a Kit Kat in there instead. :)

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  12. I had two VW new beetles before I had babies.... best car EVER. Seriously- you will love it.

    I can't wait until my kiddos are grown and I can trade in my van for another VW bug!

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