Yes, I CAN finish what I start, and here is the proof. I bought the fabric for these pillowcases on a whim -- the prints just *fit* my daughters' personalities so well as to make them irresistable. And I am a HUGE Laurel Birch fan. Lydia didn't have to twist my arm at all to get me to buy the horse print from the LB fabric line. I love the way she uses color. Sigh...
Anyway, I sewed them up this morning. It's a pity the LB horse print doesn't show up better in the photo. It is a spectcular print. Aren't they cute??! And best of all, the girls like them too. It has been a long time since they let me make something for them. I hadn't realized I missed that feeling so much.
It feels very VERY good to FINISH a project and get the remnants out of my sewing room! I am trying -- really really trying -- to finish other ongoing projects, but, true to form, they are taking longer than I had anticipated when I began.
This little girl is a Goodwill rescue that was just too cute to pass up. She is in wonderful condition, but very very DIRTY. A hot bath cleaned her up nicely. (Her legs are off in the photo so that the interior of her body can dry too -- they went back on before I worked with her again.)
The ultimate plan is to rework her into a fairy in the style of Amy Brown. We will see if this is an idea the works as well in practice as well as it does in my imagination!