Thursday, February 28, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
|Every time I'm at my local quilt store|
I see this doll...
|And I think how easy she|
would be to create,
however I haven't made her yet.
I need to make this soon!
|I also see this fabric journal holder.|
I love all the pockets.
One with zipper and one without.
Just so much I could do with this!
|Another one of those projects I see and think|
how easy it would be to make,
yet I've not made it!
Now I'm challenging myself to make
these two projects before month's end!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
Sunday, February 24, 2013
|Made this zipper pouch from the book|
|I loved this canvas material|
and didn't know what to use it on.
I'm happy with the end result.
|Same ribbon I used on the fluffy bunny.|
|I still need to tack up the corner pieces|
to completely finish this project.
|Once done then the pouch will have|
a boxy bottom.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
|I absolutely love this sweater dress!|
Its soft and warm, but the sleeves are awful!
The flared part make this dress
impossible to do anything in!
No cooking, crafting or sewing can be done
while wearing this frock!
|So I have a bunch of charity shop jumpers|
that need to be put to good use!
I plan to attach these sleeves on my dress!
|This will make a HUGE difference!|
The one important thing;
I'm using ribbed sleeve of blue jumper
to replace ribbed, flared sleeve from dress...
Ribbed, they stretch the same way.
|As you all can see, the width of|
blue sleeve is narrower
than the grey.
So I will need to pin them snug.
|All pinned and ready to...|
I've removed the platform base
on the sewing area so I can
slip the sleeve onto
the sewing arm base, for a smoother sewing experience.
|I'm careful to remove the pins so to avoid sewing over them!|
|I'm using a zip zag stitch too,|
to give it a bit of stretch ability.
|Done with one sleeve,|
now the next!
|No need to bind the edges, as the double seam I made|
around sleeve arm will hold the fibers, enough.
If i had a serger machine, I might
serge the edges, but it's not really needed
for this project.
|A nice enough finished seam!|
|Now it's ready to wear!|
|Today is a perfect day for it too...forecast is snow and rain,|
Thursday, February 21, 2013
|Spring is on the way, so|
I made a chocolate bunny!
|Ok, so maybe it's not real chocolate,|
but it's soft and cuddly!
|I got the pattern for the body from this book,|
but I didn't add antlers (as seen on book cover)
and I sorta made up my own face for it!
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
|I made this ladybug zipper purse from|
Lots of fun projects in it!
|Had it not been for my Mother,|
I may not be arts and crafty!
She bought me my first sewing machine
the year this photo was taken!
I actually used it to create the ladybug purse!
It's over 25 years old too!
Mum passed away nearly 9 years ago!
I miss her!
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
|Found this at an estate sell|
near a friend of mines house
near Petersburg, VA
What a great treasure!!!
|It's in mint condition!|
|With all the parts to it!!!|
|I also found this|
within the downtown area
at a local pickers
estate sell flea market!
|So many great wooden pieces|
to pick over to make
cool stuff with!
|What a great day of picking!|
Monday, February 18, 2013
|Silly Stuff inspires me,|
like this big blow up tube of paint!
It's just too weird and that inspires me!
|Sparkly stuff inspires me too!|
And pink hearts!
|These trinkets and treasures|
I have on my desk
especially on days I'm 'stuck'
|Natural light upon crystals|
break my struggles into
wonderment very easily.
Have you just taken a few moments
just for you,
to sit a do a bit of meditative,
Try it soon.
It's good for you!
Sunday, February 17, 2013
|It's like a 'find waldo' page...|
can you spot the baby in all this
jungle of toys?
|It's cold today|
in my loft so wee lad
needs hat and extra socks!
with all the frilly, fancy new
baby toys out,
the 'simple' toys still win out!
'Rubber Duckie I Love You'
|I wonder if he knows instinctively|
that his Nana is a zany sorta lady?
|I think he enjoyed his over night stay with Nana.|
I'm so glad my daughter and son-in-law were able to
celebrate their wedding anniversary, away, overnight
so I could spend such a special time with my wee grandson.
LOVED EVERY MOMENT WITH THIS CUTIE