1.) Everyone gets an octopus! I've got nothing but yarn and time on my hands. Sam, Edie, Levi, and Rac's boys, keep your eyes peeled.
2.) This morning, to further my standing as your dullest and most obnoxious friend, I listened to a podcast all about the incorrectness of the phrase, "between you and I." And loved it. Because I clearly don't want to have friends again, ever.
3.) I've had this pink material for ages. Loads of it, in fact. And between you and me it's kind of tacky. Well, more cheap than tacky. It's this pink polyester that is not good for much but I have yards and yards of it. And it just so happens to match my new duvet perfectly. So I decided to make a pillow. Fact: I have not sewn a pillow since I was 12 and in home ec. And another fact: at once point in the semester I was failing home ec. Which seems outrageous now. Geometry, sure. But sewing and cooking? Alas, it's true. I think I pulled out a B by the end but it was close. I initially wanted to do some sort of shingled effect so I cut out a lot of circles. But once I started sewing them on they didn't have the look I wanted. So I decided to make ruffles instead by sewing the circles in a row
then sewing the ruffles on then sewing the actual pillow cover and tada:
one ruffled pillow.
So cute, right? It turned out way better than I imagined. I made it an envelope back (because I'm lazy and didn't want to put in a zipper or hand stitch the seam shut) and it fit the pillow form perfectly. I've never been much of a decorative pillow person - they're just one more thing I have to put on my bed when I'm making it - but seeing how cute it turned out and also seeing how lonely it looks on my bed makes me want to make dozens of them.
Any color suggestions? I'm horrible with colors but I'd love whatever else I put on the bed to standout a bit and not be so matchy-matchy.