Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
This weekend it hit me that Christmas is only 2 months away. This is the time when all the crafty people start figuring out what to make everyone so we have time to make it! Of course a few projects end up being last minute but cute none the less.
I was browsing through my pattern book and realized I have a lot of patterns bought on a whim but I've yet to try them out. I decided to try out a notebook slipcover pattern I bought a few months ago. I'm loving the PDF pattern boom on Etsy. You can find a lot of really cute patterns with pictures! Practicing with patterns like this helps me move through the sewing process easier because I know I'm doing it right along the way.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
This is that one time a year when red eye from a photo is OK! We had a great time this Halloween! I decided to be a Voodoo Doll and Michael was the Witch Doctor.
I made my dress out of burlap and a few scraps from the basket. Super easy! All I did was lay an old dress down on top of the burlap and cut out the silhouette for the front and back pieces.
Half inch strips were cut and zigzag stitched down the center to keep it from fraying too much. The strips were sewn onto the edges, front and back locations matching. The shoulders were sewn together. The neck and arm holes were altered here with a pair of scissors.
My friend did my hair and makeup. Thanks Jill! Our costumes were definitely conversation starters.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
The fabric I fell in love with is called Pretty Bird which I purchased from Stitches N' Giggles. Lori has some great inventory!
Mom, Grandma and my BFF Jill came to my house for the day on Saturday and we finished everything in 10 hours!
|Before! (That's Lucy aka "the trouble maker")|
|Kitchen Sink Window|
|We use blackout fabric on the back so you can't see through the shades at night.|
|Mom did the whole custom table cover and it turned out beautiful. We put batting and strips of shelf lining underneath to keep it from sliding around. Now all I need to do is paint a terracotta pot purple for the little plant.|