Welcome Cushion

I’ve been on a mission to update my plain entryway which is really just a corner and wall behind the door. This is part of that decorating project – a little cushion that says “welcome” to brighten up the linen seat of a metal bench.

Cut on the Cricut with heat transfer vinyl and stuffed with organic cotton batting because I’ve somehow managed to become allergic to the polyester filler I had. Stitched closed because I don’t anticipate having to ever wash it (fingers crossed). I did this patchwork piece over 2 years ago without any real plans for it. Good thing I’m a pack rat because it made this project nice and easy.

Cinnamon Roll Plush

Thinking of the perfect gift is always satisfying.

My son and his girlfriend are big cinnamon roll fans. When I thought about getting them cinnamon roll plush toys I knew it would be perfect. But searching around on the internet for the perfect gift doesn’t always yield positive results so I decided a little late in December to try my hand at making them. First step, getting a fleece blanket with bread color on one side and fluffy white frosting on the other. Amazon to the rescue!

I’m not a big fan of hand stitching, but this project required it. A lot of it. I made 2 sample rolls before I worked out the kinks and made a 3rd and 4th to give as gifts. I love the way they turned out and I think they will too.

Bunting!

The walls in my sewing room are white and there is quite a bit of wall space that’s blank. It needed something and I have an over abundance of fabric. A little bunting made the entire room a little happier.

Masks, masks, masks.

It seems like everyone who sews is making masks right now. I resisted as long as I could because

1) I have masks. I’ve been wearing masks for chemical smells for several years now,

2) If everyone else is making masks, then I don’t need to. There are plenty of places for people to get them, and

3) Because I wear masks, I know how difficult it is for them to fit properly and there is no one pattern that is one size fits all.

BUT, I caved and made one for my mom (which she won’t wear because even thought I followed a pattern, it doesn’t fit correctly). That was disappointing.

I tried again and made a couple for my godchildren. The experience of bringing them their masks was completely delightful. They put them on right away. Little A said, “Are those rockets? This is my FAVORITE MASK!”

Leave it to children to love the weird gifts you give them! ❤️

The last mask I made was for my husband since he’s going to be working in the nursery at church tomorrow. Knowing how much I like patterns and prints, he requested a solid color. 😭 I put some flexible wire across the top so it will fit snugly over his nose and he likes it!

That’s us waiting for takeout from our favorite restaurant. Super glad this place has opened back up!

Not sure if we’ll ever stop having masks as normal part of our lives. This virus has changed so much about how we live our lives. In the mean time I hope you all are staying safe and healthy!

God bless,
Linda