Archive for December, 2008

Seams to Me…

DD and I were at Barnes & Noble yesterday for an American Girl event and…well, I bought myself an early Christmas present: Anna Maria Horner’s Seams to Me.

I wanted to do every single project in this book but chose the Bo Peep skirt for little girls (or boys, what the heck, right?). It turned out so cute! (You have to squeal that last word to get the full effect)

Fabric: front and back panels are Erin McMorris’ Park Slope line, side panels are Robert Kaufman’s Another Iota, ruffles are Jackie Shapiro/Moe 3 (can’t find link online), and the ruffle trims are ZipaDeeZoo (Lyndhurst Studio)
Pattern: see above

Note: picture must come later. I realized that MrCatHead has the cord that links the camera to the computer…and he is on a business trip out of the country!

December 14, 2008 at 2:42 pm Leave a comment

Something for myself

Here’s the beaded sash I mentioned earlier:

Beaded Scarf

Beaded Scarf

Close-up of gorgeous fabric

Close-up of gorgeous fabric

Fabric: Amy Butler’s Lotus: Sky/Temple Garland
Pattern: Amy Butler’s Sash with Beaded Fringe

December 7, 2008 at 11:00 pm 4 comments

Cowboy Apron

Yet another gift! (I’m the model.)

Cowboy apron

Cowboy apron

Fabric: Alexander Henry’s Red Star Rider
Pattern: modified “Psychedelic Squares” project from A is For Apron

December 7, 2008 at 10:50 pm Leave a comment

Elephant Bag

Even with help from the flickr group for Last-Minute Patchwork Gifts, I was confounded by the wee elephant, Peanut.

So I decided to make use of the templates for the elephant’s body and ears and put him on the front a bag I was making as a gift. I stuffed the body with a bit of fiberfill to make him stand out a bit from the body of the bag. I forgot to photograph the contrasting fabric on the inside of his ears. And I can’t do it now because it’s already wrapped!

He looks so cute! I’m going to make more. Definitely. LittlestCatHead has already requested one.

Close-up of Elephant Bag

Close-up of Elephant Bag

Lining for Elephant Bag

Lining for Elephant Bag

Fabric:Heather Bailey’s Fresh Cut for the elephant himself and Erin McMorris’ Park Slope: Lime Circles and Stems for bag with a simple muslin lining (I have a lot of muslin to use up!)
Pattern: modified from Last-Minute Patchwork Gifts‘s Wee Elephant project

December 7, 2008 at 10:42 pm Leave a comment

Bedside Pocket

Bedside Pocket

Bedside Pocket

Simple muslin lining for pocket

Simple muslin lining for pocket

Fabric: Japanese canvas with Alice in Wonderland motif
Pattern: modified pattern from Amy Butler’s In Stitches and Lotta Jansdotter’s Simple Sewing

The way my daughter’s bed is designed, I had to make straps which velcroed to the back of the pocket. I lined the back and the pocket with muslin.

December 7, 2008 at 10:24 pm Leave a comment

Winner!

“Pugslet!” Hey! I emailed you about winning the Give-Away. Please send me your address so I can send you your goodies. If I don’t hear from you in the next couple of days, I will have to pick another winner.

December 7, 2008 at 9:59 pm 2 comments

Sew, Mama, Sew! December Giveaway: seasonal bag

Sew, Mama, Sew! December Giveaway

It’s time for the December Giveaway, hosted by Sew, Mama, Sew!.

I thought I would keep with the seasonal theme and make a little bag with some colorful, Christmas-y fabrics.

Comment today and you just might win this!

December Giveaway Drawstring bag

December Giveaway Drawstring bag

Closeup of Michael Miller fabric

Closeup of Michael Miller fabric

Lining for Drawstring Bag

Lining for Drawstring Bag

I’m also throwing in a little surprise gift to the lucky winner! And since there have been so many blogs signing up, we’ve been asked to let this Give-Away run til Friday. Woohoo!

Note: Winner will be chosen at random. I ship continental US only. Please remember this ends midnight (Mountain time, US) on Friday! LittlestCatHead will help choose the winner by choosing a number.

December 3, 2008 at 12:03 am 253 comments

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