Sewing for Pleasure

I’ve taken a bit of a break from all my custom work to sew a little for pleasure. When Alien Sunset posted this pattern the other day I just knew I had to stitch it!

Work In Progress

I chose the colors to coordinate with this Alexander Henry print. I’m going to make it into a decorative pillow for the shop. I just LOVE the colors in this print!

Birch Blossom

So, about the give-away, last check there were 74 comments! I am flattered and beyond amazed that there are that many of you out there! I’m so glad you want my vintage trims, because I cleaned out the garage this week and found even more! I think I’ll have enough for 2 boxes! (I just realized each sentence ends in an exclamation point-note to self: learn to properly punctuate.) I think I’ve heard the masses loud and clear- you want more tutorials. Am thinking of more to add ASAP!

One of the things I wanted to use this blog for was to spotlight artists and creators whose work inspires me. Today will be my first of many artist/product spotlights. While clicking around etsy I found something that made my heart swoon! The sweetest vintage looking notebooks.

Matchbook Cover Notes Vintage Retro Cowboy, Elephant, Bird Mini Notepads

Matchbook Cover Notes Vintage Retro Cowboy, Elephant, Bird Mini Notepads

The Paper Princess sells a set of 3 (a bird, cowboy & elephant) for a mere $6.50. Don’t you think they would make super cute baby shower invitations? A little bit bigger and you could print the shower info. on the inside.

All of her illustrations and images are so sweet with a vintage-y modern feel to them. I’m highlighting her work today because her products inspire me! The illustrations she has on her not-so-frequently-updated blog are really fun too, she is an amazingly talented artist!

8 Responses to “Sewing for Pleasure”

  1. Jessie says:

    I’m oohing and aahing over the embroidery and the fabric. I just did a similar embroidery piece, but haven’t decided what to do with it yet.

  2. Sarah says:

    I am also partaking in the “ooh”ing and “ahhh”ing. Can’t wait to see the final product.

    As for the Paper Princess, Leslie’s stuff is SO CUTE! In fact, she just designed a custom birth announcement for me (a little in advance). It turned out better than I could have even imagined!!! She’s such a doll and so talented.

  3. Anne Haun says:

    I just copied off the embroidery picture – must add that to my ever growing to do pile! Thanks for sharing it with us and also for the cupcake pattern link. Anne

  4. EllieRichellie says:

    Thanks for the tip-off on today’s post topic: Great fresh color combo in the Alexander Henry fabric: I’m going to hunt that one down for some little girl garments!
    ERB

  5. g says:

    I’m so glad you’re getting such a great response to your giveaway – I had no doubt you would because your blog is so wonderful!

    I love the way you plan your embroidery colors to coordinate with the fabrics – it really comes through in how professional & finished your items look. Looking forward to seeing this latest project completed!

  6. sarah-the-sil says:

    This may very well be my all-time favorite combination of fabric & embroidery pattern creation of yours! Darling! : )

  7. Rebekah says:

    Wonderful job. I printed this pattern out but have not used it yet. You are making me itching to do it.

  8. Kathleen says:

    I have that same AH print waiting to be made into a dress for the the girls … LOVE the colors! Can I be so bold as to ask for a basic tutorial on how to embroider? You know my skill level … it hasn’t gone past the very basic stuff you and I made years ago for MC. You do such amazing work!!

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