15 September 2011

A quiet September

I finally finished this project. It was a birthday present for my sister-in-law. (Thank you for not pointing out that her birthday was in January.)

Kelly has been a huge Pee-Wee Herman fan since she was a kid - one of the many reasons I think she's awesome. I found this picture a few years ago when visiting at Scott's parents house and inspired by this post, I decided that I wanted to make a pillow for her. I scanned the original picture, enlarged the scan and then cut out each element. I tried to match the colors in the picture as closely as I could with Konas but his jacket needed to be special.
I found a men's suit coat at Goodwill for about $5 and cut it up to make Pee-Wee's jacket and the back of the pillow. I kept both the breast pocket and pocket at the hip on the back.
I found this awesome tag on the inside. I must also say thanks to Mr. Todd Garrett and the good folks at Goodwill. When I was taking the jacket apart to make the back of the pillow, I found $40 in cash in the inside pocket of the jacket. SCORE! WINNING! I think Kelly liked the pillow as much as I hoped she would. It was certainly the strangest thing I've ever made or am likely to make, but it turned out exactly as I'd hoped. (I will say that as I was piecing Pee-Wee, without hair he looked a bit like Nosferatu.)
And I finished this at the beach too. I bought this yarn last year when we were at the Outer Banks on our honeymoon so it's kind of fitting that I'm using it this year at the Outer Banks.  (Sunday was our first anniversary.  Awwww. . . ) I saw a great scarf last week on etsy and thought I could make it myself. I scrounged around in my stash and found this and it's perfect. It's this great yarn that is partially made from seaweed. LOVE it. Super soft. I thought I had enough of the sunflower color but I was delusional. I think the bit of pink adds so much though.

I brought lots of projects to do while we're here so maybe I'll have another finish to show tomorrow. Or maybe not. We'll see.


  1. Oh ha,ha! What a blast from the past that pillow is. :-) And $40.00? Lucky. I surfed in from Sew Modern Monday! Cheers.

  2. Love that scarf! :) Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!