Creativity Corner: Sewn and Plush Things

… awkward post title, since I have two things I’ve made to share. Hooray?

We did Secret Santa draws in both my Team SFQ group and my Skirt Sports group this year. As I like adding in something a little more personal, I put in a tiny something homemade in each package. For my SFQ gift, I made a tiny little pillow with the SMASH hummingbird logo on it.

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Told you it was tiny; whole thing fits in my hand.

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Close-up.

For my Skirt sister gift, my chosen recipient said she likes homemade ornaments, so I did a tiny plush ornament in the shape of the Skirt logo.

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I tossed her name and the year on the back.

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Close-up detail. Not 100% happy with how this turned out, but for a first try, I’ll take it.

Creativity Corner: Dino Pillow

A good friend of mine had a baby back in December and I had wanted to give her something dinosaur-related for the kid, since that’s what we do. I was out of the typical dino stuffed animals we keep on hand and I didn’t have time to try and make one (she had to move back to Canada), so I made a cute applique dinosaur pillow.

I would have done a T-Rex, but they’re not so easy to do in silhouette. Dinosaur outline found online and hand-sketched on to fabric; cut out and sewn on before making pillow. All hand-sewn.

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I forgot how quick and easy it is to make pillows … and how much I enjoy doing it.