Thursday, February 25, 2010
me! I won the January True Up (www.trueup.net) fabric giveaway and received five beautiful half-yard cuts of Patty Young's new Flora and Fauna line. Check out these lovely dandelion beauties. I really love Patty Young's designs, especially Mezzanine (my favorite), which I used for one of the first quilts I made (well, I made two simultaneously for my daughters and they are still just quilt tops...) So happy and grateful! I don't know what I'll use this fabric for. Maybe more wristlets? Any suggestions?
Things have been so busy at work, so I haven't been as active here as I would have liked. I've also been away from my lovely sewing desk, alas! I did manage in the last month to make a puffy skirt from Joanna Grimalva's Edith Twirl Skirt pattern (http://www.fabritopia.com/edith-twirl-skirt-pdf-sewing-pattern-instructions.html). This one looks so cute in the photo, but I've been disappointed both times I've made it. It's a bit too puffy. But I do love the fabric my daughter chose! She has very hip tastes and loves to dress like a rocker. Go girl!
Saturday, January 30, 2010
This lavender sachet reminds me of summer since I picked the buds from a friend's garden. I found the wonderful tutorial here: http://checkoutgirlcrafts.blogspot.com/2009/08/ready-to-sachet-tutorial.html. I hadn't learned yet how to close a seam, so the left side looks a bit sketchy.
For my daughter's school fundraiser, I donated these items to their annual silent auction (and family dance!) The skirt pattern is fabulous and great for beginners. You can purchase and download it from Fabritopia (http://www.fabritopia.com/evelyn-apron-skirt-pdf-sewing-pattern-instructions.html). It's called the "Evelyn Apron Skirt" and my kids get compliments every time they wear theirs.
These are two of the first sewing projects I tried, back in September 2009. The skirt is the "twirly skirt" pattern from House on Hill Road (http://houseonhillroad.typepad.com/photos/twirly_skirt/). It's a free tutorial that I highly recommend, especially for beginners. I can't remember which book I got the reversible bag pattern from, but the fabric was clearance IKEA home dec.