Saturday, June 19, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
I also made another blanket for that special girl in my life. I was honestly scared of the minky/satin combination and the slippery, stretchy nature of those two fabrics, especially paired with each other. Thank God for my walking foot is all I can say. It was a lifesaver and made the project a lot less stressful. This was also my first time doing mitered corners and I was pretty pleased with how the whole thing turned out. Everything would have looked more "crisp" if I would have made it out of a material like flannel, but this little girl much prefers the softness of minky and satin. I can't say I blame her. She immediately snuggled up to it when I gave it to her and it made my heart melt yet again. I used this tutorial from Melanie at Fabric Family Fun and it was great.
I was told this was crafty too so I thought I would include it as well (even though my toes are grossing me out the longer I look at the picture). I bought a package of stylus tools for $3.99 (before the 40% off coupon) at Hobby Lobby. And used them to create some nail art for my toes. The nail art is always my favorite part about having a pedicure (the 2 times in my life I've had one) but darn is it expensive! So I experimented until I could come up with something I could do myself. A simple google search provides some tutorials for different designs as well.
And there you have it. I hope you all have a great Easter weekend!
Monday, March 22, 2010
My grandma saw a purse she really liked in a catalog, but it was much bigger than she wanted it. She asked if I could replicate it in the size she wanted using a "springy" fabric. This is what I came up with. I also made a matching checkbook cover and coin purse with the left over fabric. I shipped it to her last week and was glad to hear she absolutely loved it.
I have always wanted to try using either laminated fabric or fusible vinyl, so when I saw this tutorial by Homemade By Jill for a changing pad I decided to give it a try. It has cotton with fusible vinyl on the inside and corduroy on the outside. It folds up and velcros closed and I added my own pocket on it to hold diapers and wipes.
I've been working on a couple more projects as well but they still need some finishing touches before I take pictures. One of them is an easter project, so I am hoping to find the time and motivation to finish them in time!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
My friend Amy was kind enough to feature me on her blog, and there is a free collar up for grabs!
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Because I've been busy with that projct I haven't done a whole lot of sewing lately. Here are a couple projects I worked on recently.
First, I made this shopping bag. It's hard to tell from the picture, but it's the same size and shape as a Target bag.
The best part? It folds up into itself and becomes this little pouch that I can throw in my car or purse. I got the idea here.
My mom bought this fabric several months ago and asked me to make her 8 pillows with piping. Quite frankly I was pretty threatened by the extremely stretchy, slippery stuff and it took me forever to actually start the project. They aren't my favorite, and I hope no one looks at them too closely, but I guess they look ok in pictures, haha.
I also finally cut into my fabric for my quilt and now I can't wait to get sewing on that! I haven't even finished my first quilt and I already have a stash going and ideas for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Guess that's what I get for not believing people when they told me quilting was addicting.
I'm in the process of posting about 20 new collar designs in my shop, so check back for that soon!