Thursday, January 1, 2015

I thought I had posted this a few days ago!

Well, I made these 2 pillowcases for my friend for our monthly swap. She doesn't come to my blog, so its safe to show them. They should arrive to her house tomorrow. This was for our END OF DECEMBER swap. I read that Irish folk traditionally always made themselves new pillowcases at the start of the new year, to have somewhere to keep all of the money that would be coming to them. They would also eat green cabbage leaves which indicated all of the money they would prosper with in the coming year! So, since I am half Irish, I felt I could use this idea for her New Year surprise.  She loves cats and dogs, so I used matching fabrics, but one is cats, and one dogs, for each case.

These are folded in quarters, so they are really longer and wider, and fit standard sized pillows.

I will leave the cabbage cooking to her! Lol.

So then Emily came over the next day and found my left over dog and cat fabric, and she wanted a kitty pillow! She picked some lion material from Moms old stash for the cuff of her pillow because, she stated "Lions are cats, and they go together"! I thought this was good logic, so voila:
A new case for Ems! Now I feel Donovan needs the matching dog pillow from the left over of that. I just need to find him some cool fabric to use for the cuff and accent strip. Maybe tomorrow morning!


Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Adorable! I know my kiddos would love these, nice work - my friend!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I have looked for cat fabric like this for my MIL. She loves cats. Where did you find it? I could make her a couple of pillow cases. These are wonderful.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Julie,
Happy New Year.
Wonderful pillow cases. Neat fabric too. Great that you were able to use up the left over fabric.
Enjoy your Friday. We are cold here. Have not felt this cold in a very long while. Feels good.
Sending good wishes and blessings for 2015.

Julie said...

Thanks for the sweet comments! To answer your question Lisa.....I found it at a small sewing shop here locally. If you have any quilt shops you might have good luck there!

My Little Family: said...

What a cool tradition! I may have to do that next year.

Pudgeduck said...

Great job! I made one apron in my lifetime! Never wanted to learn to sew. You are so talented I'm trying to blog- just not happening... Keeping very busy though.

Deb said...

I think you friend is going to love the pillowcases the fabrics are really sweet.