Today is Star Wars Day. May the fourth be with you!!!
This weekend is a three-day weekend, so I don't have school today. Yay! My stepmother will be joining my dad in Las Vegas. My dad's there right now because of the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) conference.
I am in Florida for the rest of Spring Break. I have done several things, including go to the beach, visit Fort DeSoto, fly to Venice (Florida, not California or Italy), and see a musical (Bullets Over Broadway by Woody Allen). Really, the trip has been a lot of fun so far.
Image one: Flamingoes at Busch Gardens Tampa
Image two: A Kangaroo at Busch Gardens Tampa
Image Three: The view from Anamaria Island (with a seagull)
Image Four: The view from the airplane ride on the way to Tampa, Florida
A flannel pillowcase is essential in the winter. Here's how I made mine:
1. Cut a 34 1/2" by 40" piece of flannel.
2. Fold the piece of flannel in half lengthwise with right sides together, and pin.
3. Either zigzag or overlock the side opposite the fold, and the side opposite to the opening.
4. Turn the pillowcase right side out, fold the raw edges down one inch, and hem using a straight stitch.
I made many of these as presents for the people that have glasses or reading glasses in my family. Cut out the pattern, trace it onto some quilting cotton or apholstery fabric if you want a little more structure, pin the two pieces together bad sides out, then sew with a straight stitch. After sewing, test the case with your sunglasses or your glasses. Make adjustments if your sunglasses make it so that the case's seams don't look like they are about to pop.
This project is easier to make than the coaster! Cut a 11/2" long piece of ribbon, and a trapezoid shaped piece of fabric that's 8" on the left, right, and top side, and 11" long on the bottom. Then running stitch the ribbon to the top of the trapezoid, add pockets if you want to, and be done! This is meant for American Girl dolls.
This is super easy and fun to make! Cut two 3 3/4" by 3 3/4" squares of cotton. Whipstitch the edges, and you're done, unless you want to embroider something on it. I'd recommend that you embroider before you start making a seam. Put it under a cold glass of something, and now you won't have to worry about those little water rings on your wooden items!