Sunday, February 07, 2010

Valentine's You've Got Mail*

*** UPDATE *** All your Peltex troubles are over. Hope in perfect seams using Peltex is now available after learning this trick (blogged in 2007 under the term Timtex, which the market has now been replaced with Peltex, by the way. So, if you're doing a Google search for over-an-hour using the term "Peltex Tips", it will get better results by plugging in Timtex... or better yet, don't second-guess yourself in e-mailing your personal brilliant insider to ask her directly before doing that Google search. She saves my sewing every.single.time.)

I found this pattern on the Moda Bake Shop blog. I have plans to make one for SweetPea, her teacher and Cowboy's teacher, but after the war with Peltex that plan may have to be re-thought. Cowboy is now requesting one that is Lego-shaped. So, we shall certainly see by the end of the week how that all turns out, won't we.

Fabric is some that I had leftover from a few years ago. SweetPea is already getting her little Valentines ready.

Pattern instructions were a bit unclear regarding cut out, but overall it was rather easy to construct (aside from wrestling with peltex - I'm going to make another one and see if I can't insert the peltex after the fact so my seams aren't so lumpy).

I'm hoping to add the little sewn "envelopes" that the pattern includes.


Goosegirl said...

This is so cute April! I need to make one too.
We have the same desk!

Where did you get the little valentines?

Liesl Gibson said...

April, see if this helps:

Storybook Woods said...

Oh this is very sweet. Clarice

Kim Walus said...

I love the fabric you used. So cute. I'm also going to go check out the peltex tutorial on cutting down the bulk. It looked really nice clean and perfect on your previous post to this one. Thanks for sharing this information, it will come in handy.