Friday, December 26, 2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014
My daughter is somewhat of a klutz. She has pretty much put holes into every pair of pants she owns. Being Miss frugal I can't just throw out the jeans when they still fit so I'm on a mission to patch up all that need a little TLC. This is the first pair I've gotten to so far. I used my Go baby cutter and the rose of Sharon template. I also use heat and bond and iron them to the jeans before I use my machine. I drop the feed dogs and free hand close to the design edge. Sometimes depending on the room in the leg it is a little tricky keeping a straight line! It looks like I had a couple cocktails on a few flowers but who's looking that close? I'm sure my daughter will have a new hole in them sooner than later!
Friday, December 12, 2014
Sunday I was looking up a fabric store that I was going to take a drive to sometime this week and on the website it said new location in my town!! It is actually about 2 miles from my home. So monday morning I was there bright and early and it is a huge place with all kinds of designer fabrics. Next thing you know I spent 2 hours roaming the aisles and it felt like 10 minutes. I'm not sure if having a store so close to my house is a good thing or bad thing....I've already been there twice this week! The lady said didn't I just see you?? I might just have to get a part time job there but my paycheck would go right back into their hands. I picked up this riley blake fabric, I'm always looking for unisex colors for brother sister outfits and who doesn't love red and aqua together?! I also picked up some stuff to make more outfits for my daughter she is outgrowing everything lately.
I pulled out my Portabellopixie "claire" pattern and made 3 peasant tops for her. I love shirring and the rolled hem setting on the serger makes finishing the edges so quick. I also used the sweet polly's play clothes pattern for the skinny leggings. She has plenty of black pants for the blue top but I need to make something for the apple top. I could pick up some more of the sleeve fabric and make some ruffle pants....I haven't made her ruffle pants in forever she had a bunch a couple years ago and we just needed a break from ruffle pants. I actually have been trying to find a real classic trouser pattern with cuffs but not seeing anything. I suppose I can try make up my own.
Friday, December 5, 2014
I finished my daughter's outfit. The black Tee and red sweater are from target. I embellished the Tee to match the skirt, I just love the red deer fabric so much. I love red and teal and red and pink together. Sometimes I wish I was a kid again so I could wear this outfit! I also have a huge weakness for polka dots and it is hard NOT to buy every polka dot fabric I come across. Maybe a multicolored polka dot quilt should be on my to do list. I've been so busy this last week with orders my Christmas quilt hasn't been touched since I last posted about it. Maybe this weekend I can work a little on it. My poor family is missing me I've been in my sewing room all the time! This time of year I do find myself sewing more than any other time of the year. Our weather has been so cold I guess there is nothing else to do than sit in the house and sew!
Thursday, December 4, 2014
I love my new machine. I got the opal 690Q. I've been a husqvarna fan for at least the last 15+ years. My first was the Rose then I upgraded to the designer1 and then 4 years ago I bought the Ruby. I've been wanting a backup machine to be able to use while embroidering and let me tell you life has been great being able to multi task even more! My productivity time will be much more improved and hopefully that will mean I can create more in a shorter time.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
I also added 2 new items to my Etsy shop. I had made my daughter a halloween candy bag for trick or treating and it turned out so cute I decided to made a couple to sell in my shop. I just love them.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Here is a cute Santa pillow I did a couple weeks ago. The santa is from urban threads it was a bonus secret santa from an order I had placed and I love the vintage feel of the design.. I am making a set of Christmas towels with the same santa for out bathroom so I'l post when they are done.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
I can't remember if I started this quilt last year or the year before...wait I think it was the year before. That's right last year at this time I was recovering from a big hip surgery (PAO) and I don't think I was able to sit comfortably at my machine until February and then it was very short periods. I was going through everything because I just switched rooms in the house and now I have the largest room for my sewing studio! In the transfer and organizing I came across a few, ok many, WIPs. Since I try to make a Christmas quilt every year I figured this is a good time to finish this one up. Sometimes I give the quilts as gifts and keep some for myself. Living in Minnesota one can never have too many quilts laying around because the minute you sit down you are looking around to grab one and snuggle up under it. The fabric is not something I usually reach for when shopping but there was something about it that I liked. I guess depending on my mood that day you really never know what I'm going to come home with. I try to get colors and patterns I don't always migrate towards right away. If I went with what usually catches my eye every fabric in my stash would be pink and polka dots. Hopefully this long holiday weekend I can finish this up and add it to one of the sofas for this christmas season.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
I am working on redoing her bedroom. She was tired of pink and wanted it purple so I have been sewing pillows and a quilt and trying to figure out curtains. I just finished 4 big pillows to line her daybed and I love them they are huge @ 26 inches.
I started her quilt but she has just informed me she thinks quilts are too bumpy so she wants either a duvet cover or a smooth comforter. I figure I'll continue the quilt and instead of making it a full size to cover her bed I can make it more a lap quilt to lay across the end of her bed or over the arm of the daybed. Either way the quilt will not go to waste, it would even look nice in our living room with the colors I have picked. Now onto getting fabric for her curtains and a comforter.