I'm sewing along with the Sew-vivor contest and the first challenge was to use the color emerald. I had wanted to be creative and avoid the gimme of a St. Patrick's day theme to go with the emerald, but I just couldn't help it. Besides, we really are Irish. My great-grandfather was born in Belfast and immigrated as an adult. I'm a full 1/8th Irish and that's just on my mom's side. The leprechaun thing was inevitable.
|Simplicity 0602 (the costume pattern) has been used for no fewer than three different patterns. No joke. They don't even list it in the "out of print" section online.|
|Lucky to be me!|
|FYI, I made the quilt in high school as a Personal Progress project. I call it my parachute quilt, but it doubles well as a rainbow. Those ribbon ties never would stay in place the original bows I tied.|
|Yes, my son, I did dress you in tights. I promise I'll never show anyone. Except the internet. And probably your prom date.|
They don't make metallic gold piping so I had to make my own. To make it easy on myself I just bought some white piping and some double fold gold bias tape. I slit the bias tape up the middle and wrapped that around the piping. Ta da! I love the look it gives. I used the leftover bias tape to make the shoe buckles.
|I'm all the pot of gold you need at the end of any rainbow!|
|"Vintage" buttons from my mom's button jar|
|I see something shiny!|
|What's this stuff? Money?|
|Hmm...better put it away for a rainy day.|
|Wait! I want it back!|
|Just inside there, you say?|
|Maybe if I can just...reach...in...|
|Got it! Now where can a guy go to get some green milk?|
|A beard at bedtime is a good look for me, no?|
|MO-OM!!! How dare you ambush me with the beard while I sleep!?!|
|I still don't trust you, but at least I have my thumb and my hair.|
|Peek-a-boo is my weakness.|
|Okay, Mom; you're right. This beard is hi-freakin'-larious!|
Happy St. Patty's Day!
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