Here is my latest attempt at embroidery. Here is a little eye pillow with slipcover and carrying case. I love making these. It is a free pattern by Amy Butler and is just such a fun, easy thing to make for a gift or for yourself. The embroidery was a bit more complicated that I had played out in my mind. It was fun and turned out well in the end. In the middle of it I swore off embroidery and then by the end I couldn't wait to start another project. It is en route to Boston for my monthly swap.
Lily was invited to a birthday party for a little girl on our street. Unfortunately, we couldn't go as we were off to Ephraim for a weekend of High School reunions and Scandinavian Festival. I made this little skirt and whale clip for her and thought I would show it off here. I admit, I am in love with pom pom trim. It is really a problem. I want to put it on everything. I wanted to make one for Lily for about two minutes. But then, after it took nearly a full candy bar to get her to model these few shots, I knew it would be wasted on her. She will never wear what I make! Grrrr!
Here is the back view. I did not make the silk bow. I bought a few of these at Gymboree. They must have gone to something but they were on clearance by themselves for 50 cents and I couldn't resist.
Here is my attempt at a story pose. I thought I would do a party skirt, since it was for a birthday girl. I told Lily to pretend to blow out candles. This is what I got. And this is your first peek at my new house. Behold: My Front Door. More to come. . .
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