- Manilas in Galaxy Sunset
Thrifted / Stash Fabric - It sparkles, It's Orange and Yellow and Pink - Spandex, I think.
- Lisette's Passport Dress 2209 in a Hunting Border Print (Rayon?) It's stash fabric again
Sally at The Quirky Peach did a cute version and her stripes at the centre pleats have me inspired. I like Wendy K's Centre Back Zipper
- I am going to finally trace Vogue 2491 (OOP) and make the vest out of a crazy stash fabric:
I have to decide which direction to run the stripe:
- Finally, I have just added to my stash: and have plans for a top and skirt:
Monday, January 26, 2015
Monday, January 19, 2015
Friday, January 9, 2015
Also known as the beast that beat my serger. Yup. The fabric that looked so easy, got caught between a rock (the feed plate) and a hard place (the blade) and jammed and threw my serger's timing down Two Left Foot Lane.
Sigh. Bye bye old friend, off to the Serger Spa for a full tune - up. See you in several weeks. (It will cost as much as the spa!)
But the scarf! OMiGawd. I am so sorry that it is destined for my coworker (the lucky duck got me as her Secret Santa) I wish I had enough for myself too. Look at the fabric!
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
And now, it's 2015 and I have been welcomed (open armed) into the online realm of sewists! I have joined a club:
Tumbleweeds In The Wind: Announcing The 3rd Stashbusting Sewalong! Bring on 2015!
and I have committed:
My son and DH helped me install a powerfully supported shelf in my sewing room, with a closet - rod for my patterns.
There was no way I was going to share the before picture. I couldn't get to an angle from which I could do justice to the nearly a ToughMudder of a course I had to get through.
I am so happy with the result. It's liberating and inspiring. Bring on the 2015 stash busting challenge!
Friday, January 2, 2015
Thursday, January 1, 2015
It's no secret that I adore my Sister in Law and dote on her daughter. Living in a house with boys at all stages (baby, tween, husband, and Father... and a boy-dog to top it off) means I desperately cultivate my girly realms. A's pink dresses and ribbons and bows are like a cool drink of water on a hot summer day.
I can't say no to SIL and when she asked me to craft something out of her baby blanket I followed suit and said yes and accepted the package. SIL was thinking "a purse" or an accessory for her dolls, but when I unpacked the TINY beautiful Minke (a silky fleece blanket from the fairy land of new babies) I could only imagine extending the cuddle.