November 20, 2012

Sweet Little Gift (And making first pillows!)

A sweet reader from Germany sent me a package of goodies this week. When I opened the heavy box full of books, silhouette materials and delicious German candy and chocolate (which didn't last long enough to get a photo...) I confess my first thought was: "Whoa, this must have cost a fortune to ship!" haha.

I simply adored everything in the box, but I let out a super-squeal when I saw "Sewing School" by Andria Lisle and Amie Plumley. I've seen it in our local bookstore and thought Paige would love it. She did! She had a friend over yesterday and they picked out this project to do:

They wanted square pillows instead of round, so we improvised. Easiest project ever, and a great one for kids who have no sewing experience!

They loved picking out fabrics, trying to find the softest ones and pinning them together. I had to laugh at Paige's friend, Sarah who is as OCD as I am about matching her pins to her fabric. She was making a color pattern with them and was so disappointed when she ran out of purple too early. Girl after my own heart. :o)

 They are so proud of their finished projects! Paige's is a Christmas present for Daddy. (shhh!)

Thanks so much, Kari from Germany for this wonderful gift! I can't believe you would be so sweet. Paige and Sarah thank you, too! :o)

Have a great day, everyone!



  1. Hi there,
    you are so very welcome! I hope you'll get the other box with the machine very soon as well since I shipped them at the same time. I am so happy that you and Paige are able to use them! :-)
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. What a pretty dress has Paige! :)


  3. Can you please tell us the names of all the books? Thanks!

  4. que niñas más bonitas!! y vaya sorpresón de cajita no???
    Un besito!! :)

  5. Yeah Paige's dress took my attention too! very pretty!

    1. Thanks! I think it's a Walmart clearance from last year. :O) She loves to wear her fanciest dresses every day!


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