Friday, January 12, 2018

a bit of sewing

Happy New Years!

How has your January been going? I've spent a lot of time planning and daydreaming about the farm, going through my seeds to see what needs to be ordered (not much!), and setting the house to rights after all the wonderful holiday cheer.  I've also been working on some fun projects and this little Victorian style felt pillow is one. 


T. and I went to a sewing fair in November and had a blast looking at all the vendors and getting more ideas than I could possibly do in a year. At one of the first stalls, I saw this cute pattern and was charmed.  At the end of the day, this tree still stuck out so I picked up the pattern from Lumenaris on my way out, and I'm just as tickled with it now as I was then.


This worked up very quickly in the evenings while the fellas and I watched shows after dinner. I love the feel of the wool felt, and hope to make a few more, maybe another in this scheme, but what about a pale blue and cream combination, or pink and mint 1950s style?  Also, I'd like to attach a ribbon so the little pillow could be hung, or possible sew a loop on the back side that a dowel could go through and hung that way.