Rainy days

June 26, 2008 at 7:40 pm 4 comments

This time of year, it’s not unusual for it to rain every afternoon here in Florida.

View out our front door

I don’t mind the rain as long as I’m not driving in it. I think it’s kind of cozy to be stuck inside with nothing to do while it pours out there.

I’ve finally gotten my creative sewing juices flowing again after a much-needed three-week break. I finished one of two items for a special order for Jox over at The Knitted Blog.

squirrel pillow

I swear, the fact that it’s a squirrel is a total coincidence — Jox ordered this long before my squirrel escapade. The pillowcase is for a little girl who has a naughty imaginary squirrel friend. I love that!

squirrel pillow

Unfortunately, because of the dreary weather, these photos aren’t ideal. But who knows when the sun will come out again!

I tried something a little different on the back of this pillowcase, and I’m excited about how it turned out.

squirrel pillow binding

I included a strip of ricrac along the edge of the binding. Just for fun.

 squirrel pillow binding

 I hope the recipient and her naughty imaginary squirrel friend love it!


Entry filed under: Handmade goodies, Sewing.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sandra :)  |  June 26, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    You’re squirrely!!! LOLOL j/k — cute little critter, and nice rick rack trim!

  • 2. Jox  |  June 27, 2008 at 6:19 am

    Love, love, love it.
    Ava-Mae is going to be so chuffed!

  • 3. Emily Hilleke  |  June 27, 2008 at 11:25 am

    I love each. and. every. one. of your animal silhouette designs.

  • 4. alex  |  June 29, 2008 at 12:44 am

    I love that first picture in this blog post. The small pond outside with the red wheel barrow to the right is perfect. And the pink polka-dot squirrel pillow? Fuhgedabout it. Ridiculously hip.


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