I haven't done a lot of sewing projects after the monster that was the quiet book, but I ran across some cute Valentine's Day pillow tutorials that looked fairly easy and cheap. They were good little projects that gave me something to do during nap time and it was nice to add some color to our house after taking all of the Christmas stuff down.
Conversation heart pillows:
Tutorial and free pattern found HERE.
Gathered heart pillow:
Tutorial found HERE.
For all 6 pillows it cost about $15 in supplies. I can live with that! Also, my mother-in-law sent me a link to this video showing how to do a blind stitch to close the pillows at the end. It was really helpful. Something that probably should have been common sense but for some reason it was above my head!
On another note, I hope when I post this kind of stuff it doesn't come off as me trying to show off my sweet sewing skills (hopefully you catch the sarcasm). I think I still consider myself new to sewing so I just get excited when something turns out. I figure the blog is a good way to remember stuff I've done and pass along info I think others might like too.