Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Sunday, Monday, Happy Days ...

Yesterday was my wonderful sister in law Suzanne's birthday. To show her how much I love her, I made her these super-fun days of the week dish towels. I used some fabric from Moda's Wee Play line to spruce up some flour sack towels I found at good 'ole Wal Mart. The colorful binding and letters just make me happy!
I seriously think this is more effort than I have ever put into a birthday gift in my life! I managed to come just short of swearing off sewing completely by the time they were completed ... I had no idea sewing the letters on would prove to be such a difficult task!!! I made fabric cut-outs and fused them onto the flour sack material. Then, I satin stitched around them to keep them in place. They didn't look so small when I cut them out, but once I got to sewing, it was hard to maneuver around all the little curves and holes! I think next time (if there is a next time!) I'll up the font a bit and make it a little easier to sew.

Anyway, I think the end result was worth all that blood, sweat, and tears ... they came out just as cute as I had envisioned them in my head! Yay!

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