May 29, 2011

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!

Every once and awhile a client and I will meet and talk about a ton of different ideas, so many ideas that we try a few of them out before finding exactly what they're looking for. This is a concept that came out of a meeting with a client who chose another idea instead.

Sweet & Savory Recipe Shower Invite

The concept of this invitation was "Sweet & Savory." The bride is having a recipe shower because she already has a lot of cooking and baking equipment, so she didn't want her guests to spend money on unnecessary gifts. This would have one recipe card featuring sweet items and another recipe card featuring savory items.

Sweet & Savory Recipe Cards

On the invitation, we combined both the sweet and savory foods into a frame around the invitation information. This concept didn't end up working for the bride, but we came up with another idea that was more for her. I'll be posting that design at another time, so keep an eye out!

Sweet & Savory Shower Invitation

This goes to show that not everything that gets created works out, but just because it didn't work for one person, doesn't mean it won't work for someone else! I think this turned out really well and I will be including it in my Etsy shop once that opens, hopefully this Fall!

May 24, 2011

Owl Nursery Pillow

As you may have seen in my previous post, I got to work with a really cute owl fabric! It was for another pillow! You may recall my first attempt at making a pillow went surprisingly well. They say that practice makes perfect and it's true because this one came out even better.

Lauren became a new mom this month! She had fantastic curtains made from the owl fabric for the nursery. She had JUST enough left over to make something with. She asked if there was enough for a pillow and I jumped at the chance to make it. I had so much fun the last time and this is just such cute fabric I had to make this pillow.

Elliott's pillow

I made the cording from brown corduroy and set it at an angle. I was very happy with how it looked. I sewed the panels together and added a zipper so you can remove the insert to clean the case. When something is made for a baby or child, it's very important to make it washable.

I hope to have additional photos of the pillow in the nursery very soon and will add those when I get them.

I believe this will be it on the sewing for a little while. I have a lot of design work coming in that I'm really excited about and will be sharing a couple of projects with you in the next two weeks. Check back soon!

May 16, 2011

May Update!

This month has by far been my busiest! I have four projects all happening at once and that doesn't include any of the personal projects I've been working on.

I will be able to share two of these projects with you very soon, so stay tuned!

For now, here's a sneak peak at some cute fabric I got to work with...