• Finished Quilts in 2010

    Click pictures for full details! Julia's Field of Blessings See Mom, I *Can* Make Snowmen in Texas! All Shook Up Pansies & Primroses Vintage Spring Vintage Baby A Bad Copy
  • Finished Quilts in 2009

    Click pictures for full details! Sunshine & Swimming Pools Loving Hands Boy Woogies Carina's Quilt Front Charity Quilt 1 Charity Quilt 2
  • Finished Quilts: Previous Years

    My sister's quilt Elena's Signature Quilt Cosmic Spiral Simona's Flower Garden ...And Everything Nice The Wool Quilt The Original Woogie
  • Finished Craft Projects

    Traveling Car Playmat Brown Bear Matching Cards
  • Finished Girls’ Dresses & Costumes

  • Quilt To Do List

    *Julia's "Baby" Quilt
    *Bethlehem Quilt
    *Kaffe Fassett String Quilt
    *Star Happy Batik Quilt
    *Red & Tan Single Wedding Ring Quilt (blocks made)
    *Batik Charm Square Quilt
    *Lingerie Quilt
    *Purple & Gold Mystery Quilt (just needs quilting!)
    *Eagle paper-pieced Quilt (@ half pieced)
  • Other Craft Project To Do List

    *Alphabet Matching Card Game
    *Apple/Pear Dress for Elena
    *Pillow Case Dress for Julia
    *Knit Dress for Elena (need to do post!)
    *Knit Shorts for Me

The “Princess” Pillow

A girl and her pillow

Ahh yes, I do indulge my oldest’s Princess obsession some.  When we were recently at a quilt shop, she decided that she *needed* some Princess fabric.  Luckily, we were at a real quilt shop and not Joann’s, so I wasn’t too worried about her finding a bolt of Disney Princesses.

But she did find a bolt of ballerinas.

The "Princess" Pillow

And being the good Mommy that I am, I bought some for her.  We have stopped random Princess purchases for her, but I find my child’s request for fabric hard to resist.  (This was actually a couple days before the Princess ban.)  So I made her a pillow.  Fully quilted it and did another (my second!) pocket back.  Totally digging the pocket pillows!

Pocket back

Also added some ball fringe.  My husband was not a fan of that.  Says it makes it too 70s, but boo on him!

Ball Fringe

Elena cracked me up before it was done.  She had found some button and told me, “Mommy, you can put this on my new woogie!”  I asked her which woogie she was talking about.  “I know you’re making me a new woogie out of my dancing girl fabric Mommy!  I saw it in your sewing room!”

Elena’s response at receipt of the pillow, though, was less than enthusiastic.  She had seen some *real* Disney Princess fabric at Hobby Lobby the day before I finished the pillow, and the ballerinas no longer passed muster.  However, when Julia tried to run away with the pillow (Julia loved it!), Elena of course became very possessive!

It's Mine!

(Please note, I did not dress my child.  She dressed herself!)  But she did redeem herself some: she insisted on sleeping with it that 1st night, and every night since.  (4 nights and counting so far!)

Petting the kitty

(don’t you love how Elena is posing for her “I sleep with my pillow” shot, but MUST pet the kitty who joined her?)

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