Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Fabric Tuesday!

Welcome to Fabric Tuesday!

Every Tuesday we share a recent craft finish that uses fabric.  Whether you have a project to link up or you're coming to look, make sure to stop by and comment on all the great projects!

Heather and I have a niece that is about to turn 19, eek!  She's the oldest grandchild and just started her first year of college.  I am in town visiting all of my family and last week my mom and I drove the couple of hours to see her in her dorm.

Here are some highlights of the trip.

a. She's stinking adorable.
b. Bringing her food is like Christmas and birthday combined.
(don't you remember how amazing any food was in college?!?)
c. She could not wipe the silly grin from her face as she was initialing her pasta, gum, sauces, etc.
(my husband and I still have spices with our initials on them! Did you all do that?)
d. She is such a good, strong, smart, sweet girl.  I am so excited to see where her life goes.

Naturally, the night before I decide to whip her up a couple of decor items for her side of the room.
And I have pictures of her on my cell phone in her room with the stuff, but of course I have no idea how to send pictures from my phone to my email or something fancy like that.

This pillow I penciled the letter "K" on the fabric and embroidered it using a back stitch.

I used probably about a 2" border with the stripe fabric and maybe a 3.5" finished bordered with the flower.  It came together really fast.  And I had no pillow form so I just stuffed it with batting.


And this super easy banner to go with. 
Giant ric-rac + 4 triangles cut with pinking shears
=
 darling banner above college girls bed


And now FABRIC TUESDAY
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Link up a recent craft project that uses fabric.

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Thanks everybody, can't wait to see!

8 comments:

Béa said...

Beautiful pillow, pink is one of my favorite colours !

The Calico Cat said...

Ummm if you still have spices with your initials on them - you deserve fresher spices... (Penzys.com - no affiliation.)

Stray Stitches said...

The pillow and banner are adorable!

Kim said...

Both projects are beautiful. Love pink!

QuilterMary said...

LOVE the pink and brown combo!

Madame Samm said...

Now this is a delightful gift for any college girl..great colours too...lucky her for having you ..
blessings..
button is on my blog...
madame samm

elizabeth said...

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Miranda said...

What a lovely idea! Love the pillow!