Saturday, April 30, 2011

Items of Business

Saturday, April 30, 2011
I know I totally missed "Theme"-day Thursday this week. (and last week too- it really is a good thing there aren't any blogging police, I'd totally be busted.) :)  I hope you can forgive me.  It's not that I haven't been working on stuff.  I promise you I have, and I have a really fun announcement to make next week, along with some fun projects to reveal.
I recently won a give away (I know, right? I keep winning stuff, but where's my Silhouette? ;) ) from Kami at NoBiggie for some Elmer's craft supplies.  Part of the give away is that you have to make something with the supplies and post it, so that's what I'm working on today.  Along with bags, a guest post somewhere else- it's a surprise- and well, my house- it's a wreck.
But, I wanted to take a second and feature this: 
One of my readers, Amy from Sitting at our Kitchen Table, made this skirt for her daughter's birthday.  I LOVE the fabrics (I think I have some stashed somewhere) and she commented that she thinks it looks like a cupcake- I agree.  Darling!  Not only is this a wonderful accomplishment for Amy, but for me as well.  This is the first piece of clothing I have ever designed and created a pattern for.  So, I'm pretty proud that it works. :)
Really lovely job Amy, Thanks for sharing it with me.
Well, I'm off to get my house picked up, grocery shopping done, and oh yeah, some crafting. ;)  What are you up to this weekend?
xoxo,
Amy

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April Point of View Features

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
I am really ready for spring.  I mean, REALLY ready.  It won't stop storming, blowing and being cold here!  I'm ready for warm, gentle breezes and sunshine.  So, the Point of View Spring theme came just in time.  And let me tell you, the links did not disappoint!  There were some really amazing projects linked up, so if you didn't have a chance to check them out- head on over here.
And now, it's my turn to share with you a couple of my favorite projects:
The first project is this darling framed flower art.  Leanne from Organize and Decorate Everything creates new objects to hang from the wire each season- but I have to say, I think these bright cheerful flowers are some of my favorites!
The quote on this plate is what is getting me through the snow right now. (yes, it's snowing right outside my window right this very minute!)  Valerie from Occasionally Crafty created just the right piece to remind me to hope for spring, even when it seems like it's a long time coming. :)

I really hope you are enjoying our Point of View projects.  I have been having a blast stretching my creativity and thinking outside of the normal range of  projects I usually do.  I hope you'll join us next month when we collaborate again!
xoxo,
Amy
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wallet Tutorial

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


You may have seen this post when I was a guest over on Less Cake {more Frosting} a while ago.  I decided it was finally time to re-post it over here.  These little wallets are perfect for birthdays- just put a gift card or a little cash-ola and you've got one happy birthday!  Or they work great for those who like to pretend they have money (and I don't mean your over-extended neighbor) like my 2 year old, who loves to use the fake credit cards you get in the mail.  So, let's make our own:

First we will need to cut our fabric, you don't need much for these cute little guys. One fat quarter will get you 2-3 wallets if you want it all the same fabric.
Cut two pieces 4 1/2 inches by 8 3/4 inches from your fabric. They can be the same, or different fabrics. Cut two pieces the same size from interfacing. {I used Pellon Craft-fuse}
Cut two pieces 4 1/2 inches by 3 inches from your fabric- these will make the bill pocket.
Cut one piece of interfacing 4 1/2" X 3".
Following the instructions on your interfacing, fuse the interfacing to the fabric.
You will also need a 1 1/2" piece of hook and loop tape- the sew in kind.

Now we're going to get all our pieces ready.
1. Sew the soft side of the hook and loop to one end of the fabric that will be the lining, 1/2" from the edge.
2. Sew the scratchy side of the hook and loop to one of the 3" pieces (the outside fabric) 1/2" from edge.
3. Embellish the front of your wallet if desired.







Take the two small pocket pieces and line them up, right sides facing. Sew along the top and bottom seam using a 1/4" seam allowance. Turn right side out and press both seams. Edge Stitch along the edge closest to the hook and loop tape.








Line up the pocket on the outside body fabric 3/4 inches from edge. Sew along the opposite edge. {please note position and orientation in the photo}











 Now place the lining fabric on top of the outside fabric, right sides together. The pieces of hook and loop tape should be on opposite ends of the wallet. Stitch around all sides using a 1/4" seam allowance, leaving an opening for turning on one of the short ends. Clip corners, turn right side out and press. Make sure to press under the edges of the opening so they will be even when sewn shut. Edge stitch the short end that will be at the top of the pocket.



