Recently my mom opened a little booth selling children's books and toys at The Plaid Peacock in Roanoke, TX. I contributed a few things to the shop, including these pillows made from Birch Organic's Fort Firefly fabric line.
I also made a couple of box cushions from foam and organic fabric inspired by Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. They'll be perfect for the story time sessions my mom will be holding at the shop!
I used this tutorial to make the envelope pillow cases and consulted this tutorial for the cushions (which I had used before to make piped window seat cushions).
I also made these cute stuffed giraffes using this pattern available on Etsy as a PDF download. They're the first stuffed toys I've ever made, but I think they turned out pretty well! For the fabric I just used scraps from my stash. I'm currently making some more out of a super-soft giraffe print minky fabric.
It's been fun sewing with bright colors and patterns for a change! And getting the fit right on a cushion is a lot easier than getting the fit right on a person...
Labels: children, cushions, finished project, home decor, pillows, toys