Santa got a lot of help this year from me! I took on making these fabric houses back in November. I worked on them a few hours just about every night up until a few days before Christmas when I realize I wouldn't finish them in time. So I pulled out my things, took over the kitchen table, and sewed for two days straight (like 12 hours a day). I put the finishing touches on Christmas Eve and wrapped them up.
It was a lot of WORK! I enjoyed most of it, although I'm relieved to know they're done and my evenings are freed up for other things.
I had these pillow cameras on my to-make list for Christmas. So I sewed them up last minute and embroidered the girls names on the back so they'd be extra special.A few things I learned from these projects...
- I embroidered for the first time and decided I liked it.
- This was more time consuming than I could ever imagine.
- Pellon is awesome!
- Mini quilts are more cute than regular sized ones.
- Hand stitching all the furniture was exhausting. Once I made the first set I didn't want to make the second set.
- I'm not good at making stuffed animals.
- Photographs (I know, not my best) don't do them justice.
- Just the preparation (choosing color schemes ((especially at a discount fabric store)), gathering all the different items needed) kind of blew my mind.
- I like french knots.
The pattern is an old McCall's that I borrowed from a friend.
The black & white triangle quilt is a mini version of this.