The children ruined one of my pillows recently and so I sat down to make a new pillow last week. Of course, Gwenzilla wanted in: "Mum, can I make a pillow too?" I sighed. Why is it that she only wants to make a pillow when I want to make a pillow? So, because I am a sweet and generous Mumma, I dragged out the machine and my fabric stash and let her go to it. Here she is, at the Bruce Street sweatshop:
|She's craft-tay! GG is so cute with her pillow. She selected and placed all the fabrics, then sewed them together herself.|
Here is the pillow that I made after helping Gwen with hers:
|Improvisational quilting -- basically means to amass pile of fabrics, cut and sew together haphazardly, admire results|
And a close-up of the quilting:
I followed the pillow up with a sixties-inspired wall hanging, that I made from a silk sari, a silk blouse, a new king sized bed sheet that I cut up, and some new fabrics. Here's a close-up of the quilting on the front and on the back:
I think I will christen this wall quilt Burst.
And last but not least, I will provide a link to my most recent Canada Writes contest entry, because I'm a sucker for a contest. I figure I have better odds of winning a writing contest than winning the 649, which I never buy tickets for anyway.
My story may disturb some of you, so consider yourself warned. I'm over it though, honest. :-) If I wasn't, I wouldn't write about it.
You're Just Another Victim, Until You're Not
Musical Pairing: although it has nothing to do with being crafty in the Martha Stewart sense of the word, it was one of my jams way back when:
She's Crafty by The Beastie Boys