April 29, 2008
April 28, 2008
April 27, 2008
Greta, my new dress form, did a fantastic job modeling my new shirt!! Wish me luck! I could win some really nice prizes. Winners will be announced May 6th - keep your fingers crossed!
April 26, 2008
April 25, 2008
Here is who I have for posting on your blogs: Val, Kerri, JillyTacy, Giabella Designs, Dani, CathyJean, Ang, By Light of Moon, Susan, Patty, Tammiemarie, Katie Bella, Sarah, Zoe, Mrscjallen, Quirkykim. If you have posted on your blog but do not see your name, let me know ASAP. I want to make sure you are in the drawing Saturday morning!!! Thanks.
April 23, 2008
April 22, 2008
I found an apron at a thrift store locally and got it for 75 cents. It looked old and like it would need some repair. I hadn't done anything to it yet, but I had thought about tearing it apart and changing it up some. Well, after seeing this in the book, I CAN'T DO IT!!!! I have a great apron at a great find, so I will love the apron in the state that it is in! Crazy!
Bottle cap pincushions
A pincushion that looks like an egg!
This beehive pincushion is too cute to put pins in~~~
A IS FOR APRON BOOK:
A more modern approach to a clothespin apron:
I have this material in a light blue - Love it!
This is a child's apron in the book, but I would wear it!
This is the next apron I plan to make myself. I will wear it around town and to bed too!!
April 21, 2008
April 19, 2008
I made the holder so it had two individual pockets...........
Like this one...........
But I also put velcro down the middle of the two pockets. The velcro allows me to open the entire pocket to holder bigger projects, patterns or fabric.
I used the rick rack my partner gave with the fabric and thread to make a strap, so if I want to hang the holder I can......................
Or I can lay the holder flat if I want to. I love it! It was really easy to make and ALL from one fat quarter. I am so glad I participated in this swap.
Cut out two circles (I used a bowl to help me out)
Cut and sew ONLY one end of side strips together. You want the other end open to pull through and turn right side out.
Cut tiny snips around edge of circle and attach with pins. Sew completely around the circle. Once finished with the top of cushion, attach bottom of cushion to strip and repeat.
Once sewn, cushion will look like this. Turn cushion right side out and stuff. Sew up open edge on side. You did it!!!
Now my cushion may seem thick, but I know two things: I want the cushion fluffy and the cushion will flatten as I sit on it!!. Once I run to the store and stuff some more filling inside, I will sew up the edge. I also plan to put a button in the middle on each side to help squeeze it down a little too. What a way to break in my 100th post. Back to work! More projects await completion!
Here is my name and what matches the letter:
T- Tape (Rosie "We Can Do It" Tape Roll)
R- Retro Liquid Measurement Magnet
A- Aroma (Victoria's Secret sample perfumes)
C- Card (Rosie the Riveter Tin Card)
E- Elephants (Pink Elephant Shot Glasses - too funny)
Y- Yellow (Rosie the Riveter Gift Wrap)
BONUS ITEMS: Spice Girls CD came with the Victoria's Secret sampler. I have been rocking out the Spice Girls tonight thinking back to college days! Good times!!! I also got some yarn type thread and some chocolate candies. Yum!
Thank you so much Debbie for your time and effort into making a package that is all about me. I loved everything in it. I even plan to decorate the Victoria's Secret box and use it in my craft room. Thank you!
April 18, 2008
My first zipper ever. Pretty easy to do!
Toughest part of the project! Had to turn the entire wallet right side out. Tough!
If you are interested in making this wallet as well, stop by here. The pattern is called Girl's Best Friend Wallet. Took about 3 hours to do. Our organizer had the material cut and interfacing attached - so add that in your time frame! Let me know if any of you make this and send me an email with some photos. I would love to see what your wallet looks like.
April 15, 2008
I finally got a chance this evening to sit down and cut out all the fabric for the Bend the Rules Swap. I didn't expect to get most of the embroidery completed as well, but that was a bonus. I still need to add some french knots on the embroidery, but those of you working on the bag know that no progress comes until the embroidery is done. Not to mention this is my FIRST time embroidering, so I am pleased with the progress!!! I may not get another chance to touch this bag until Saturday due to some papers and projects due for school! What a relief to have the bag started though!! Here are some pics of the fabrics I am using and the embroidery pattern I used.
The fabric may seem almost gray, but it is actually a light brown. Weird how my camera makes it look gray.