Friday, February 3, 2012

Pickles and the Elfies

I had hoped to have this embroidered Elfies pillow finished in time for Christmas, but since I didn't work on it, it didn't get done. I guess sometimes you have to do more than hope. Huh. Who knew? The pattern is from Jenny Harris who has the cutest blog for when you need a dose of bright and cheerful.

Elfies Pillow

Here is Pickles, whose name obviously isn't really Pickles, but it's what I call her. Other people call her Macy. When Pickles was little she always asked why I called her Honey, Sugar, Pumpkin, Cupcake or Cookie. I told her that they were sweet, just like her. Ok maybe pumpkins aren't terribly sweet, but well, she was chubby like a pumpkin. So after much discussion, it was decided I should call her Pickles, because she liked pickles better than any of those things. So, Pickles she is!

New Apron!

Pickles now has a new apron, made from a Heather Bailey pattern with Children at Play  fabric. The pattern is for adults, so it's not quite a perfect fit for a ten year old, but she is really pleased with it. She wore it to school the day after it was finished so she could show it off. I now have two orders from teachers to make them their own!

I'm linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday  
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13 comments:

  1. that pillow cover is adorable! and pickles looks wonderful in her new apron.

    thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

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  2. Great apron. Isn't it great when your kids like what you make!

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  3. The pillow is so cute! And Pickles looks very HAPPY with her new beautiful apron :o) The upside is she can grow into it, girls that age shoot up so fast!!!!!

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  4. I have a love-hate relationship with that Heather Bailey pattern! I've made it a few times now, and there's something aabout the band that joins the bodice and skirt that drives me insane!
    I keep going back for more though because it turns out so darn cute - yours is just adorable!

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  5. Adorable pillow and super-cute apron! Pickles is a little cutie, too! When I was her age, I could eat an insane amount of pickles! I don't eat them often now, but I have a daughter who lives the legacy. :-) Thanks for sharing your projects!

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  6. Such cute projects this week!

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  7. Aww. What a cute pillow and apron. Beautifully done. :0)

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  8. That pillow is so cute! I love that red/aqua color combination. And the apron (and apron model!) are adorable. You've had a productive week! :o)

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  9. Wow your new pillow is awesome and the stitchery is supercute ;-)) Good work!!
    Macy apron is very cute too.. ( lovely girl!! Be sure to tell her that.. I also call my girls different odd things and they seems not to mind even though they are 18 and 22 ;-)) )

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  10. Pickles and her apron are too cute! I had to comment because my mom's nickname as a child was Picklepuss. Pickles made me smile and think of mom.

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  11. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who didn't finish her Christmas project. Love the pillow.
    Super fun apron! I'm not surprised at all that you are getting requests for more. :)

    ~Michelle

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  12. She is precious! I LOVE that she beats to her own drum and wore her apron to school! It looks great! Congrats on the orders...

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  13. Cute apron...I bet it will get a load of use!

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