Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Hedge Hog Pin Cushion

Sew my friend Trish made mention early December she needed a good/cute pin cushion. My first plan after the Christmas rush to complete projects was to make Trish a pin cushion.

I had a different pattern in mind originally but after surfing she references the Longthread which has a list for pin cushion patterns (the actual pattern came from

Once I saw this vintage hedge hog pin cushion I thought I must! Trish is an animal lover and I figured she has probably never had a hedge hog before, sew below was the end result, I must say it is much cuter in person but you get the idea and Trish loved it, which is what mattered most.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Sewing Machine Covers

Sew I finally got a picture of the machine cover I had made for Mom for her birthday, it the one with the Kitty Applique. In addition is the crazy quilt version that was in our Graham Christmas auction. Grandma was the winner of this item. She is so cute! (oh and look you can see one of PD's quilts on the bed in the background)

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Christmas Stroll

Well the Christmas Stroll came and went. This year my friend Megan Daves joined me. She had learned how to sew just a few weeks before the festival and decided she was going to make these fleecy boas to sell along with a few dozen hair bows. I made the hunk holders again and the curling/flat iron holders. Last year the economy was better and the top two sellers where hair bows and hunk holders. This year we only had the 4 items, the ones listed above and didn't make as many knowing spending would most likely be significantly less this year. Well not at our booth. Meg sold out of the fleecy boa's around 3pm. We had Boppi bring up a sewing machine and her materials. I sat in a camping chair and sewed with the machine on a TV tray for the next 3 hours and Meg cut for the next 3 hours until we ran out of material. We couldn't make them fast enough, people would buy them and then come back and pick them up. We had one hunk holder left, and a couple of curling/flat iron and hair bows, but all together it was a success and we didn't bring back a lot of inventory. It was special because it was Meg's first sewing adventure and she hit out of the ballpark! And she made a pretty good deal of $ while doing it. Below are some pics that show what the fleecy boa is in case you have no idea what I'm talking about. Sorry about the quality of the pics, I work with what I got :-)

At first I was very concerned about how empty our booth looked, last year it was so full we could barley move around. Turned out they don't care if it looks full.