Whimsical Projects

I took a personal day off from work last Friday after New Year’s, and enjoyed it so much! The sun was shining, lifting my spirits and providing wonderful natural light.  As a part of my resolution, I was quite focused and productive in my sewing workshop.

I started out with these adorable pin cushions made from none other than my favorite – chocolate lollipop fabrics. They have embellished felt leaves for a base.

Chocolate Lollipop Pin cushionsI used Kathy’s pattern featured on the cover of this issue of Sew Simple Volume 11 to make these.  She’s that great designer from Pink Chalk Studio.  This pattern was quite similar to making a fabric yo-yo but then you stuff it and embellish to your heart’s desire. Very easy and fun to make.

Next up are my sweet cottages made from three collections of fabric by Anna Maria Horner.

Three AMH CottagesI used Linda’s pattern featured in that same issue of the Sew Simple magazine.  Aren’t they sweet?  I just love them! The pattern was easy and these are my three favorite collections of fabric (Bohemian, Chocolate Lollipop and Garden Party).  It’s about time I start cutting into them, after spending a year hoarding, I mean admiring these precious fabrics on my shelves!

Finally, the grandest of all projects for the day – my new pin cushion caddy!

Pin Cushion Caddy in Garden Party…applause applause…  (thank you thank you)

I used Anna Maria’s pattern from her most wonderful Seams To Me book.  I have been admiring this project ever since a signed copy of the book arrived on my doorstep a couple months ago, but for some reason, I was a little intimidated.  No need for that cuz the pattern was easy to follow and fun to make.  I used big pieces of Garden Party fabrics that came in my scrap bag order.

Having an entire day to sew makes me giddy!  Now I’m off to cut fabric for the next line-up of projects – a few quilts. Thanks for stopping by today.

6 thoughts on “Whimsical Projects

  1. I love all of those projects, but especially the houses. I like the button you put on the top of each tab– so cute. I definitely need to make some more bright and colorful ones for me. And I’ve been eyeing that caddy too….one day I will make it!

  2. Beautiful projects! As a fellow Anna Maria Horner groupie I LOVE your fabric choices. Good for you for making time to just go and sew.

  3. How wonderful all your projects came out. I have that magazine but haven’t had time to make anything out of it yet. I definitely need to make those little houses though. Maybe this weekend I can squeeze a couple hours in to sew.

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