Friday, February 26, 2010
On a recent weekend, my kids decided they wanted to sew something. My daughter, 10, designed the owl. She is fully capable of sewing it herself, but she ran out of steam so I assembled the pieces.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Looking forward to spring, I sewed this cute knit dress from Simplicity 3775. It went together very easily and quickly and I love the results! (It looks better on).
I used my serger to sew quick rolled hems on the sleeves and skirt.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I made these for my niece, but I've also taught classes to kids on sewing letters. They are fun and easy. You can choose a mixed look or use all the same fabric. It is a great gift for young kids just learning how to spell their names. Older kids like them as decoration for their rooms.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Here is the view from my sewing room window. Alice, the cat, was bird watching. We might be finally getting a dryer tonight! In order to stack it on top of our washer, I have to empty out one wall of shelves. My sewing/laundry/exercise room will be a mess until I can find a home for all my displaced supplies, but it will be worth it not to have wet laundry hanging all over the house!
Friday, February 12, 2010
Larceny and Lace is an intriguing novel by Annette Blair. She weaves mystery, romance, humor and fashion into a great book. The main character, Madie Cutler, is about to open a vintage clothing store when she finds vintage bones and a murder to solve! A fun book to read!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
We decorate our ficus tree every year for Valentine's Day. Some hearts are from years ago, my husband's and my first Valentine's Day together!
This year I sewed a bunch of small pillows with ribbon, lace and ricrac scraps. Lots of fun!
Monday, February 8, 2010
My daughter wanted bras for her American Girl Dolls (18"). I took an old cotton batiste slip with lace already attached and cut out a strip 12 1/2" x 2".*
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
This is how my sewing room looks after 3 school snow days off and a broken clothes dryer. You can barely see my sewing machine! Needless to say- there is not much sewing going on. We have been playing in the snow, making valentines, baking brownies, presenting a fashion show, creating a haunted mansion and dodging clean wet laundry all over the house! And it is snowing again!
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
The class at Quilting Adventures is now Feb.10,17 due to all our snow. This means you still have time to sign up! www.quiltingadventures.com This is my take on the pattern (not the version we will be making in class), but I want to share it just to show how versatile the pattern is.
Monday, February 1, 2010
Altered Men's Dress Shirt
Originally uploaded by heycarrieann99
I spotted this on flickr. I love that she recycled the shirt and it turned out so cute! I'm inspired. What else could you do with a men's shirt?