Sunday, January 30, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
I finished my Crafty Book Challenge - January project! I actually made 2 projects from the same book (Sew What - Fleece!) I used a bright purple fleece from Joann's (the buttons are from Joann's as well) and made up the Cupcake Hat and the Neck Warmer. I also made up a pair of wristwarmers. I have seen these all over the internet and I saw a fleece pair on etsy that I tried to replicate. I love my new set - and it was super easy to make! Make sure you stop by and check out what everyone is making (just follow the link above). :) Next up is some serious reorganizing in the sewing area. Then I'd like to work on more small clutch bags for my friend's shop and a purse for myself! :) Happy Sewing!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Sew What - Fleece. I'm also making a hat and maybe gloves or wrist warmers. Should have the whole set done by the weekend :) What are you working on?
Saturday, January 22, 2011
I went to Joann's this morning and used one of my gift cards. I got a few new patterns, some purple fleece, buttons, thread and the new issue of Stitch Magazine. This magazine is so worth the price, you get a bunch of great projects with full-size patterns. Here are a few I'd like to try from this issue:
Friday, January 21, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
After I finished my top, I decided to start work on the Crafty Book Challenge. I wanted to make something from my new Amy Butler book, but I didn't have enough fabric for the bag I wanted to make. Once I started going through some other books, I realized I already had a project started! Ages ago, I cut out the Folklore Bag from One-Yard Wonders. Then I put it away and never picked it up again. It was even interfaced! I did a little bit more work on it today and I plan to work on it in the mornings before work this week. I also cut out another top, this time it's Vogue 8634 in a teal slub knit from fabric.com (they still have some right here). If I get my bag finished by the weekend, I'll sew the top up then! :)
Sunday, January 9, 2011
This tutorial really helped me get started. It came out really good on the main hemline, but the sleeve hem looks like it has a big bump running down the middle of the stitching. I think I just need a wider needle and it's not something that will bother me too much, since I just love this top! :)
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Finally figured out how to post my flickr favorites in the style that I wanted :) Sorry if this showed up on your blog reader a few times - I think I have the kinks ironed out!
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Sunday, January 2, 2011
I realized I forgot to show off the sewing items I received for Christmas. Lots of great projects in the Amy Butler book and I have seen this Jalie pattern made up already here and was dying to get it! I may need to make a trip to NYC to get just the right fabric for a spring running outfit! :) I also got 3 Joann's gift cards - can't wait to use them!!
First project of the New Year is cut out and ready to get started, it shouldn't take too long - pictures soon!