Fold up the pocket so it is now the bottom edge of the wallet, press.












Stitch around the three unfolded sides of the wallet, this will secure the pocket and edge stitch all remaining seams. Fold over the top of the wallet so the hook and loop lines up and press the fold.









You now have a super useful wallet that will keep your change secure while still holding your bills. Perfect for kiddos with lots of cash,or other treasures.
XOXO,
Amy
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Monday, April 25, 2011

I means "I love you!"

Monday, April 25, 2011
The other day I was busy working on a project, and the kids were having fun playing with blocks.  My youngest son came into the kitchen and said, "Here, mom, this is for you."  I asked him what it was for, and he said "it's an I, I is for I love you!"  He wanted me to take a picture so I would always remember what it meant.  He is such a sweetheart.  When I tuck him into bed at night he asks me to pinky swear that we will love each other forever.  It's not hard to agree to such a promise.
I worry about how our culture frowns on such sensitivity in boys and how, even though we love them when they're sweet little boys, we usually ask them to grow up into tough and guarded men.  Why do we tell our sons that "boys don't cry" and to "get tough"?  We fear for our sons if they are perceived as weak, but I wonder how much would change if we learned to embrace strengths other than physical ones?  My boy has a strong heart- full of love and kindness for other people.  He teases and torments his little sister, but he is also the first one to try to cheer her up if she's sad.  If I embrace his empathy and his inclination to help and serve- and stop asking him to "get tough" I think he'll become an amazing man.
I would love to hear your perspectives on raising children, embracing who they are and fighting against long held stereotypes and unrealistic expectations.
I'm off to go work on raising my children. ;)
xoxo,
Amy
p.s. Hope everyone had a Wonderful Easter Weekend!  Happy Monday.

Friday, April 22, 2011

April Point of View- Spring!

Friday, April 22, 2011
It's here!  Our April Point of View!  I am so excited about these projects.  Aren't they amazing?  I hope you'll take a few minutes and go check out your favorites.  To make it easy, here are all the links:
1.  Michelle at A Little Tipsy
2. Camilla from Rosy Red Buttons
3. Gwen from Gwenny Penny
4. Stacy who is Not Just a Housewife
5. Jonie from Just Between Friends
6. Me- and well, you're already here! :)
The link party this month is over at Michelle's blog, so when you're finished reading my tute- go over and link up your own spring projects!

Now, on to the tute for these gorgeous flower balls:
I'll admit that for some reason the theme of "Spring" was REALLY hard for me.  Maybe it was too broad, maybe it was because I was trying to come up with an idea that WASN'T a pillow, maybe it was just a plain old slump.  Whatever it was, I was struggling.  I had finally purchased these candlesticks from IKEA- (been waiting forever!!) and I knew I didn't want candles on them- go figure.  I had the styrofoam balls from another (failed) project and knew I wanted to cover them somehow.  First I started making paper roses.  Well, if you follow me on Facebook, you'll know how that turned out. (not well)  So, I pulled the flowers off and started over.  It was my sister's suggestion to use this method for covering the flowers- so Thank you, Karen!  Love you!
Ready to cover your own?  Here's what you'll need.
A Styrofoam ball- I used a 3" and a 4" (approx. I've had them a while so I'm not sure exactly)- you will want them approx 1-2" smaller than your desired finished ball.  You will also need pins (lots and lots of them) and fabric- I used about 1 yard per flower.  It's a lot.






The next thing you will want to do is cut your fabric into flowers.  For the yellow ball, I cut the fabric into 4" strips (I was not really exact) folded it over and over until it was approx. square and cut out a five petal flower from all the layers at once.  For the purple flower the strips were about 2"- the repeat the same process.  You don't need them to be exact or perfectly cut, this flower is really forgiving.  Repeat for ALL the fabric- yes, it's a lot.




 
Now, take one flower, fold it in half, then in half again.
Now take a pin and push it through the end of the flower at the point.  Make sure to grab all four layers of fabric as you do this. (It won't matter what kind of pins you use since they won't be seen, but I would suggest using the plain silver pins, just because they hide easier)




Push the pin into the styrofoam ball.  Alternate the direction the flower is going to give the flower more lift and fullness.  (And obviously I would recommend NOT using a black styrofoam ball.)

