Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Candy Cane Pillows

First it was the candy corn craze and now it's the candy cane craze. Last Christmas I made a few candy cane things, but had ideas for many more. I just didn't have time to do anything about it. One of the things I wanted to make was a new pillow cover for the candy corn pillow.

After a quick stop to the fabric store for something last week, I noticed this candy-cane striped fleece as a remnant. I thought it might be the closest I would get to a candy cane pillow this year, so I snagged it. I washed it immediately and whipped up a quick pillow.

The kids love it, but it wasn't what I had in mind. And when Lera's mind is set on something, it is set on something. And there is no room for negotiating. So yesterday, amidst all the hustle and bustle of the holiday-birthday season, I sat down to think. And that usually translates into running or sewing. Since I had already run that morning, it only left sewing as my option.

I grabbed scraps of red and white and worked on it until it was finished. I worked around kids and homework and getting our last and final Christmas tree up and dinner and town council meeting. It was going to be finished.

And I'm so happy that it is. A year in the making.


Anonymous said...

Those are darling, Lera! I wish I could crochet one in the diagonal stripe pattern...hmmmmm. I made a Christmas dishcloth yesterday out of some purdy Bernat variegated Christmas yarn, planning on making another one today. Happy Christmas!

amandajean said...

Oh!!!!! They look so cute!!! Hurray for candy cane pillows! I love the little patches of chenille in the patchwork mix. I might need to work some of that into my quilt. Whenever I end up making it. You did so good!!

FinnyKnits said...

Nicely done! Though I don't have a Halloween costume to match them ;)

amy smart said...

Cute pillows yourself! Have a great Christmas!