Thursday, December 16, 2010

Procraftination and a Pillow

I have one more Christmas gift to make, and it really needs to be finished soon so I can get it in the mail if I want to have any hope of it reaching its destination in time for Christmas.  Last night I headed down to the sewing room fully intending to at least start making a plan.  My Dad wants some fabric covers for his fishing reels when he puts them in the back of his truck- They need to be slightly padded, wide enough to fit around the large reel but skinny at the ends to go around the reel without letting sand in.  I have a pretty good picture in my mind of how they'll look, all that's left to do is start experimenting.  I spent a little more than an hour in the sewing room and came out of there with this:

Am I the only one who always finds some other project to do when something difficult is staring me down?  I even came up with a word for it- Procraftination!  (I just googled that and clearly I'm not the first to come up with it, but I was pretty amused with myself!)  I did need a Christmas pillow, and now you have another idea for what to do with that charm pack if you win!  I was inspired by this pillow in the Pillow Talk Swap Flickr pool.  I've always wanted to try zig zags but the idea of a whole quilt was too intimidating, so this was perfect.  Of course most of my points don't line up and the layout of the prints leaves something to be desired, but for a late night quickie project, I'm happy with it!  When my daughter saw it this morning she was very excited and asked if we got to keep this one, so I think she likes it.  Yay!


  1. The pillow is cute! Love the Christmas colors!

  2. i suffer from procraftination!
    finally a word for it! :)

    love the pillow

  3. This is a cool pillow! I love the zig and the zag. Great fabric combo too! Looks like a fun project.


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