Friday, September 10, 2010

Lookie what I got! (and made! :D)

Yay!
 
I am so happy! I've been wanting a sewing machine for about a month now, and I finally got one! It's really nice! It's a Singer Athena, and it's perfect. I couldn't have asked for anything more! This was an early birthday present for me (My birthday isn't until November 11th lol) but I'm not complaining :D.

 
There is so much I can do and I just can't wait! I was going to do a different post tonight, but I got so carried away with my machine that I just lost track of time! I made 4 things tonight and I also watched that new movie; Marmaduke. It was so cute! A must see for the entire family!

Here is everything I made tonight..
3 pillows made from a quilt. (The quilt was actually made back in the 1930's. My good friend Teeter has a bunch of quilts that her deceased mother in law made, and she asked me if I would take one and make a bunch of pillows. I said sure! So she took 2 (That I had hand sewn a few days ago) and told me I could have the rest :)! Of course I asked a little history about them and found out they were made back in the early 1930's.)

Pillow 1-
  Front Side-
 
Back Side-
  
Pillow 2-
Front Side-
 
Back Side-
 
Pillow 3-
Front Side-
 
Back Side-

  And thats all of the pillows. And then I also made this silly bunny. I've officially named him Alfred :)
   
And thats all I've made so far, but I had a lot of fun! I'm sure I will be sharing lots of my creations with you as I make them! :)

All of these quilt pillows and Alfred are available to buy on my  Etsy shop.
Don't forget, if you do make a purchase from my Etsy shop you get an additional 15 entries into my $400.00 giveaway! :)


I can't wait to make more and share with all of you :D! And I think, I may do a giveaway of one of the quilt pillows if I get a good response from all of you :)

-Amanda T

7 comments:

  1. Very cool! I am a quilter myself, and it is nice to see older quilts that may have holes or problems being reused/remade into other things :) That pattern is commonly called an 8 pointed star, but like most quilt patterns, it has 2 or 3 names (names varied by the region)
    I really like how the stars are offset-it makes it interesting!
    Congrats on your new sewing machine!

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  3. Just tweeted your Harry contest- hey! you can make rat costumes now!!! If you have an old costume, take it apart and trace- then you have a pattern to make more :)
    (my typing sux- had a billion typos LOL!)

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  4. Alfred is so sweet! Happy sewing!

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  5. Lovely pillows! I'm a bit jealuos :> We have an old (antiquarian I could guess :D) sewing machine so it is really hard for me to handle it.

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  6. I can't sew for the life of me, but I really like your pillows.

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