Repeat a million times (it will feel like it) until the ball is as full as you would like.  You will probably not need to pin them as close as you will be tempted to.  Space them as far apart as you can, while still maintaining the desired fullness you want.  I thought it would only take me an hour or so to finish these, and I probably spent 3 1/2- 4 hours on the pair.  But, as you can see, it was Oh, so Worth It!!
Isn't that gorgeous?  Yum!  I smile every time I walk by these.  
So, what's your point of view on spring?  Do you like bright and fluffy, or calm and nature-y, or soft and pastel?  Come link up and let your point of view be heard!
xoxo,
Amy
Linked up to Tatertots and Jello Weekend Wrap up party and to 504 Main's Tickled Pink Party 
And to Today's Creative Blog Get your Craft on
  Tip Junkie handmade projects

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Fresh Start

Thursday, April 21, 2011
I know that starting over is usually reserved for New Year's and birthdays.  Right now, though, I feel a need to regain control over my schedule.  Many, many days I find myself sucked into the computer and all the things I need/want to do on it.  I ignore my unmade bed, my messy kitchen and the dust ever accumulating on every surface in my home.
This is not how I want to live.  I want my home to be functional, to smell nice and to be a place where people enjoy being.  So, I'm giving my schedule a Fresh Start.  I've written down the jobs that need to be done in my home on a regular basis.  I've put them on a spreadsheet and printed it out.  I've written down a schedule to follow daily and weekly.  I'm going to set timers when I use the computer to keep me from getting sucked into the abyss of fantastic ideas.  And I'm going to write to do lists for every day- to keep on track with my highest priorities.
This all sounds simple and obvious, but for me it was a revelation.  Yesterday I was spiraling out of control and my wise sister told me to just stop.  To get off the crazy roller coaster and to just be present with my children for a while.  It worked!  I realized that with all the exciting things going on with my blog and my business I had lost sight for a moment of what I truly love- and it's so nice to have it back.
I am happy to report that my sink is empty, the sheets on the bed are being washed, I am showered, dressed and hair and make up done.  I have played and snuggled with my youngest children and now I'm ready to get to work on products for my new shop.
If you feel your life has gotten off track- Stop, Get off, Readjust your direction, and Start Over.  Even if it's not January 1st.  You have my permission. ;)
xoxo,
Amy
p.s. You can find the tutorial on how I make my covered clipboards here on my blog, and I am also guest posting today with the same tutorial over at I'm Topsy Turvy- if you haven't already- you should go check out Ashlee's cakes- she's amazing!!

A Winner, A Reminder and some Pictures

The first item of business for today is the winner of the Blog Conference Tote Bag.  Random.org picked number 29 who is The Answer is Chocolate!  Congrats Carol, shoot me off an e-mail!!
Thank you to every one who entered!  I'm so grateful for all your support!  And keep your eyes open for more give aways in the future- there's some fun stuff coming. :)

Next up is a reminder about Point of View.  We are revealing our April projects focused on the theme "Spring"!  Don't forget there's a linky party where you too can showcase your favorite spring posts!  And all six of us will have feature posts from the party next week- so come party with us!


I got an e-mail a while ago from someone who had seen my blocks and wondered if they were for sale.  She ordered a set and was so kind to send me these pictures of how she used them on her mantel.  Cynthia's decorations are so cute, don't you think?  I'm totally loving the bunny banner she used- so fun!  Thank you Cynthia for the pictures- they make me really happy.
I'll be back a little later with today's Thursday "Theme"-day post, so stay tuned. :)
xoxo,
Amy

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Small totes

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
I kind of thought the subtitle of this post should be "Just so you don't think I'm not working on something".
I actually sell a lot of the things I make.  Remember the St. Patrick's day blocks and Leprechauns?  Well, there were 8 sets made of The Easter blocks and bunnies- and all but one set are sold/spoken for.
And then, my cute neighbor asked me to make her a couple of my smaller totes for two of her girls for Easter.  (They are the brown ones in the picture)  I of course am delighted to be so busy.  It certainly makes it easier to buy new crafting goodies/ fabric/ etc. when there's money coming in.  :)  {which, btw is why I started selling stuff in the first place, so I could feed the habit. ;)}
The downside is that sometimes I get so busy, the new and interesting projects that make blogs fun get put on the back burner.  So, that's where I am right now.  Between Creative Estates, spring break last week and the production stuff, I got nothing.  I'm working on some things, but it will be a day or two before they're ready- so hang tight!







