This part of my blog is all about the things I collect or the things I make myself. I love so many things, I paint and draw and want to learn oils and pastels. I knit and crochet but want to learn tatting. I embroider and can turn my hand to most things given a chance. So much still to learn and do. I live in hope of some day reading all my books, learning all I want to learn and now I am learning to blog. You will often find my original poems, poor as they are I offer them here. I also appreciate other people art and will feature things I find that I have enjoyed. That includes pictures of fairies and fantasy or maybe just anything beautiful.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cat In The Hat Pillow Cases.....................

I bought two kits for pillow cases one time I was out at quilt shops. I just finished making them up for Tristen. They went quite quickly and turned out ok. The kit did not really allow enough of the blue fabric to do a larger than standard size pillow case. When I made the first it was just the right size for the pillow and I would have liked it a bit larger. When I came to do the second one it would not work out that way and so I did it differently.
Here is the first one being tried out by Tristen.

The second one I did the other way and so had to fudge it. I made an envelope style but with straight edges and a tie.


He was happy enough. When I make his dinosaur quilt I will make two more pillow cases to use as shams that are usable. All the colour's go together so that's not a problem

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  1. Linens are one thing I enjoy. I have so many vintage tings. You did a great job on the pillow slips.

  2. Tristen is sooo cute! He looks absolutely delighted. He's a lucky boy to have a Mom who can make him such wonderful things! I remember when my Michael was that age. It was so much fun making things for him. So you like the quilt shops too, huh? My sister and I spend huge amounts of time in the shops here. I love making quilts. Fabric is like chocolate: you can never have too much! Happy sewing! Hugs, Terri


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