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27 September 2007

scrappy been there, done that

Here is the first project to be completed with the fabric strips. I sewed on a little rick-rack and ribbon to add a little texture.

I had in mind this orangish fringe trim for the edges of the pillow, some stuff I got at Tasha's pieced goods, the big warehouse on the frontage road in Springville- before it changed into an antique mall.
I got a lot of really wacky colored lace, rick-rack and assorted trimmings extremely cheap before they sadly phased out that part of the store.
I searched my sewing room and could not find the fringe in question. It turned up the next day, in another tub full of trims in my crawl space...my pre-sewing room organizational system leftovers. At least NOW I know I really do have some orange fringe, and I can find it put away in it's proper place from now on. So, this greenish trim found it's way onto the pillow. It makes it a bit fancier, just the sort of thing kids can't keep their hands off.

the orange trim in question...

3 comments:

steph said...

I love the scrappy pillow,so fun!

lex said...

I was looking around at church today and I noticed a lot of women have bags that have the same look as yours (yours are better of course). But it got me thinking that you could probably sell a ton here, especially now that it is "fall harvest festival" season!

H said...

Love the picture of the ribbons and trims ... mmmmm. Makes me think of my Oma Stella's ribbon drawer. She never threw anything out :)

I agree with Lex about your bags. While in SF I did some research, also thought about manufacturing/selling. Have a sample to show you. Fun hidden pocket.

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