Wednesday, March 7, 2012


We did not accomplish a "Pinterest Sunday" project this week, but with Celeste home from school sick on Monday, my day off, we were able to get our craft on! I picked up some fabulous "Minky" fabric from the best place on earth, my workplace ETC. Celeste really likes Monkeys and has a little collection of them so we made two fun, and easy items for her room.

First we covered and body pillow Celeste already had in her room. It was very easy. These fabrics are 60" wide, so we just cute 2 strips 16"x60", hemmed the top of each, sewed ribbons from our stash to the inside, sewed the 2 pieces right side together, turned right side out, inserted the pillow and tied shut. It took less than an hour, start to finish!
Here is a close up of the pillow case and ties.

We cut our remaining fabrics into nine 16" squares. I sewed these squares into rows 3 across then sewed the 3 rows together to form a square. We used a solid piece for the back, sewed front to back right sides together leaving an 8" opening for turning. I turned it right side out, then top-stitched the entire perimeter, sewing opening shut.It was a super easy, cuddle or throw size "quilt" that took about 2 hours.

 If you haven't seen/felt these "Minky" fabrics in person, you are missing out! They are amazingly soft and cuddly! Celeste is in love with the Monkeys, and the colors go so well in her room.