Friday, 21 September 2012

Winning

*check out the fabric giveaway at Fluffy Sheep Quilting*


Last night I made these fantastic tooth fairy cushions. My son has a couple of friends with birthdays coming up so I thought I'd get them both done at the same time! I was also running low on creativity so I just used the same fabrics for both. So happy with how they turned out though:




I used a pattern from Suzanne at Just Another Hang Up, called Manfred - she has so many cute creations! I love Give a Hoot too.

I've not done very much applique before and this was the first time using bondaweb. I really love the stuff!! Even peeling the paper off was so satisfying!! Suzanne has a great tip to do that easily in her post about how to applique.


Truth be told the birthday boys are a little young to be losing their teeth yet but I'll stick some sweets in the pocket (just to move things a long!!) and I'm sure they'll have fun playing with them anyway.


I've done another English Paper Pieced Rose Star block. I love the growing collection :



Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions about the low volume background idea. I think I'm going with it! I'm also going to use one fabric per shape. It's easier for me that way and will help the rose stars be the focus. I've only done a couple of the shapes but you kind of get the idea:


Ok that's possibly not giving you a good idea at all... I'll make some more eventually and show you again. Huge thanks to Erin for sending me some low volume charms and contributing to this quilt without knowing it :)


Yesterday was the best post day I've ever had!!

I was lucky enough to win a giveaway from Lisa at The Quilt Jam and I got a huge box full of goodies!


I'm thrilled with all of it and especially want to try that Dresden ruler, I do love Dresdens. I'm also working on a Christmas project and that fabric will fit in perfectly! She sent a lovely note and I'm so grateful for her generosity. Thank you so much Lisa :)

I also realised I had NO white thread (I have no black either - what kind of sewing person doesn't have white and black thread?!!) so this arrived just in time to make those tooth fairy cushions!




***Warning...  this part contains some VERY rude swear words / cursing. The offending item will appear below. If you are likely to be offended please stop reading now***




I  also got my gorgeous swap from the very talented Justine as part of the Sailor Mouth Swap. She was so kind to include an amazing array of gorgeous fabrics and the cutest pair of aeroplane safe scissors. I also love the notecard with the gummy bears :)



And the main event is this amazing cushion:



ADORE ADORE ADORE!!! It's brilliant and she used the most perfect fabrics. Also it's a really soft cushion - bonus! I near enough fell over when I opened it. To be honest I'd forgotten I should be expecting something (I've heard people say that about swaps and was like 'yeah right' but it didn't even occur to me!!). I really can't thank you enough Justine, especially since you got it done with so much going on. Thank you!



Obviously Justine has great taste in fabric (and isn't rude at all in real life!!) and she's going to be surrounded in a whole lot more of it since she took over ownership of Simply Solids. I can't wait to see what plans she has for the shop. It's undergoing a redesign open and looking awesome, be sure to go visit and support her! Huge congratulations Justine and thank you again!


Simply Solids


Oh and if the rudeness didn't offend you and you'd be interested in joining the next round of the Sailor Mouth Swap keep an eye on Allegory's blog Sew Allegorical, there are plans underway


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Linking up:

TGIFF at Where Jane Creates this week


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30 comments:

  1. Your little tooth pillows are very cute. Hopefully you don't get them mixed up with your new pillow when you are wrapping them! Ha ha can you imagine?

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  2. Adorable tooth fairy pillows, Lucy! I made a wonky monster tooth pillow for my guys too. My husband thought I was weird, but the kids love it. And I may just fly there to steal that Sailor Mouth pillow - freaking awesome!

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  3. bwahahahahahaahahahahaaaa!!!!!! I need in on the next round of that swap!

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  4. Those tooth fairy pillows are great. And never mind they aren't loosing teeth yet, best to be prepared. When my oldest lost his first tooth I busted out a little pillow. Emphasis on little. The tooth fairy went out of her way to tell me that money doesn't really fit in the pocket. Five lost teeth in and the tooth fairy is still making do.

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  5. You had a great week of projects! I LOV the tooth fairy pillows. Totally pinned that for later. I'm really excited about your low volume background, too. It's going to look really fresh and pretty.
    I am jealous of your sailor mouth swap pillow, you MFFWB. I am going to have to keep and eye out for the next swap.

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  6. Yep, put the fairy tooth tute on the calendar for 2015. Congrats on the win and the swap cushion is amazing!

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  7. Oh great cushion from Justine! And your tooth monsters are fabby too :-)

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  8. Love everything here! And the cushion is awesome.

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  9. I have a colleague that told her son the tooth fairy was dead. How crazy is that! It makes me so happy to see your tooth pillows and such fabulous fun ones, they make me laugh! Justine's cushion is a corker!! I love it!! Lucky you winning all that great bibs and bobs!

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  10. Bondaweb is a very good friend of mine! And yes peeling the paper of makes me happy :-)

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  11. Such fun little pillows! Make sure there's some fudge in them...
    A great pillow from the swap, such a fun design =D

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  12. Hahahaha!!! The sailor mouth pillow cracks me up! Hilarious and so beautifully done! You don't expect such a beautiful creation to be filled with swearies - love it!

    Your tooth fairy pillows look fab too! What a cute idea!!

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  13. Love those tooth fairy pillows,they look like twins :) Your swap pillow is fab too!

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  14. Holy crap the low volume between the roses ROCKS! Seriously Luc, in the spirit of your sailor mouth swap, f'n awesome!

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  15. Oh that background is perfect! It's going to be stunning.
    Awesome swap pressie too - I'm totally doing round 2, it's been the best swap ever :o)

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  16. Aw, those cushions are so cute! What an adorable design!

    I like to call myself a colour whore - I love them all ;)

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  17. ROFL, love the tooth fairy cushions and your EPP blocks are looking great with the low volume background. Love your SM goodies too!

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  18. Lots of great stuff happening in your sewing room this week!
    Thanks for linking up with TGIFF :)

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  19. Still overachieving! Too late for my babies unless I make one for Maddie but she would just chew the pillow! Bondaweb - wouldn't be without it!

    Justine did you proud! Are you entering round 2 then!?

    Lucky you on the win and fab RS block - love the LV background!

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  20. Love the tooth fairy pillows!!! So cute...

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  21. I love the tooth pillows - so cute! The LV background for the RS blocks is going to be tremendous and I can't wait to see more!!!! Have fun with your prizes!

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  22. Best tooth fairy cushions I have seen for boys! Just fab.

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  23. Those tooth fairy cushions are adorable! Your Rose Star is coming along great and can't wait to see them pieced with the low volume fabrics - it'll look stunning for sure. Congrats on your win too. Your pillow swap looks fabulous by the way. ;)

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  24. The toothy cushions are adorable! What a hilarious cushion!

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  25. That swap pillow is hilarious! Where will you put it?! Love your tooth fairy pillows, so sweet.

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  26. Loving your Rose Stars. I like the LV idea - and agree one fabric per set is best. Looking great. Glad I could help out, even if only in a small way. xx

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  27. Just chuckling at the contrast between the tooth fairy pillows and your swap cushion!Don't be mixing them up when you give the pressie.

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  28. the tooth monster cushions are great! I've seen them somewhere else recently too. Love that filthy mouthed cushion!

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