Monday, April 16, 2007

Hurray for Pigs!

My friend Michelle received her package! That means I am free to post. I made her a log cabin pillow that I freezer paper stencil-ed a pig onto. According to the Chinese Zodiac, we are pigs. I found a chinese cut-out and used that as my template for the freezer paper stencil. I think it turned out pretty nice!
Log Cabin Pig Pillow for Michelle
Back of Pig Pillow
Close up of Piggy
(Sorry if you saw my attempt to use leafletter. I definitely had difficulties and decided to stick to flickr until I figured it out...)

I also made some cookies for her. These are Chocolate Chunk Caramel Cookies. They were ok, but definitely tasted homemade. That's not to say they were bad, but I guess after rolo cookies... everything is just a little less decadent. I do have to say that they were much easier to make than rolo cookies.
Chocolate Chunk Caramel Cookies

In doll quilt swap news, I sent out my package today! I can't wait for my partner to receive it. I've been looking at in progress photos all over and they're GORGEOUS. I must say it was a good idea to finish mine and send it out before I got nervous about my design and started changing it. Whew! I also absolutely LOVE my swap partner's blog, but am nervous that I'll ruin the surprise if I make tons of comments. Which is kind of silly, because I don't know if we're each other's partners or if I'm sending my quilt to her and she's sending hers to someone else. It's my first swap people! :p. I guess we'll see soon!


Marisa said...

I unfortunately found a friend around 15 years ago that had a pig farm, and let me visit it. It was a life altering experience, and ever after that we only exchanged pig-themed gifts. It is so scary, and I will not admit how many pig items I own, but trust me it's a lot. Maybe I'll use your idea for her b-day gift next year! Cool blog!

Oiyi said...

The pillow looks beautiful! You did a great job!

Is the quilting background of the pig done freehand on the machine? I am trying to figure out how to do those squiggles for a quilt that I MIGHT attempt.

FinnyKnits said...

WOW! I must figure out how to do this freezer paper stenciling thing. Everything I've seen has come out so nice.

Excellent pillow - I know I'd be proud to have that guy on the couch.

sulu-design said...

The pillow is adorable all on its own, but I love the "we are both pigs" idea behind it.