Saturday, February 12, 2011

Pink Saturday and Valentines

Happy Valentine's Day to you all. I love celebrating any holiday but usually skip over this one because of Mardi Gras. Since Fat Tuesday is so late this year, it gives me time to do a little bit for my Valentines!

I decided to make each of my grands a pillowcase. I used the darling Valentine fabric I won a few weeks ago from Freda for Georgia and Avery and bought some dinosaur fabric for Gabe. For the girls I added some machine embroidery and pieced the top together.  I just use an old pillowcase for measuring the 2 large ones and just made a pillow myself for the small one.

It's the first time I've tried writing freehand with my sewing machine and it was such fun. I know I'll be doing it again soon! I'm also having a little Valentine tea party Sunday evening. I'll post those pics next weekend if not sooner.

I also wanted to link to a new blog that I've been enjoying. Sandy, aka Doris the Great, is really funny and thrifty.

Hope y'all all have a wonderful weekend and great Valentine's Day. Hope on over to visit some other pink lovers at Beverly's, How Sweet the Sound. You'll be glad you did!


Jeri ~ said...

Such pretty pillowcases - your grandchildren will love them!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I love LOVE! Particularly when it is pink.

Happy hearts day to you and yours.

Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

You did such a fun project with this fabric!

~ Gabriela ~

Kay Ellen said...

So cute!!
Happy PS and Valentines Day!!

Have a blessed weekend:))


Donnie said...

That's a sweet idea to give your grandchildren those cute pillowcases. I have never tried to stitch freehand on my machine. Might try it soon.

Susie Jefferson said...

I love this fabric, and I'm sure it will be treasured by your 'grands' - I bet they won't want to go to sleep, they'll be so excited.

Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment. Sorry I'm late, I was teaching yesterday (Saturday) and we've been out for Valentine's lunch today (Sunday) so only just started visiting! Happy Pink Weekend, and hugs from the UK.

jenclair said...

Love the pillowcases! What a great idea for a gift!

Cindy said...

That pc is darling!!!!! What a thing that they will treasure and enjoy. I so wish that I could so, and yeah, the free-hand stitching looks really cool!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Congratulations on being a featured pinkie this week! Pretty fabrics!


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I'm a stay at home mom of four adult children. I've always been interested in creating and have been sewing since I was a young girl. Everyone loves lagniappe. It's the little extra things in life that make it special, whether it's a sweet, sticky kiss from a child or a great cajun cup of coffee.