I've managed to finish a couple of easy projects recently. First off is this patchwork pillow which I quickly whipped up for a birthday girl (who happens to be my goddaughter).
The fabric squares are just leftovers from my first market bag. For the back side, I used the blenders.
I love this pillow but the recipient is only 7 years old so my initial thought was that I should have used kiddie fabrics instead. I remembered this other simple project and figured it would be more appropriate for her...
A tooth fairy pillow! Isn't that adorable? Used this tutorial to make it.
I also baked 2 dozen marble cupcakes last Saturday to take to the birthday party.
In the end, I chose to just give the patchwork pillow. I'm keeping the tooth fairy pillow for my youngest son to use as he still has a lot of teeth to lose anyway. I know the fabrics aren't boyish...but really, it's for the tooth fairy and not for him...it wouldn't really matter.
At the moment, I am also trying to learn a new craft!
I got the yarn and needles from a swap sometime ago. Borrowed a couple of books from the library and am now trying to learn the different stitches. I really don't know if I will progress in this craft. It's kinda hard on my hands (I have CTS) and eyes. We'll see. Sometimes I think that by doing so many different things, I am starting to lose focus. You know that figure of speech, "Jack of all trades, master of none"? I started out making and selling rosaries, then sewing bags and softies and making patterns, and now crocheting. My husband and a lot of other people around me have also been encouraging and convincing me to start a cupcake business. The question is, should I focus on just one thing to master? I don't know.
Before I end, just wanted to ask if anybody would be interested in a tutorial for the patchwork pillow. I still have some squares left and am planning to make another one soon for another birthday. Please express your interest in the comment section below so I can take photos as I go about sewing that one.