Thursday, May 5, 2011

Pretty pillow.

The next step in the caravan prep is the really fun part, the sewing part. I need to sew up pillow cases and fitted sheets and doona covers for the four beds and some curtains to cover all the windows and then one for each bunk bed for privacy.

I made a start yesterday with a pillow case for Miss Jazzy.

First I measured up a pillow case that I already have.

Then I made a pillow case from these measurements from scrap fabric.

Then I ripped up the scrap pillow case into bits and measured these bits adding seam allowances.

Then Miss Jazzy chose some fabrics and I followed the measurements and made her a pretty pillow case.

Then I crocheted a trim around the edge using this tutorial. Too easy.

I've popped the deets on Ravelry here.

Miss Jazzy slept on her new pretty pillow case last night and this morning claimed she had the best night's sleep EVER!!

Since then there have been little piles of fabric appearing all over the place. The one above was put together by Miss Pepper.

I'd better go and get to work, she's a tough task master that one.

Have a great day y'all.

45 comments:

  1. You will the prettiest caravan ever!

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  2. Beautiful! I just added the same crochet trim to a vintage pillowcase for my guestroom recently. Can we say great minds think alike? Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Just wow, Kate. Your attention to detail is stunning, and I'm not surprised Miss Jazzy slept well. Wow.

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  4. Naaaaaw sweet!

    You know what you could have made like this? Do ya? Do ya? Starts with 'C' & ends with 'ushion'! ;)

    (But since you didn't... maybe I will!)

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  5. PS I just saw that you are following your blog lol - C U T E!

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  6. Of course Pepper had the best night sleep ever, because of the love and goodness her mumma sewed into it.
    because it's a special pillow.
    it's gorgeous, and i love that trim.
    it's going to be one looker of a caravan xo

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  7. In between bouts of woozy (yes check my blog post yesterday re this!!!) I had a smile when reading this post....we just had my sister and her 3 boys stay with us last week and on their departure I was going through my linen and chucked out a whole stack of pillow cases that were getting a tad thread bare - how wasteful of me!!! Mind you my lttle M would not be thrilled with these gorgeous florally concoctions but I would assume I had gone to heaven!!! Divine! TK xx

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  8. you wont believe my eyes! i had a dream last night,,, i was doing this exact thing. piecing pillowcases with soft flowery scraps, and picot edging. what was the tute link? it didnt pop up. have a good day kate! xo

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  9. This is going to be the Caravan of Love...so sweet!

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  10. definitely alot of loving in that pillow case, good one for sweet dreams.
    I have been thinking of cushion covers & pillow cases too lately.
    I definitely have to get organised for that cushion swap.
    loving the trim.

    hope all is well in your world, hope the family is ok.

    sending you love always ♥

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  11. Love the fabric, and the crochet edge is so pretty :)

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  12. The pillowcase is beautiful. Love the crocheted trim. Your caravan is going to be pretty spectacular

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  13. Man you are going to have one stylish caravan packed with tons of love and homemade goodness :)

    Love the fabric choices too.
    x

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  14. Beautiful blog!
    Lovely way of life!

    Ana Paula
    Salinha do CrochĂȘ

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  15. betcha can't wait to get on the road with your caravan load of granny goodness! there will be doilies trailing behind you, i can see it now!

    x

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  16. Love the fabric combos. They work. So pretty.

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  17. Oh my goodness, your caravan is going to look sooo gorgeous Kate!X

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  18. Great pillows - it's going to be one beautiful caravan!!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  19. Looove crochet edging on pillowcases - it's actually one of the reasons I wanted to learn crochet (and still can't!)

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  20. That is the prettiest pillow, I bet it will make for the most perfect nights sleep..x

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  21. Beautifull!!! And love your blog as well!

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  22. That is one super lovely sweet dream holding made with love pillowcase. I think I shall go and make one!

    I wish I could figure out ravelry. It looks like such fun. But so big. And so easy to get lost.

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  23. So pretty, can't wait to see it all finished!

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  24. So so sweet Kate, I'm in the middle of making patch work curtains for the little girls room. All from sheets, loving the progression of your carvan coming to life. X

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  25. She might be a master but the kid has taste!!

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  26. How lovely! I think I would have a good night's sleep on that pillow too.
    You're amazing Kate! Making all those sheets & pillow slips & curtains, the van is going to look spectacular... can't wait to see more :o)

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  27. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Think I would sleep very well on one of these too ... Any chance Jazzy wants to share her pillowcase with me??? PLEASE!!

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  28. Gorgeous pillow, that crochet trim is delicious. Can't wait to see your van all dressed up- she's going to look as colourful as a pack of fruit tingles.Mel:)

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  29. i want a caravan that i can pimp with super cute awesome vintage crafty goodness.

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  30. in fact you've given me a sterling idea!

    since i wont have a sewing room in the new house (boo), perhaps i could have a sewing caravan. yeah. off to research now. how cool would that be. . .

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  31. Gorgeous pillowcase. I might have to give that crocheted edge a go one day.

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  32. Too cute for words, my two fave things together vintage material and crochet. Did you spot the beautiful blanket over at Meet me at Mikes with a similar theme?

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  33. Wow, those pillows are gorgeous! And I love how you crocheted around the edges. x

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  34. I've just found your blog and oh wow, we are doing the exact same thing with a retro 70's caravan for us and our two young daughters. Every vintage fabric I spot is a target for the perfect accessory for the "van". We have that My cute Caravan book as well - it's just gorgeous! I can't wait to keep following your caravan adventures as we start on ours. Happy travels - Kylie

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  35. Those are the best looking pillow cases!! Who wants store-bought, mass-produced linen when you can have your very own, one of a kind?!?! The crochet edge really tops it off!

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  36. I LOVE those pillow cases. I'm looking forward to seeing the caravan all decorated. I'm envious of your trip. We hired a campervan for a week a few months ago and it was honestly the calmest and happiest we’ve ever been. Nothing to think about except where we’re going and what we we’re going to eat. We’re planning to do the big trip around Australia one day, but it’s a few years off still, so for now I’ll enjoy following yours.

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  37. That certainly will be the prettiest caravan on the road!
    Love those pillow cases.

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  38. Gosh now how sweet is that! Inspired!

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  39. Yep... I can totally understand why it was the best sleep ever. Beautiful.

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