I’m going to start with the giveaway

Bugs coming soon… Actually we’re off to the library to get another bug book but I thought I’d get this up first. I am hoping to do some giveaways this Summer of old projects, craft supplies, just lots of miscellaneous stuff. I need to clear some space, mentally more than physically, so I can make some new things. I do not feel compelled to make new little pillows when I haven’t even sewn up the last little pillows.

These guys I made years ago, years and years ago, when I first started blogging. They’re scanned illustrations from a cute childrens book I thrifted printed out on iron-on transfer paper. Then I log cabin quilted them up into these little 8″ square pillows. They’d be so cute in a nursery, or on a doll’s bed. They’d make a cute new baby gift? Know any new babies? All they need is to be stuffed and sewn shut. Leave a comment if you’re interested and I’ll do a drawing later today or tomorrow.  

quilted pillows

And here’s a list of what’s coming (this is to keep me on task)… pics of bugs, pics of my new project (jen, I’m gearing up!), list of books I’ve read this summer, all the new wee wonderfuls toys for sale and a pom pom necklace.

92 thoughts on “I’m going to start with the giveaway

  1. Kate R says:

    Those are darling! What a great idea. I should try and dig around in my craft room for some iron on transfer paper…I know I must have it in there somewhere…

  2. tracy_a says:

    What a lovely idea. I know a little boy and girl going on their first airplane trip – this might be a nice thing to have on the redeye!

  3. Emilie says:

    Love those! I wish I knew how to do that copy-print-transfer business since I have a really old nursery rhymes book that I would like to use in this way (or something similar). Not to mention the illustrations in Lois Lenski’s The big book of Mr. Small .

  4. van says:

    ahh talk about being in sync, im making a quilted pillow oh a house, would sure love to get these kids to join the fun! amazing illustrations.

  5. Kat says:

    I’m due to have a baby… any day now! :) Those would look adorable in the “babys room” otherwise known as the library. Thanks for offering them!

  6. Katie says:

    So cute! Love the vintage illustrations and fabric. I’ve got a brand new baby girl and my sister in law is due any day now with a little boy :).

  7. Beth G. says:

    They are such perfect little pillows. I’d love to stuff them up and find a place for them.
    I am also in clean out mode over here.

  8. Melissa says:

    So sweet! What a great idea for transferring cute pics too. There are so many wonderful illustrations in my kids’ books that I have wanted to tear out and use as art!

  9. Cynthia says:

    So darling! My daughter’s speech therapist just
    had a baby, these would make a perfect gift.

  10. heather says:

    So sweet. . . new niece or nephew coming to the family in September. . . stitching the big sister one of your elves to put on a holiday pillow to decorate her room. . . gotta do something with my fingers while I watch the kids at the beach:)

  11. Becky says:

    I love the illustrations but the sweet vintage side fabric is what really makes them. You have such a great eye for it! Thanks for offering them up

  12. kim says:

    Love these! In our 1940s Cape they would fit in just perfectly. My baby girls would absolutely love them! xoxox

  13. Myssie says:

    These are adorable! My daughter likes to “cuvah up beebies” and uncover and cover and uncover and cover…these poor babies are never able to drift off to sleep.

  14. kos says:

    Ah! These would be perfection in my “nursery”–corner of my bedroom. (I live in New York City.) I’m so excited! So cute.

  15. gina f. says:

    these are perfect!! i have a new baby so i am afraid i will be keeping them for myself. thanks for a chance to win!

  16. Jen says:

    They’d also be the great start of a cute child’s quilt — just the motivation someone (me) might need to get a project going.

  17. Susie says:

    Man, they are cute. I do need a new baby gift in about 4 weeks time. How could I have left it so late? Its not like I didn’t know how long I had! These would be perfect

  18. Katherine says:

    Oh man I hope it is not too late for the giveaway. Those are adorable. I’d love to be able to make them for either my 4 year old or my about to be any day now baby. I’m in the middle of making my daughter a quilt of the book readers stitchettes. Thanks so much for all of your wonderful designs.

  19. Laurie in Georgia says:

    Love them! And, I’m preggers with twins, a boy and a girl–how perfect is that? I’m just saying…

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