... yep, during construction I realized that I had stitched the head, 2 feet and tail with the right side facing the zipper side of the pillow :D Froggy stitching ensued, appendages were rearranged and reinserted, and ...
|Burda 7754 - duck pillow face :D|
|Burda 7754 - duck pillow DUCK BUTT!|
|Burda 7754 - duck pillow finished :)|
|Burda 7754 - duck pillow - which is my best side? ALL of them! ;)|
- Lemon the Duck book (this page was actually the inspiration for this gift)
- Rubber Ducky (this is still on order - I hope it arrives soon :D)
- 5 Little Ducks board book
- ducky cookie cutter :D
Rubber ducky, you're the one ... you make bathtime lots of funnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn *sings* *badly* :)
And another recent Christmas gift finish ... beanbags! Here's the bag I made to hold them ... along with the book I bought to go with them :)
|Letter bean bags, storage bag and ABC book - gift set :)|
|Letter bean bags :)|
And one last quicky - there's a tutorial online that I've seen for a while and have drooled over. I finally got around to trying it out, and I'm very glad I did!
|Train Case - tutorial from Choly Knight :)|
It's a "train case", but this one is a simple version - it's made without having to stitch round seams or do intricate stuff - it's basically a boxy bag done easily with strategic zipper placement to give it the traditional train case shape :) I had a bit of a problem with the thickness of the French seams (used to hide all the raw edges) and I made a few minor changes to the construction (to eliminate the raw edges around the zipper) but overall - WOW. Useful, cute, and simple - that's a win/win :) Thank you Choly Knight for the tutorial! She does awesome fun designs, gives use lovely free patterns/tutorials, and writes books (I have 3 :D) - she's a woman of many talents :) This project will count towards the New to Me linky party for August, and also as #22 in my so-far-not-very-successful attempt to do 52 new projects in 2016, lol.
Ho Ho Ho and On We Sew for August :)
New to Me for August :)