In the mean time, I've been working on my staging of photos.  I'd love any constructive and gentle critiques of these pics.  What do you like/ don't like/ think I could change to show them off better?  I'm also working {for reals this time} on opening my Etsy shop, and will be cranking out the tote bags in serious factory fashion for the next few weeks.  You'll get all the inside information if you come around- so please keep coming back!

And, since this has turned into a completely random post- I just have to stop and say THANK YOU!!  You are all amazing.  And seriously, I love every single one of you!  I am just thrilled to have so many followers and so many awesome comments and I simply think you are all the best people on the planet.  Please know that you contribute greatly to my happiness and joy in life and I truly appreciate and don't take for granted your participation on my blog- and know I'm working hard to return the favor!
xoxo,
Amy
p.s. if you haven't already, enter for the Blog Conference Tote bag give away here! It ends tomorrow.
Linked up to Show and Tell with Blue Cricket Design

Monday, April 18, 2011

Enjoy the moments, "Mom"-day

Monday, April 18, 2011

Last week I was busy trying to get some projects taken care of.  I can't remember exactly what I was doing, but I do remember that it was a little too quiet- the quiet every mom dreads.  :)  I came upstairs to find this.  That's not food on her face, it's my lipstick.  It was everywhere, on her clothes, on the counter and all over my orange Blossom Bag that almost cost me my love of sewing!
I was more than a little upset.  Especially about the purse since I had spent so much energy on it.  But- like any good blogging mother- I stopped to take pictures before I cleaned the mess up.  I knew that in a few hours {or days} I would think it was funny, or at least cute, or maybe just amusing to tell other people.
It's moments like this when I really try to remember that these days are fleeting, that pretty soon this little mischief maker will be off to school and I'll be left to my own devices to figure out for myself what to do with my time.   Right now I am in the throes of little people, working on the most important project of my life.  There are times when I am overwhelmed with the challenge of it all.  Times I am sure that I am failing every single one of them.  Times when I am not sure I can pick up one more mess, clean one more dirty bum, stop one more argument.
And then I read posts like this one by Suzanne, a mother who is further along in her adventure of mothering, and I am reminded of the transience of this period of time.  I am trying to hold on to these days, to treasure up these moments because I don't want to turn around and find out that I missed the very best time of my life.  I know that each stage of life holds wonderful rewards and treasures, but I am sure nothing can compare to the sticky hug of your very own two-year-old when she says "I love you, mom".  These are the moments of my life I hope to never forget, even the lipstick covered ones.
xoxo,
Amy
I would like to challenge you to take a few minutes today and write down a memory or two of your life, as it is right now.  I promise there will be many who thank you later.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Lessons I learned from Creative Estates

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Me and Kara

Amy and I

panel discussion with Amy, Jen, Cindy and Kim
I'm sure you've seen a lot of blog posts popping up about Creative Estates.  Lots of pictures showing lots of fun.  It was most definitely a lot of fun.  But I'm not here to rub it in if you weren't able to go.  I'm here to share with you a few of the things I learned from my experience.  And, since there are so many posts, I'm not going to share much of what I learned from the panels, but more of what I learned as a person and a blogger.

Don't think I'm a heretic but I'm here to tell you that YOU are in control of your blog and your blogging experience.  There are many things you can do to promote your blog and increase your influence in the world of social media.  You can facebook, tweet, use pinterest, stumble upon, linkedin, and I'm sure there are more out there already and tomorrow there will probably be another next BIG thing.  You can do any or all of them, but the choice is up to you.  You don't HAVE to do anything.  Think about your goals, your priorities, your circumstances and DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU.  After all the whining I have done on my blog, to my husband and friends, I have finally realized that where my blog is at is because of the choices I have made to limit how much time I am willing to expend on it, and I am OK with that.  I have chosen to take it slowly and look at the time I'm spending right now as laying the groundwork for the time in the future when I will have more time to commit to my blog.  There are no blogging police who will come and expose you for not doing EVERYTHING you COULD do.  Sorry for all the caps, but I feel very strongly about this.  Can you tell?

