wallet and pillow

After meeting up with Jeni and Megan a couple weeks ago at the Olive Juice midnight madness sewing, I came home with a few pieces cut for a cute wallet. I know, super productive, right?! ha.

I had scooped up Michelle’s patterns Zip Pocket Pouch on sale and couldn’t resist using some of my Suzy Ultman with some Sew Stitchy by Aneela Hoey.  I think they make the perfect pair.

I’ll be making more of these, no doubt.

On the flip side, I scored this lovely piece of roller skate fabric from Melody Miller herself after participating in the Ruby Star Wrap-Along.  I knew straight out of the mailbox that it would have to be a pillow.  Big pink and purple roller skates with silver accents = awesome pillow.

I forgot how much I missed making pillows.  They’re so awesome and quick and fun.  And of course I love putting in an invisible zipper.  I hadn’t done one for so long that it took me a bit to get back into that mode.  I even ruined a zip after shortening it, then trying to zip it closed I zipped the whole zipper pull off, duh!  Secretly happy that I have a semi-good sized stash of invisible zippers hanging around.

You guys busy sewing Christmas presents?  I’m getting sucked into that mode now, I have quite a few things I want to sew up.  I’m excited about that because normally I try not to get too wrapped up in making things for Christmas.

25 thoughts on “wallet and pillow

  1. Kristie says:

    That is an adorable little wallet. I am going to check out that pattern, as I would rather carry something cute and little into a store instead of the huge diaper filled/full of kids cup bag I currently carry. Thank you for sharing a cute pattern!

  2. Yes, I’ve been sewing for Christmas too (in between the charity quilt). We have our house all decked out already. Yay for early Christmas time!

  3. ~ko says:

    What a cute wallet pattern! Love love love it!

  4. Lovely makes Anna!! I have done a little Christmas sewing, no tree yet though.

  5. CraftyAmmi says:

    I love the wallet (long-time reader, non-commenter – sorry!). But as I was reading about the pillow, I couldn’t resist imagining an actual pom-pom embellishment at the toe of that roller skate with the pom-pom!

  6. Cutest wallet and groovy pillow x

  7. Grandma G says:

    Ooohh… you need to go to Erin Erickson’s post from Tuesday to see how to put that zipper pull back on!
    erinerickson.com (Sorry, couldn’t get the direct link to paste from my iPad.)

  8. Oh, wow! I love that pillow! Your wide mouth zippered pouch gave me the courage to do a zipper. Hmmm… With your tutorials, maybe I can do a hidden one, too? -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  9. mle says:

    The pillow is awesome! So fun!

  10. Love the wallet and that pillow (and fabric) are so perfect for your daughter! Brings back good childhood memories. I am trying to finish all my half started things of the year!

  11. Poppyprint says:

    Love these makes, Anna!

  12. Sherri says:

    I just ordered the wallet pattern…just wondering which size you made…looks perfect for an iPhone!

  13. kristin says:

    You are simply the best at picking fabric. Things you make are always so fun and colorful! LOVE the pillow.

  14. Katy Cameron says:

    Love that cushion, and it looks like your glamorous assistant does too!

  15. DKB says:

    Cute wallet. I was waiting on that sale, waited so long that I missed it. My problem is that I am never sure about which patterns I have already stashed and which I need to buy.

  16. Elsa says:

    Cute wallet ~ I love Michelle’s patterns. And the pillow is great ~ love Melody Miller fabrics too!

  17. Carolyn says:

    That pillow looks so incredibly fun! Love it!

  18. DKB says:

    Ok, because of you, I made one! Yay!!

  19. Dahlia says:

    love, love, love! I’m trying to stay motivated at finishing a quilt for the kids’ Christmas gift. Jeremy’s grandma Ann cross-stitched the alphabet onto 14″ squares and I’m finishing them off…it’ll be for the basement/classroom area. Every night as I tuck Amelia into bed with her favorite blanket (ni-ni she calls it), which is the quilt you made for her, I remind myself that I can make a beautiful quilt too. You continue to inspire my craftiness!!

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  22. Now that wallet is something for me! I have to make one too. Thanks for sharing!

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