My daughter's horse-loving friend had a surprise birthday party last weekend - a good excuse to play with fabric to make her a gift.
Since she was getting a room redo (and finally her own room!) for her birthday, we decided to make her some cushions. The horse is a freezer paper stencil (inspired by this appliqued one) that Princess helped me paint - the fabric is a blue-green silky, taffeta-y... stuff that I'm pretty sure I thrifted.
The smaller pillow is Heather Ross horse fabric mixed with scraps my MIL gave me from the quilt she made for me. Didn't I mention that she gave me a whole bag of scraps from that quilt including several quilt blocks? Well, she did (woo!), and I cut a couple of the blocks up to make this pillow go together super fast. No plan, just improv'd, but I love how it turned out. The horse fabric is on the back as well. Both pillow covers have simple envelope closures.
(This is why I always have a few spare inexpensive IKEA pillow forms stashed away in my closet!)
I also volunteered to make cupcakes for the party - since the birthday girl's mom was swamped trying to get rooms re-arranged and redecorated in a hurry. I decided to try rolling out and cutting shapes from starburst candies. I'd heard of that somewhere...
I think they turned out cute - but I don't know that I would do it again.
I'm just glad all the candy and candy residue washed off my counters!
Birthdays - another excuse to do something creative (even if it's not for your own kid!).