The next thing I have learned is that the reason I love blogging is because I love people.  And the people are amazing.  They are generous, giving and kind.  But, they are also just People.  The blogs you admire, the projects you drool over, the photos that make you swoon.  It's easy to put people up on pedestals and imagine their lives filled with perfect lighting and ample time to do everything you only dream about doing.  But the reality is that they are just women trying their best to balance all the parts of their lives that they love.  Trying to be good moms, trying to be good homemakers, trying to be bloggers and trying to exert their influence on the world.  And sometimes they rock at it, and sometimes they flounder.  Just like you and me.  So be kind to yourself, and be kind to the real people behind the blogs you admire.  Let's all give ourselves a little more wiggle room. :)
The final thing I learned is really personal.  I won't bore you with all the back story, but the biggest thing I learned is to believe in ME.  Char said something to me in the hallway, in just a passing conversation that completely changed my life.  Something that wasn't a big deal to her I'm sure, but profoundly changed the way I thought about myself and my blog.  She said something kind and encouraging.  And she was sincere about it.  So, if you see something you love, if you are impressed with the things people are doing- tell them.  Spread the love.  You don't know how many lives you might change.
So, sorry about not giving you the nitty gritty about what I learned from Creative Estates.  Jamielyn from I {heart} naptime had a great post summing up everything I wanted to tell you from the panel on Saturday, so go check it out.  The time I spent at Creative Estates changed my life.  In all the best ways possible- and in ways I never would have imagined.  All the worrying I did, all the stress I put myself through- it was all worth it to get to this moment in time when I know that I am a valuable person with things to share.  And I am so grateful.

I hope you will make plans to come next year if at all possible- it's going to be in my neck of the woods and I can't wait to plan some fantastic things.
xoxo,
Amy

p.s. As a follow up- I managed to give away at least 50 of my business cards.  I'm really proud of myself. :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Blog Conference Tote Bag

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
You all gave me permission to make myself a new bag for the Creative Estates blogging conference.  But, I may have gone just a little overboard! :)
I found this gorgeous fabric at Wal-mart- yes you read that right, Wal-mart!!  And since it was not all that expensive I bought both color-ways of the canvas and both accent fabrics as well.  So, I made my bag- extra large since it costs money to check luggage now days and I wanted to have room to bring things home.  And I had fabric left over.  So I kept making things.  A notebook cover, a wallet, a business card holder (not pictured) a small notebook cover (not pictured), and three zippered pouches.  By the time I was done, I was a little Too coordinated.  But it was fun. :)
 This is the wallet I made.  I love this flower accent- it's easy and it's flat which keeps me from having to worry about it getting smashed. :)
These are the two zippered pouches.  I know you're all anxiously waiting for the answer to the sharp corner question, but I'm sorry to say I'm not there yet.  I will give you a heads up on what I've learned so far in an upcoming post, but quite frankly, when I do get the corners square- I like the look of the slightly angled corners better.  Hmmm.  We'll talk about it all soon.
This is the flower I made for the tote bag.  I just sort of cut out random + shaped pieces at varying sizes, singed the edges and glued them together.  No pattern, just kind of organic.  I love how it looks. 
And the final shot is my Little Miss with the pouch she allocated for herself.  I used it on the trip to hold all the business cards I received, my business card holder and my little notebook where I kept notes on who I met where so I would remember them better.  I'm so glad I did that because my brain is fried. 
I do make these bags to sell, but I have not had time to put them in an Etsy shop yet, so if you are interested, leave a comment or send me an e-mail and I'll be in touch about pricing and shipping.
I'll be back tomorrow with some lessons learned from my first-ever blogging conference.
* Edited to add- I've decided to give this tote bag away.  I owe you guys one big HUGE thank you for all your love and support!  So, even though I used it for the weekend- one lucky reader will soon become overly coordinated herself. ;) The give away will include the tote bag, notebook cover, wallet and small zippered pouch.
To enter:
1. Leave a comment- you must be a follower of my blog, since this is a reader appreciation give away. (new followers are welcome)
2.  For an additional entry- Like my facebook page, come back and leave a comment.
The give away will be open until next Wednesday April 20th!  Good luck. :)
xoxo,
Amy
Linked up to Show and Tell with Blue Cricket Designs, and Show off your Stuff party with Fireflies and Jellybeans

