Sunday, May 29, 2011

Wk 21 of 52

The Twirly

This week I worked on some new skirts,

this one here is a 2 layer twirly circle with serged raw edges,

done up in Strawberry Shortcake for dd.

I practiced on a few different ones

some with 1 or 2 layers, some with varying hem lengths, and a few different sizes.

Whatcha think about seeing these in the shop?

Friday, May 27, 2011

Spring Cleaning!

and get to shopping,

there's some great deals to steal :)

Items go live Friday May 27 @ 1pm EST.

Must register with Hyenacart first to shop & purchase,

but its oh so worth it,

there's some really great shops on there

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Stash Buster Stocking

Yes that's right!

A whole stocking devoted to my in stock fabric stash,

date is still undetermined but I'll be posting sneak peak pictures here & there.

Keep an eye out :)

There will be some great prices!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Wk 20 of 52

Here I have a Baby Blanket

While trying to gather it all in my head I kept seeing different textures so the new little girl receiving it could enjoy feeling around everywhere.

The body of the front is flannel, the stems/leaves and flowers are fleece, the center circle is textured cotton and the trim is cotton velour, stitched on to a pre quilted backing.

Here's a few pics along the way, its not a full tut but if you have any questions feel free to ask away.

(after 5 attemps at drawing out what I was actually seeing in my head........)

heres a pictorial of the steps

I used # 8

then right at the end I saw I had this velour that matched perfectly so I just had to ad on the trim

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Just a quick shot of my new view from the cutting table :)
and its nice enough out today to have the windows open!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Slowly getting back

I cant believe its been a month since the machines were boxed up.
I'll be honest though, getting to bed before 10 and not "having" to go into the office was nice.
I've been working on setting up the furniture in here, to include setting up a table for the hubby so he can play his games in here with me while I stay up sew on the weekends. He only plays on weekends so we figure we might as well be in the same room :)
I am starting to feel the itch to make something.
A soldier of hubby's had a baby this past week so I'm going to make a quilt this week, I drew it out and got the fabrics washed and picked.
Did you know that's how I started sewing? Simple square baby blankets for new littles being born, I even did up a bow tie pattern rag quilt all by hand once.
Keep an eye out, after I finish up this project and finish the rest of the office (fabric) boxes new items will be surfacing.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Wk 19 of 52

As I've been unpacking I realized dd had some old pieces of clothes that I could play with.

Here I took an old tee and the skirt part of an old dress, pieced them together with a scrap of fabric I had on hand to make this new play dress, yes play dress, it was just see if I could do it, I'm not a good 'knits' person so this was a bit challenging for me. I do think though with time & practice I could get the hang of it.