Archive for the 'sewing' Category

my loss, her gain

October 6th, 2008

Dreaded sweater moths had been picnicking in my woolens on a sweater I never wore anyway. Armed with newfound knowledge that I could actually cut felt and it would not unravel, I’ve been turning accidental felts as well as purposed felts (in the case below) into refashioned garments. This one got a good felting and […]

honeycomb smocking tutorial

October 6th, 2008

There is a wonderful honeycomb smocking tutorial at Tumbling Blocks. I’ve had many unrealized dreams of smocking crib bumpers and purses and shirts with this pattern, but have yet to act on that dream. This tutorial may be all the motivation I need. Enjoy.

a peak at my latest sewing

September 28th, 2008

shhh… this is a secret.

its a disease

August 27th, 2008

I’ve been wondering if there were a program out there for people with a fabric abuse problem. It seems like everyone is in on the game. I changed jobs in March, moving to an office that is 20 minutes from my home versus 1.5 hrs, but it is RIGHT NEXT DOOR to Joanns. What I’m […]

no-sew tu-tu!

August 16th, 2008

One of two I made last night before… the mishap. (the other is pink)

dust in the wind

August 12th, 2008

We spent the weekend in Yosemite on the yearly family trip. This is a long standing tradition which has been enlivened as the baby boomers of 20 years ago have come of age and started their own boom. This weekend, there were 8 little ones under 8 stirring up a dust storm. I started the […]

camping dresses

August 8th, 2008

We’re going to Yosemite tomorrow. Had to sew up some quickies. Every girl needs a few camping dresses. Here’s one in field of flowers camo: up close: And another in flock of lady bugs camo: up close:

last week’s nap-time projects

August 7th, 2008

Simple smock: Another smock inspired by a japanese pattern:

this weekend in stitches

July 27th, 2008

It has been a busy week and a busy weekend, but figured I’d post some of the projects I worked on this afternoon to remind me that although I didn’t do much sitting around, I got a lot done. A smock I fashioned from an un-used men’s seersucker shirt. I had an idea what I […]

how much fabric do I need

July 22nd, 2008

I’ve seen a lot of traffic come through my site looking for “how to measure fabric for a reupholstery project” or “how to estimate how much fabric I need to recover…”. My approach is to measure the old fabric covering before buying the new fabric, as you’ll find that you actually need more supplies than […]

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