Friday, December 6, 2013

The Moon... A Link-Up Photo

One afternoon a couple weeks ago I noticed that the moon was out before the sun had gone down and the sky was still bright blue.  The moon seemed so out of place in the daylight but so beautiful.  For reasons unknown to me, I found its misplaced appearance captivating...


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Make it New Monday Link-Up 12/2/13

Remember to grab a Make it New Monday button located at the bottom of this post to include in your post.  Thanks so much!
This month I am showing how I up-cycled  a shrunken child's Christmas sweater into ornament sized pillows. The idea came from some sweater hearts that I saw on Pinterest.  It was a quite simple project, taking only an hour or so to complete.  I may make some hearts with the leftover fabric.

I found the sweater for $1.00 and had the thread and poly-fil on hand.  Inexpensive!
Cut apart sweater at seams.

Measure for seam allowance and cut to desired shape.  I will leave a bit more seam allowance next time.  Do and learn, right?

Pin well, and save scraps and buttons for another project.

Sew around edges with close stitches so that sweater doesn't unravel and leave a gap to turn right-side out after sewing.  Stuff and sew the opening closed, hiding stitches as well as you can.

Finished product on display!

My Not-so-Empty Nest