I made a rag turtle pillow this weekend. I took a bunch of pictures of the process and am thinking about making it into a tutorial but for now I thought I'd just post the picture of the finished product. He turned out OK. I don't like how his head is attached but I'm pretty happy with the rest of him.
I made this purse using a pattern from Bend the Rules Sewing by Amy Karol. It was a pretty easy project to complete (evidenced by the fact that I could complete it). It turned out pretty good. There are a couple things I will learn for next time such as using a stiffer interfacing. The book said to use flannel but since I didn't have any on hand I went ahead and used some cotton batting. It worked out OK but I think I'd rather have something a little stiffer. I love this Amy Butler fabric; I'm a little obsessed with her fabric at the moment. In fact I originally bought this fabric last year to make myself a diaper bag using her pattern from Little Stitches for Little Ones. At the time I think it was a little too advanced for me. I might try it again though. Now that I know I have little boy I can tailor my fabric choice a little better too.
OK, So I've been reading so many other blogs lately I decided I needed one of my own. What it will be exactly I haven't decided yet. I'm thinking it will be part craft blog, part blog about my new little guy. We'll see. Maybe this will be a good outlet to get down all those thoughts I always say I will write down in a journal and then stop after two entries...or maybe this will go the same way as all those journals I have with only two pages and be a 2 post blog forever. Anyway, I had to post this picture of my silly little monkey. It was taken at Grandma's house on a raft (not in the water though) and I edited it in Picasa, my new favorite thing since I don't have photo shop. If you want a good free photo editing tool you can find it here: http://picasa.google.com/ I love the soft focus feature (as evidenced by this pic).