if it weren't for the hand sewing, i'd do this stuff more often. i've got yards of red and black plaid fabrics i'm dying to make curtains, pillows and a duvet cover for doc out of. i really need to sit down with the sewing machine. maybe now that it is off the glass table, i'll be more willing to fuck with it and clean it properly. i have sewing machine oil, with the fancy dispenser tip, all i need is some more canned air. i'll make that beast work. then i can patch my 23 pairs of jeans.
but i've been sewing the appliques on the wrist bands, and if i can hand felt a square foot of black wool sweater into durable felt and sttatch rivet snapw with plyers, i figured i could hand sew one pillow. the stuffing was taken out of an old pillow, i ripped it open and only used the clean, non matted stuffing. the dust mites and stuff make the outer layer kind of skeevy.