Monday, February 4, 2013

14 Days of Valentine's ~ Day 4

I have another "strange" gift I created for Valentine's Day to share with you today...pillowcases. Ü Here is how I came up with the idea...

Benjamin asked me (a long time ago YIKES) if I would make him a Husker pillowcase. I decided it was getting done and since the colors are red/white/black, perfect for the Valentine pkg I will send to him (he's in college). So....if I'm going to make him one, then I'm thinking I should make his girlfriend one. If I'm going to make her one, my nephew who is in his first year of college might like one (esp if it has to do with cartoons Ü) and if I make him one, then I just as well make Aaron one too. Remind you of "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" story? Ü Only this is "If You Make a Pillowcase for Benjamin..."

So on to the pillowcases. I used this tutorial to create them (Pinterest of course).

The pillowcase that started it all...

I love that I have a "girl" to create for now. It's fun to make girly things. Ü

For Aaron:

and Ryan, my nephew

Creating these was a BIG thing for me. I used to sew a LOT. My grandma taught me to sew when I was 8 and I got my first sewing maching when I was 13. This was the first project I have made in over16 years. I was making a doll that fateful summer as I was pregnant with twins. In August I was in an accident that took their lives and just couldn't make myself sew after that and I had tried for many years to. This was very theraputic for me. DH even asked how long it had been since I sewed (I used to quilt too and am ready to get back to it) and when I said "since the accident", he understood what I meant.
I am also linking this up to Country Girl at Home for her Pinned It Made It Monday challenge.


  1. Debbie,

    Your pillowcases are great! I know each one of your lucky reicipients will love their's! I could see Joy and Luke wanting Superhero ones! Sewing is a talent I haven't gotten and need to learn! Joy got a sewing machine last year and we're determined to learn.

    Thanks for participating!

  2. Glad you found your way back to your sewing machine! :)
    fun gifts for your family!