Monday, May 30, 2016

cat pics

Here are some pics of the cats.  I haven't posted pics of them for a while...

this is Sam.  He's the newest member of the family.this pic is the first picture I took of Sam.  He was so little.

  This of course is Tikki.  Mr. Grumpy LOL.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Pillows with zippers

I had gotten a crochet pillow kit and finishing it up kind of freaked me out.  It had a zipper that needed to go in it.  I had to supply the zipper myself, it was not in the kit.  But here is how I did it.

I sewed it in!  Yep all by hand.  It actually did not take me that long to do.

I lined it up and sewed in one side with the teeth just on the very edge of the crochet and then unzipped it and sewed the other side in the same way.

see you can barely see the zipper when it is closed.  By the way I couldn't find a zipper long enough in lavender so went with a cream color.  It doesn't show so no problem!

Here is the pillow.  It's beautiful.  I got the kit from Herrschner's.  The kit didn't come with the zipper or pillow form just the yarn and pattern.

and here is a better pic with more exact color of the pillow

this second photo is a little washed out but you can see the stitches.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Pillowcase embroidery ideas

I got a pair of pillowcases at an auction and just wanted to share how they were done.  These were homemade pillowcases in a lavender color with white rickrack sewn on. Here are a couple of pics.

As you can see there are three loops of rickrack across the front of the pillowcase.  The back was plain. In each of the loops there is a white circle and then the rickrack was applied with embroidery floss in a lazy daisy stitch. These are photos taken on my old phone so hopefully my new phone will take better pics.  I just love these pillowcases.  Someone spent some time on them and it shows.