Friday, June 24, 2011

Summer sewing

I'v been wanting to make some cute summer dresses for my 10 year old granddaughter. I got her input with what  fabric she wanted, she said animal print. So I compromised and got a pink/black leopard print and this bright summery yellow and orange floral print with her favorite design, a peace sign. I hope to get them started this weekend.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


I had some left over drop cloth material from the table runner's my sister and I made recently. So I made a couple of purses. They turned out really cute. I think I'll send the smaller one to my granddaughter, its the perfect size for her. I have more idea's already about other purses and maybe even a diaper bag. 

Mr Bear

I made this adorable bear and matching blanket for my daughter. She is expecting her second baby and son in just a few weeks now. But I couldn't post it until she actually got it. She lives in Iowa, so I sent it home with my sister when she was visiting me in California recently. Today they had a little party for my daughter and she got the bear. he is. I made him with this adorable fabric that looks like vintage cowboys. Excuse the  office supplies there in the background!

I also made a bear for my mom for her birthday back in April. I used the fabric that compliments the apron I made her for Christmas. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Crocheting again

Okay it's been a while since I've picked up my yarn and crochet hooks. Since I'm not sure yet what I want to sew next I thought this was a good time to make something with the stash of yarn I have. I found this cute top on Ravelry that I can make for the spring/summer months. I'm already on row 10, it starts working from the bottom, then up. I'm using a green 100% cotton yarn. I'll post some pictures of my progress soon.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

One of my future sewing projects

This is the fabric I would like to use for the dress from Sew Serendipity. It's one of many that I love love love in Patricia Bravo's Bohemian collection at Hawthornethreads. I spend waaaay too much time looking at all this fabric.

Twirls in Sun

Sewing projects

Bought some more fabric recently and was going to make a dress from Sew Serendipity but decided to make another Kimono dress. I really like the ease of wearing this, and I can dress it up for work. The accent fabric was in my stash and worked out perfect. Can't wait to wear it.

Back in the sewing room...

Got some cute fabric from loraliedesigns and made this sewing machine cover.