more roundness

given the choice between working and not working, work vs. unemployment, i fall on the side of preferring unemployment.  i just had more fun.

man, i’ve been busy at work. and not a fun busy.  a stressed out busy.   i’m tired, i’m sore, i’m cranky, i’m no fun. 

complain complain complain.  i work with a bunch of complainers.  complainers will suck you dry.  so i try my best not to complain while i’m at work.  i save my complaining for you lucky people.    

so enough of that. 

i managed to complete another round pillow on my day off.  i finished the pillowtop itself months ago, yet didn’t have the proper fabric to back it.   a quick trip to a thrift store a couple weeks ago netted me a vintage fabric remnant that would work so i had no excuses.  i had to finish it. 

 

i’m not even sure this is my style anymore.   good lord, i’m fickle. 

these colors are more springy and rumor has it spring is around the corner. 

not only are my style tastes fickle, the weather has been fickle.  when the weather folks call for a half foot of snow, we get ZERO.  when they call for a wintry mix with mostly rain, we get 5″ of snow.  the weather dudes are having an off season, i tell ya. 

and i guess if i’m talking round, i’ll throw in this 70s pop art takahashi tray thrifted a couple weeks ago. 

so, the academy awards are tomorrow night and i’ve seen a fair amount of the contenders and i’m just not excited.  all i know is bridesmaids better win for something.  it was seriously the most fun i had at the theater this year and there may have been one scene in particular i related to that had me spitting laughing.  and also because of jill clayburgh.  i was always a jill clayburgh fan and i think this was her last film role and when i went to see the movie i wasn’t aware she was cast in it.  it was a good surprise. 

i expect to be konked out solid by the time the oscars air.   too much massage too many days in a row is like a 1-2 body punch for me these days.  TKO.  i am down for the count.

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skier

have you been wondering what ever happened to that felt skier i appliqued onto some grey wool fabric?

no?

yah, i kinda forgot about him, too.

since “round” seems to be my theme for fall 2011, i made him into a round pillow.

with a little blanket stitching around the edge.

so, let’s look at the timeline on that project.  i started making it when i had my old job.  probably 2 years ago.  yes, 2 years ago exactly i’d say.  how do you crafters out there make a living at this?

and with the scrap pieces of wool fabric i made another candle ornament.

actually, if i put a loop on the skier pillow, it could be a gigantic xmas ornament.  i could put it on the tree at rockefeller center.


round

i’ve expanded my pillow repertoire.

i made a round pillow.

with a covered button even.

with TWO covered buttons.

i’m not a fan of buttons on pillows.

i like a pillow accoutrement-free.

who wants to lie on a pillow and get a button mark on your face?

not me.

but in this case it was necessary.

this will not be a pillow to snooze on.

it shall be a pillow to admire from afar.

especially when you’re drowsy.

NO FACIAL BUTTON MARKS.

made with all vintage fabrics.

i tried to make it “fall-ish.”

it turned out a tad granny-ish.

i could like the back better than the front.  it’s an ombre marimekko fabric.  the name on the selvedge is “selänne.”

REVERSIBLE ROUND PILLOW MADNESS.

(oh, and what’s that i mentioned about snow when i got my new computer?  yup, we got snow.  snow in october.  snow of historic proportions. thankfully my section of the state was spared from the most damage and most accumulation.  we only got a dusting.)

but still.

if this is any, ANY indication of what’s to come….