I kid you not – this is the easiest tutorial for a throw pillow cover you will find on the internet: Smashed Peas and Carrots: Pillow Covers in 30 Minutes or Less – Tutorial. I like this pattern because it doesn’t have any zips or buttons.
I took about 30 minutes to complete this. I spent most of my time measuring and cutting the fabric. I managed to make one cover with 1 yard of fabric for a 19″ x 19″ throw pillow in Sarah Watts’ Medallions by The Feather ‘n’ Stitch Collection.
Love it! I just bought more fabric to make more throw pillow covers!
After reading Allison Tate’s The Mom Stays in the Picture, it made me realise that my mother did the exact same thing. She dodged photographs cause she said she didn’t look nice. I have probably only seen a handful of photos of me with her.
For that, I’m gonna make sure I hold, squeeze, tickle or smother my son in photos so he can keep these memories of us forever.
My parents bought me a sewing machine for my 30th birthday! What more could a girl like me ask for?
I wanted to start with a simple project so I thought I would try to make a bib for my 10-month old son. After doing much research, I used the pictorial tutorial by Textile Trolley. I initially printed Chickpeastudio‘s bib pattern but the size was more suited for an infant. I sketched my pattern by tracing the outline of an existing bib my son is using. I used this cute helicopter print purchased at Cokottoshop and backed it with terry cloth.
Because I finished it within his nap hour, I had little opportunity to photograph it each step of the way like Textile Trolley so elegantly did.
Here’s the bib on my little model who was bribed to take this photo with apple oat porridge. I was so excited to use it that I didn’t iron or snip the stray threads!
A special thanks to my husband for funding all my supplies and turning a blind eye to the mess that is my work desk 🙂
I like to tell people that I celebrate my birthday everyday in September. It’s partly true – I meet up more with people, I shop more, and I tend to pamper myself a little more than any other month.
This year was the best birthday so far. I spent the whole day with my boys. I woke up to my son’s toothless smiles, jabbering and koala cuddles. Oh yeah, and my husband too 🙂
I am not sure if it’s age but hanging out at a club the night before to usher in my birthday wasn’t how I intended to celebrate. Instead, I met up with most of my good friends, had poolside potluck parties, a girl’s night out, invited people over and cooked for them, and to end the month, my husband is taking us on a short family vacation to Singapore.
When I was pregnant, I told Prav that I did not want to have our child sleeping in the same room as us. He agreed and we told ourselves that we will wait till our baby was 6-months old before we moved him out. My husband’s Norwegian colleagues told him that back home, the kid is in their own room from the very first day.
I’m not sure if it’s Asian parenting but I was really reluctant to move our baby into his own room. I gave my husband a million excuses from ‘we can’t move him tonight, we have not bought a baby monitor!’ to ‘we need a new house, there’s simply not enough space in this one’.
All my excuses were shot down and 3 weeks ago, we spring cleaned and rearranged our house to turn the guest/study/store room into a comfortable bedroom for our son. Our baby has had no trouble since the first night we moved him out. I am happy to report that no one’s sleep was harmed in this migration.
Our little one is fascinated with touching the ‘forbidden’ things when he’s allowed out of the play yard – the hangers and clothes pegs, the tv remotes, the cupboards, and the latest – the modem!
July 21st, 2012 goes down in my diary as the first night out for my husband and I since the arrival of our little one. We left our son under the care of my in laws. It all turned out well. I felt like crying when I dropped him off. My MIL handled him better than I imagined.
It didn’t feel right at the start but I was slowly at ease shortly after arriving at the reception. I couldn’t help but wonder what my son was up to and needed ample distraction!
I’m in love with Martha Stewart’s CraftStudio app! It’s really easy to add and edit your photos, and it has the prettiest backgrounds to choose from. Download it onto your iPad here!