Sunday, February 24, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
I finished the gift set for my friend this weekend and they came out perfect! Hopefully I will get some pictures taken this week to post up here. I also received some of the fabric I ordered and more is on the way. On President's Day, I broke down and got this pattern (I can't resist the 99 cent sale) and some more fabric to make for a beach cover up before I go to Florida. I hope I have the time for all of my projects!
I promise some finished object pictures and fabric pictures in my next post...by the weekend!!!
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Here is a sneak peek of the projects I'm working on this weekend. First up is a gift set for my best friend who is turning 30 this week. I'm making a tote bag and two zipper pouches. I love the fabrics I'm working on for this, the outer fabric is a soft green canvas from Joann's and the lining is a purple print also from Joann's. Everything is cut out for the set, so all that needs to be done is to sew it together. My next project is going to be a hat and tote bag for my trip to Florida in March. Good thing this is a long weekend, I have a lot to work on! I'm also expecting some fabric in the mail this week for another gift. More detailed pictures will be posted as the projects are finished!
Also, the little pincushion in the middle is from etsy seller dottyral. It's an emery pincushion which is supposed to help keep your pins sharp. :-)
Sunday, February 10, 2008
More like a learning experience...this jacket was SO CLOSE to coming out perfect! The parts that I thought would be the most difficult (the collar, the sleeves) weren't as bad as attaching the lining and the jacket along the bottom. Everything else came out good, but this just wouldn't work. You can see in this next picture how funky it looks:
However, like I said, this was a learning experience. I think I will try this jacket again, but my fabric choice will be different. The apple corderoy and the slippery lining fabric did not want to work for me. If I do this pattern again, it will be in a lightweight denim with a cotton lining. Aaahh cotton...so easy to sew with! I did make this ipod pillow for my room, which came out pretty good:I am feeling pretty proud of myself that I'm not letting this unfinished jacket get me down. I saw this skirt made up and I think I might try it for my next big item. I might even get the same fabric...it's called Katie Jump Rope! It'll be perfect for next month's trip to Florida!
In the meantime, I'm going to work on some simpler projects. I think this will go together easier next time, but I have many other items I want to work on and I like things that go together a little quicker. Look for some bags and a little hat for Florida and for some work to begin on the Anna Tunic and the wrap skirt mentioned above. Have a great week!
Thursday, February 7, 2008
I promise their will be more frequent updating and more pictures soon!