Monday, April 11, 2011

It's good to be missed

Monday, April 11, 2011
I learned a valuable lesson this weekend (one of many actually).  But one big lesson I learned is that it's good to be missed by your children.  And it's good to miss your children once in a while.
After 4 days of nothing but women, stories, laughter, advice that made my head spin, food and late nights, I came home to this sign.  And it was a good feeling.  At one point in the evening I had all four of my children snuggled up on my lap or tucked right under my arms, and it was bliss! 
I'm learning that to keep that perspective- that being smothered by children is indeed wonderful- I need to step away on occasion, because when you're right in the middle of things for a while, you begin to lose the big picture.  Doing the dishes, washing laundry, changing diapers quickly become a chore, but regaining the understanding that they are all acts of love and service to my family, that show them how much I love and appreciate them flooded back to me after this weekend away.  I guess I need to do it more often. ;)
I'll be sharing bits and pieces of everything I learned this weekend in another post.  But for this mom-day, I wanted to keep it simple.
 I missed my children.  And that was a good thing. :)

xoxo,
Amy

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Bunny Hop Pillow

Saturday, April 9, 2011


If you clicked over when I showed you I was guest posting at The Idea Room, you will have already seen this, but in case you didn't (I know we're all busy, right?) Here is my latest pillow:

The Bunny Hop Pillow tutorial


Okay, I have to admit to being a teensy bit thrilled with how the color combination turned out! Sometimes I get lucky. :)

So, on to the tutorial part. This pillow uses a reverse applique technique as well as some strip work piecing (just a bit). It's fancy enough that it looks really complicated, but in reality it's not very hard. The measurements I am giving are for a 17" X 17" pillow form, if yours is a different size, you will need to adjust accordingly.

You will need to cut five strips of the white fabric (mine was a bottom weight fabric- no idea what that means- it was a remnant I found at Joann's, but it has a good weight to it, almost as thick as canvas but not so stiff.). The first strip will be 6" X 18" (this is where the bunnies will go), then you will need 2 strips 1 1/2" X 18" (these are the strips between the bunnies and the patchwork strip) and then 2 more strips cut at 5" X 18" (the top and bottom pieces). Next you will need your accent fabric. Cut one piece of each color in a rectangle approx. 4" X 5" (or generously larger than your bunny shape). All seam allowances will be 1/4" unless stated otherwise.


The second step after cutting is preparing the bunny strip. I took my bunny shape (I traced a cookie cutter for my template- click here if you would like a copy) and traced and cut it out 4 times onto paper to make templates. (trace once, cut four layers at the same time) Then I arranged them on the right side of my center strip. I am not a measure exactly kind of person- so I just eyeballed the placement. You might want to be more precise. :) Pin the templates in place and *lightly* trace with a pencil.




Pin your accent fabric behind the first bunny. (this is a mock up of this step- ignore the size of the white fabric. ;) )


Using the traced line as a template sew around the shape 1/4" away from the line (sew to the outside of the traced line. In this photo I have my 1/4" foot on my machine to help with this step, but it's not necessary.)
Using a pair of sharp scissors cut through the top layer (be careful on this step) just on the outside of the traced line. It is more important to cut accurately than it is to sew accurately around the bunnies.

Repeat this step for the remaining bunnies.

Now it is time to make the patchwork strip. Cut strips of your accent fabrics at varying widths. Mine ranged from 1" to 2 1/2" by about 4" long. Sew the strips together along the long sides, with right sides together, varying the placement of the colors, until you have a strip at least 18" long. Press all the seams to one side. Trim one long edge so it's even, then cut 2 strips 1 1/2" wide by 18" long.

Now we're ready to assemble the pillow front. Take your small white strips and sew them to the top and bottom of the bunny panel. Press the seam allowance away from the bunny panel. Pin and sew the patchwork strips to the small white strips. Press seam allowance toward the small white strip. Finally, sew the larger white strips to the patchwork strips. Press seam allowance toward the white strip. Your pillow front is complete!

Finish the pillow any way you prefer and enjoy!

I hope you enjoy this little splash of Easter fun!

xoxo,

Amy
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