Thursday, December 31, 2009

Maybe I should rename this blog?!

Well it has taken me a LONG time of working off and on, but I finally completed this pillow! I had intentions of making it an afghan when I made my first square, but quickly realized after making 3 squares that it might be too busy for that. So I decided on a pillow and I am so glad I did!

The square design comes from the book, "Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs," by Edie Eckman. I adore this book and there are many more designs from this book that I can't wait to try out and post here! The yarn is Lion Brand's "Cotton Ease." It is incredibly soft and super easy to work with. The back of the pillow is a single crochet stitch that I worked to measure up with the front. The edging is a simple scallop. I have made up my own scallop edgings but this particular one I saw on one of my new favorite blogs,, and I love how it lays. I have also started a ripple afghan in the same colors as the pillow using a tutorial from this blog and I couldn't be more thrilled with the ease and results so far! The blog's author's name is, Lucy, and she lives in England. The colors and creations on her blog are pure eye candy!

The inside of the pillow is from a pillow case I purchased to make a skirt for Mckenna. After I made a desperate call to Dan to pick up some "poly-fil" on his way home, I cut the case to fit and sewed up the sides leaving an opening for the stuffing. This is basic pillow making 101, so I won't go into details here.

The very last picture shows a clock that I made over two years ago. Our basement colors and decor are inspired by and created with "Winnie's Walls," a line of scrapbook paper (it is no longer in print). These are very fun and fresh colors and our whole family is pleased with the uplifting feeling we get!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy my latest project. One of my New Year's Resolutions is to post more. I have been creating but mostly for others and could never remember to take a picture! I have lots of ideas rolling around in my head, and with a clean studio area and a promise to get my sewing supplies organized, I have no excuses!


  1. Oh Winnies walls one of my fave SEI lines! Great colour choices!

  2. The pillow is very cute, and you're right about the motif being pretty busy on an afghan. I made an afghan using that motif, and did the flowers only every other square, leaving the others plain.

    And I really LOVE the clock! What a great idea to use scrapbook paper. I'm not a scrapbooker, but I'm often tempted by the cute papers. Maybe I'll have to start looking around for other places to use them. Thanks for sharing your idea.

    Edie Eckman