Friday, July 27, 2012

Almost Monster Pillow

Hi guys!
I thought I would share a quick late night project I did the other night with you.
Both of my sons love "Furry" pillows and I had them all in the wash hoping regular pillows would do for a night (and quite possibly get them used to regular pillows-furry pillows hold smells..umm...stronger then normal pillows it seems) as it turns out, regular pillows are not on par with furry ones to my younger son and he just would not fall asleep.
With that in mind I knew I had some blue furry knit fabric I'd been saving on the fabric shelf to make something probably Cookie Monster themed since it is that perfect shade of blue.
I figured I would make a quick furry blue slipcover perfect for my little Bird to pet and cuddle to sleep with it so I grabbed the roll and an old throw pillow similar in size to the other random throw pillows I have (eventually I swear I will make them all cases and they will be cute! )
A little over 3/8 of a yard for 75 cents and I got it on a 75% off day

I laid out my fuzzy fabric on the table and set the pillow on it to get a rough idea of how big I wanted the front to be, most of my throw pillows are a few inches bigger then this one so I wanted to make the  case big enough to use on them as well.
I cut the front and flipped the remainder over to cut the 2 overlapping back pieces.
After both were cut it looked like this-exiting right? 
I sewed it all up around the edges with the fuzzy side facing in and overlapped the back pieces by a good 3-4 inches hoping to make it harder for my clever little Bird to take the pillows out. 
This is where it is an "Almost" Monster pillow, I thought about this as soon as I got everything stitched up but this pillow could have been super awesome with a tongue and teeth added into one of the seams and some crazy eyes like these super cool creature pillows
This tail is so cool for a little boy! Oh my I'll have to make one like this!
I love his giant eyes!
And this one I adore the cookie! 

I'm pretty sure I have more furry knit fabric so I'm going to make another furry pillow case and add eyes and a mouth to it for a real monster pillow-perfect for any little boy's room!

What do you guys think?  A fun enough boy pillow? 
Have a great day!
Bonnie MS

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Hospital, Etsy Shop, and Surprise!

Hi there guys!
So sorry I've been MIA for so long it's been quite hectic the past couple months. My husband has been in and out of the hospital and went through many surgeries to try and take care of the Necrotizing Fasciitis in his abdominal area that he almost passed from...I am beyond thankful that it was caught in time! I am grateful for every day he keeps healing well and hope he'll keep doing good.

And another "surprise" is we are expecting our second child together!

I'm due December 10th and just got everything set up with our midwife and we should be going in sometime next week for our first ultrasound, which happens to be the 20 week ultrasound so we get to find out if it's a boy or girl *HAPPY DANCE* I was hoping to find out on the 18th of this month-I thought it would be a cool sort of birthday present to myself-but got way behind working with my husband's medical needs and my family.

Due to all this craziness and excitement making bills a bit harder I finally started putting my hair flowers and such up in my etsy shop RidingTheBonnieWay like I meant to do over a year ago I have some of my handmade hair flowers up right now and will be adding vintage sheets, vintage costume jewelry, handmade jewelry, baby clothes and related items I make like plush quilts, toys and am working on some boy patterns that I might put up in .pdf format soon for download. Is there anyone who would like to test  the patterns out when I have them ready?

I am so nervous about this new baby oh my gosh...already having a 5 year old son and our 14 month old son I think another boy is likely...and probably easier since we still have baby boy things everywhere though I did give all my newborn-9month old clothes to a friend when she had her gorgeous little boy so I would be collecting that again.

But a girl...would be wonderful! My husband wants a girl really bad he has had a very pretty name picked out for years that we had set if our 14 month old had been a girl and I am sort of wanting one to sew for and love...then we would have one of each together which would be perfect just in case these surgeries have made this baby our last.

I'm just nervous and anxious to find out I guess. I didn't have a baby shower for our 14 month old and maybe I might like to do that for this baby but when do you have a baby shower? And I am nesting hardcore already! I want to start gathering things and cleaning everything up and refashioning thrift store clothes into cute warm weather clothes for this new bundle of joy.

So there you go a quick update-hopefully I will be back very soon with some fun projects and some very fun Music inspired boy outfits to go a long with the Boys Sew In Tune Series

I'm off to clean and sew and sketch some ideas up! Have a wonderful day dears!