Monday, November 7, 2011

Sensational Sewing Challenge #4 - Something Useful!!!

Hello everyone!  Welcome back to another sewing challenge here at Beautiful Girlhood!  This month’s theme is ‘Something Useful’!  So you can make anything that is useful to you in any way!  My example is a small ‘Tooth Fairy Pillow’ for Beth.  Beth, age seven, is losing teeth (and becoming quite rich as we get a small amount of money for each tooth we lose), so I decided she needed something other than a shoe to put her tooth in while it sits and waits for the tooth fairy, (Daddy. Ha!) to come and collect it.

I learnt to do chain stitch while making this pillow.  Beth’s name is embroidered onto a piece of white felt with chain stitch and I used blanket stitch to attach the heart to the pillow.  Everything on this pillow is handsewn – I didn’t use the machine at all!!  It was so therapeutic sewing up this little pillow and with some help from Mommy, it didn’t take long to make at all!

I saw a picture of this ‘tooth fairy pillow’ on one of my Mother’s (many) bookmarked pages.  Together, Mom and I figured out how to make it.

Now it is YOUR turn to show me what you’ve made! Remember, it can be a very simple project or an intensive week-long project – you decide! Mine didn’t take long at all, but I learnt how to do something new. Sensational Sewing Challenge is aimed to encourage others, new and old to sewing, to make and do new things, showing off their projects as they go along! So if you would like to participate in Sensational Sewing Challenge – ‘Something Useful’, then read the following guidelines before linking up with Inlinkz!!!

You can enter using your blog, or if you don’t have a blog of your own, then you are more than welcome to email your entry to me!

Create a new post (no back-linking allowed!) on your blog with at least one photograph of your finished product.
Email me your entry to me with also at least one photograph of the finished product. I will enter it on your behalf, so make sure you come back and check out your entry!

Make sure you also acknowledge where you got your pattern or inspiration from.

Please link back to Beautiful Girlhood so that others may enter too, or use my sewing challenge button in your post. (Email entries don’t apply)

You may enter as many times as you like, but with a different project each time!

Leave your entry with Inlinkz below – please note that you must leave a direct link to your blog post so that I can find it easily and leave you some love!!

Leave a comment on a few entries around yours, everybody loves comments!

You are more than welcome to have a little help with your sewing (my mom helps me a lot)! This challenge is open to anyone of any age!

Sensational Sewing Challenge – ‘Something Useful' closes on the 31st of November, 2011
Have a wonderful month ahead,

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Hi Kelly here is my link (sorry for being late)

Love Nancy