Well enough of that darn medical talk!! Let's talk about some sewing projects! I wanted to make a throw pillow for Spencer, and one for Rachel. I want them to be cohesive as they'll go on the same couch in their living room. I found the perfect fabrics and then had to figure out what I wanted to do. You see, I didn't want to just make some mambo-pamby pillow. It had to be interesting. It had to have life in it. It had to be fun, and yet classy, but also be like THEM as a couple. I haven't finished Rachel's pillow yet, but I did finish Spencer's just in time for Christmas. And before I get any further, Rachel's pillow is different - and I'll post about that when I get there.
While looking around for what kind of pillow I wanted to make, I came across one at Target that I found interesting. Ok, it was boring - but the actual origami of the pillow was interesting. I know origami means folded paper but what's the word for folded fabric? Because this thing is kind of like origami. Here's what the Target pillow looks like:
Back to the project! I cut out all the 4x4 squares and ironed them flat. Then I took the pieces that would go on top of this piece and ironed them in half, making triangles. I then used my fingers to both hold the triangle still and gently fold back the folded side of the triangle to make the peek a boo origami look.
And the second triangle going right on top. See the fabric? It's super cute if you like the book. (which we all do).
And here's the whole square with all 4 triangles on it. You can see that my little "peek a boo" is smaller than the one at Target. That's why I think I'll try cutting the squares smaller, or laying them out further apart and trimming the edges.
Lastly, during the evening hours I've been keeping my hands busy. I've been embroidering these little elephants to go on a throw blanket for one of the sweetest, kindest and most beautiful people I know. More about that another time. AND it's about time to make our Ren Fest garb! Whoot! Just wait and see how that turns out! Meanwhile, I wonder if I"ll be able to sew with my left hand in a cast? Hum.....