Well, I did a bit of weekend sewing, but much of it is for my TwitterB month even though that isn't until September (I just got an idea in my head and then I got over-excited and I couldn't help myself!).
The spate of July birthdays in my family and circle of friends includes my own, so instead of showing my sewing, I thought I'd share several of the fantastic gifts I received.
Firstly, my dad and stepmom gave me this staple gun! (I do ask for the weirdest things...) It's awesome!
I also received a giftcard to Joann's so I ran right out and used it and I found this sunny home dec remnant to re-cover my ironing board.
While I was in Minnesota dropping off my gifts, I also picked up several half yard cuts of home dec fabric.
I just don't know about those faces... but I'm sure they'll make an interesting tote bag for my mom!
I also found this yard remnant at Ikea (not home dec - just regular cotton) and made the beginnings of another Mendocino sundress. I have three other versions that are my summer uniform! Just have to get the straps right and then hem 'er up and she'll be good to go!
And finally, with a little shopping spree money I picked up this little number at Hancock Fabrics. It's a foam ottoman form (obviously, since that's what the little paper says there!). I have some sparkly red vinyl, like you might see in a diner booth or covering the stools cushions. I tried to take a photo, but my photo skills aren't great and capturing that fabric is really difficult! I may wait on this one till I can use my Juki though. I'm not sure my trusty old New Home is up to making vinyl piping.
Oh and finally (for real this time!), with another birthday gift, I was able to procure 13 more Prince Charming prints! Very excited about what might be done with them! Maybe a Garden Fence quilt or maybe I should start the Single Girl adventure...
Here's a peak at what I was working on. 157 pieces for 1 block to be revealed later this month!
On tap this week is whipping up a baptism gift for my goddaughter-to-be (whipping up because I may not get the fabric till Wed!) and finishing up a birthday gift for my niece. I also have to do a little brainstorming about what to make for my younger brother. Ah the conundrum of sewing for men continues.