I feel like this post should come with a warning. I had one too many glasses of red wine at the concert in the park tonight and I am feeling at once, full of love for my friends and family, my Village and with tomorrow being July 4th, my country too.
This past week, my lovely, craftiest friend Melissa came to spend her birthday with me for the 2nd year in a row, and between all the shopping and eating we managed to do some creating too. There are few things that make me as happy as sitting on the floor of my studio with a friend and piles of fabric. This pillow was the result of our time together. I love having these souvenirs of our visits.
The pillow was all her design. She inspires me so much. I just sat in the middle of the floor staring at the piles of fabric she brought with her while she did all the hard work. That's how I roll. I was in a pretty big creative slump before she landed on my doorstep but now my creative well has been filled back up.
The pillow is really just strips of fabric sewed to Ikea tea towels and an envelope back. Super easy, really. But it is hands down my favorite sewing project I've ever done. I just adore a scrappy, crafty project of any kind and these days I am really learning how to be best buddies with my sewing machine, not that I wouldn't dump her in a heartbeat if I had a better offer from a husqvarna viking sewing machine. I guess maybe I'm not that loyal after all. To machines, not people.
Here's the back because if you are like me you like to see the details of stuff like this.
I hope y'all have a wonderful holiday tomorrow. We are having an all American bbq with some friends and then we are going to walk to the park to see the fireworks with some other friends, wrapping up what is likely the most social 2 weeks we have had in quite some time. I'm feeling so blessed this summer. I don't know how my life or my heart could be any more full.