Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
It is that time of year again. If you haven't started sewing gifts, check this book out. Pretty Little Presents published by Lark Books contains 29 gifts suitable for weddings, babies, hostess, housewarming, but of course would be good for the holidays too!
I sewed these baskets and found the directions to be easy to follow with beautiful pictures.
These cute ladies were shown strung from a ribbon. Fun, quick and easy!
Monday, October 18, 2010
I also wanted to mention http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/ is having a Holiday Quilt Show Contest soon- starting Nov.14th. I started my quilt today!
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
A few years ago, my kids' school did a funraiser that involved putting their artwork on a variety of items. Mugs, pillow cases, boxes etc. were all choices as well as fabric squares. I ordered the fabric and finally got around to finishing them. Part of the reason it took me so long is I was waiting for the school to do it again, so I would have more squares to work with!
Well, it became apparent that this was it. So I asked the kids to pick out fabric from my stash that they would like me to use to frame their art. I sewed them separately in case they wanted to hang it in their rooms. I pieced the borders and then sewed, right sides together, around the edges. No interior stitching so I can actually stuff each one and make them pillows later on, if they want to.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicknormal/5061601932/ Found this picture, its on flickr of a store front full of old sewing machines in Boston. Wish I could see it in person!
Friday, October 8, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
These can be stuffed with catnip for a real cat treat. My kids love playing with them too!