Thursday, December 16, 2010

Where does the day go?

Here are two king sized pillowcases I made. The fabric is flannel and it has white polka dots. The sleeve is a plaid. Sorry the picture doesn't show that. Maybe if you click it and enlarge it you can see it.

I made these two pillowcases for my two granddaughters. They are their favorite colors. I am also making one for Bob's granddaughter.

This is a mug rug. My first attempt at it. It is a little crooked but I will get better at it. Mug rugs are little placemats for a coffee mug or tea cup and has enough room for a cookie or two or a muffin.

I can't believe how fast the days have been going this last couple of weeks. I am trying to make these and other pillowcases to give as gifts and my sewing room doesn't have the best lighting yet. So I have to take advantage of the daytime hours when it's lightest. By the time I get home from the gym and running errands I only have an hour or two left of daylight. I need to get some better lights in the room and also I need to budget my time better. Well, I am going to go see if I can cut the next one out.


Susan said...

I do love those pillowcases and will get at them after the first of the year. How much larger did you make them for the King size?

Sheila said...

You are making me want to try those pillowcases. I want to know too how you measured them for king size. Have a great weekend, Sheila said...

I love the purple one.
Great gifts!!!

Cathy said...

Little mug rugs are a wonderful gift idea. I have so many scraps of fabric that would work perfectly. I'm sure your granddaughters will love their pillow cases.

Jacquie said...

I love the mug rug. I have a sewing machine that I take out from time to time. I really need to practice on something and these look so cute. Is there a pattern you use?

My mounds shake is just a chocolate protein shake with a few squirts of SF Toscani Coconut syrup....delish!

Jody V said...


Everything looks wonderful! What lovely thoughful gifts. I would rather receive something you made vs. something bought. I was in Walmart and they had an introduction to quilting kit. Everything was already cut out. I didn't get it but maybe after the holidays. I miss doing crafts. It was very rewarding.


Jody V said...


I actually just watched the You Tube Video on the pillowcase now. It's amazing!! I want to find flannel fishing material for the boys quick!! Thanks again!