Monday, January 25, 2010

Fabric fabric everywhere

I raided my mom's fabric stash last night and came home with a paper box and two Wal-mart sacks full of fabric to play with. I'm particularly excited about a 6 yard (ish) length of vintage pillowcase fabric that I think will make a very pretty skirt (mom wasn't too excited about that idea - "but it's for pillowcases"). I can't wait to get caught up on my other projects and get to work on that one!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

That's my bag, baby.

I finished up a new purse tonight, using the Sprouts Hazel Hipster pattern by Trish from Two Peas in a Pod. I had the opportunity to be a tester on this pattern back in November and I loved the bag I made so much that I wanted another (and, actually, I have fabric already to make a third and maybe even enough scraps from one of the three to make Princess the mini version). This one will "go" a little better with my purple winter coat.

I also got some new toys in the mail today that I can't wait to play with - some new feet for my sewing machine including a ruffler foot. It looks really intimidating, but I know once I figure the thing out it'll be great for making ruffles on dresses (among other things) for Princess.

Next up: some flannel jammies for Mokey, Princess and I and then I've got a couple of tops for myself and two dresses for Princess that I'm really excited to get to work on.

A quick little skirt

I am taking part in a group project this month and the "challenge" I guess you'd call it was to make something from a free pattern or tutorial (or, I guess, make up your own pattern - the free part was the requirement). I decided to make this little skirt for Princess. I looked at this tutorial but all I really used from it was the number of squares to put in each row. The fabric is 5" squares from a fat quarter bundle from JoAnn's (I may make another later from a charm pack so the squares are all different). I think I'm going to embellish the tee with something - maybe some applique from the left over skirt fabric.

A picture backlog

I finally got around to taking pictures of my Christmas projects. I got all of them except for the Snuggie I made for the hubby, but well, if you don't know what one of those looks like - picture a really long robe, worn backwards and that pretty much covers it.

First up are the baker's hats I made for both kiddos and the matching apron for Princess (Grandma Cookie made Mokie a Thomas apron last year for Christmas). The hats are from a free pattern from and they were really easy. Mokie's is red and blue to match his Thomas apron. The apron is McCall's 5720. Princess is really into "sweeshies" (better known as fairies, specifically Tinkerbell and friends) so her apron and hat are made of Tinkerbell fabric (it's a little big, but she'll grow into it).

Next are the playsilks I dyed for the kiddos. The turquoise, purple and green were Kool-aid and the pink was Wilton's gel coloring in Rose (Kool-Aid didn't have a good pink). The kiddos mostly use them as capes and have Superhero races around the kitchen.

I also made I-Spy bags, but I can't get a good picture of them. I based them off this tutorial, but I made a few modifications.

Monday, January 4, 2010

I still haven't gotten around to taking pictures of my holiday projects, but check out this awesome giveaway over at Sweetie Pie Bakery:

She's giving away a sushi set! It's too cute for words.