I just realized I never blogged about the 80’s swap I participated in. Since I am packing to move this month, it’s a good time to catch up on past projects.
The “I Heart the 80’s” Modern Sewing Swap was pretty much MADE for me. I am a huge fanatic for 80’s pop culture and the second I heard about sign ups, I joined. The best part was that my secret partner ended up being one of my “Bee Happy” buddies, Natalie.
The first item I made her was this pillow:
I knew Natalie liked 80’s movies like “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and I was really eager to try my hand at making arcade/Atari letters. I am really pleased with how it turned out, but now I’m worried that there are too many ideas going on in one pillow. I guess you can think of it of the nexus of all things ’80’s (movies, arcade games, and rainbows).
It was a ton of teeny tiny piecing. Each of those strips are 1/2″ wide.
I also added on some friendship pins…
and some totally rad buttons.
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The second item I made was a little embroidery hoop art for her wall:
That’s a wooden embroidery hoop wrapped in pink ribbon.
Here was my original sketch I drew. That’s Red Fraggle, in case you aren’t familar with the show. Also, if you aren’t familiar with “Fraggle Rock”, that is a crying shame and I order you to go watch it right now!
SO many awesome projects were created for the “I Heart the 80’s” swap. Take a trip down memory lane and check out everyone else’s creations here.
I’m linking up with TGIFF over at Missy Mac Creations this week. Stop on by!