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Lion Kimono in Progress

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I cut my new Echino fabric! Pictured is a future size 4T kimono. The tangerine linen is for the ties.

I am also making a size 4/5 dress and a scarf. I bought some copper (lightish brown) linen for the back of the scarf. I am not sure which colour to use for the dress neck and hem.

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Three packages came today! Fabric store reviews to come for Pink Chalk and Hawthorne Threads.

Fabric Haul

Last night I used my yard of Sweet Savannah in Turquoise by Etsuko Furuya to make covers for two pillows. The fabric is a linen cotton blend and much nicer than I expected from looking at the pictures  online. My first time making pillows and I decided to use the most fancy and expensive fabric I own. Craftastic!

When measuring I discovered I could do both pillows only if I did simple non removable covers. I guess I could have used zippers but company is coming today and I didn’t have any! I did the larger square pillow first by sewing the front and back piece together. For the rectangle pillow, I used one continuous piece because I was conveniently left with the (mostly) correct size.  I finally learn how to close up by hand with a hidden stitch! Now I will be able to finish the bindings on my quilts without visible stitches.

Here they are:

Echino Pillows

Echino Pillows

In the future I would probably use fuller pillow forms and work on getting the corners nice and square. Or maybe not, if I am fast crafting.

Work through the pain.

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