Monday, January 31, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Maybe this is a tad lame for my first post with my new groupies...the Secret Stitch Sisters, but oh well. My daughter has a tiny neck and basically didn't have a bib that protected her clothes from food invaders. So, I got a plastic table cloth and used the bib I had for the outside and created a smaller sized neck. The Velcro in the back is longer so I can make it tighter or looser as she grows. So far! It is our favorite bib because it actually works as a bib should. There you go...guess I'm crafty now too!
Sunday, January 23, 2011
But this pillow reminded me of talented ladies I know (Jessie & Marj) that make sewing by hand look like it's so stinkn' easy and what's wrong with me that I can't just do it? (p.s. they are super-moms, actually spending quality time with their kids, can you imagine?)
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
My goal was to make this nightgown for Maddie for her Christmas Eve jammies, but things just didn't work out. I did finish my little sister's nightgown in time for Christmas, so I'm not a complete slacker.
Nikki let me borrow a couple of her grandma's old patterns; it was exactly what I was looking for. One pattern had a piece missing, and the other I just couldn't follow and ended up with an extra piece. So, I obviously did a little "Jessie" adjustments.
I also accomplished my very first button holes on this project! I couldn't seem to figure out exactly where my machine was going to line up the beginning and end of the holes (even with 3 or 4 practice scraps), so there was a bit of unpicking going on, but what project is complete without having to pick out, right?
Despite the mistakes and largeness of the nightgown, Maddie loves it! She requested to wear it as soon as I gave it to her. Here she is modeling her new jam jams.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Here's my little take on the subway art that is so popular right now. I thought it might go well with our little Keep Calm and Sew On print for our sewing rooms - or sewing corners, as is my case :). I'm thinking of making another rosette frame for it and maybe going a little bigger.
Just click on the image to bring it up in a new window, then right click and save (for us PC users). It should print out just fine up to 5x7. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like a larger one and we'll email it to you.
Check out our printables list on the left. It's not huge yet, but it's growing. (Totally check out Jessie's sewing journal printable. So great!) My next project is figuring out how to get these in pdf format on the blog. That would be nice!
Monday, January 17, 2011
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011
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Sunday, January 9, 2011
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Thursday, January 6, 2011
I am soooo behind on posting some of my completed projects. Do I try to catch up or just start being better now? While I ponder that thought...I finally took some pics of a Christmas present I made Elsie this year. I used the Rag Quilt Letters Tutorial from Happy Together and created these:
**Don't you love you load pictures in the wrong order? Apparently, I LOVE it!**
Anyways, this was a really fun project to work on. First reason, because I had all the supplies on hand, I didn't have to go buy anything. Second reason, I got to dig through my fabric stash and use those little bits of fabric that I have held onto thinking I would someday need this little bit of fabric. Third, I got to use some of my most favorite fabrics. Fourth, it was pretty brainless. Trace. Cut. Sew. Snip the edges. Do that 26 times and DONE! No hemming, no matching up seams, no finishing the entire project and finding out that it doesn't even fit your child. This has happened too many time in the last month. But, I digress. And fifth, Elsie actually plays with them. When she first opened her present she immediately found the "O" and was so excited that she knew it! Super cute let me tell ya.
More pics of other projects to come, I promise!
JemJam is hosting a monthly bag challenge that I decided to join. Using the book Style Stitches by Amy Butler, we will be making a bag a month. There are 12 chapters in the book, so we will be doing a chapter a month. I'm really excited!
Posted by Christie at 6:48 PM
Great, big, huge thanks to Kari from Ucreate for using the Rosette Frame tutorial for her January Create with Me feature! I was so surprised when she said she wanted to use this tutorial, but she said that she wanted to do something simple after the madness of the holidays. I'm so excited to see what other creative crafters do with it. I'm always amazed at what other people come up with!
Posted by Christie at 9:26 AM