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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Sunshine & Sewing

Yesterday I got back from a quick little jaunt down to Los Angeles for some sunshine and catching up with a college friend. It was a nice change of pace. A few of my favorite photos:

LA Mosaic

The full set of photos is available here.

In return for letting me stay at her place and showing me around the city, I whipped up a little wallet from the Bend the Rules Sewing book. Despite my love for the book, and the book's author, it is full of errors. Luckily, I thought to visit the flickr message boards to find some really good advice... like adding a half inch in width! (Make sure you do it!) Although the wallet turned out pretty well, there were a few little details I wasn't happy with. I'd totally make another one, but make a few changes to the pattern. For example, I felt like the length of the wallet was too long. When I folded it up I didn't like the resulting shape. Oh well.

No Cash Wallet

No Cash Wallet

Because I wasn't super completely happy with the end product, and because I'm a bit of a perfectionist... I decided to just sew up a few napkins with the left over material and gift those as well.

Napkins

Crumbs

Check out that monster cupcake from Crumbs.

4 comments:

a.marie said...

that wallet is so cute!

could i possibly get a pilliebee original? i can send you some monetary funds!

Jill said...

yes yes yes! we can work something out. start thinking about colors/patterns you like...

Wendy said...

Jill,
I am so jealous of your sun pictures! Lucky you. I think you should start an etsy store.

ashley said...

your pictures are great! i want to go to LA now. (I didn't think I'd ever say that.)