Sunday, September 30, 2007
Let's hope it at least resembles the pictured garment when I'm finished.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
What a perfect time for a meme. Christina tagged me to tell you eight things about myself. Here goes...
Now I'm tagging these people who I'd love to know eight things about:
Don't feel obligated to dish though.
This post is also a good time to acknowledge the Rockin' Blogger award Cidell gave me in August. Thanks Cidell! I'm supposed to pass on the torch, but so many people have gotten this award I can't keep it straight who hasn't.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Yarn always brings the kitties out. Sorry, Kitty, these aren't for you!
Have a great weekend folks.
Pattern information: One Skein Scarf from Stitch N' Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker
Yarn used: Patons Classic Merino Wool
Pattern rating: Easy Peasy!
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Remember this debacle? I have to be honest and say I was more than a little disappointed. The experience put a little doubt/fear of knits in my mind. So this pattern sat cut out for a few weeks before I rallied up the courage to make another attempt at sewing knits. I used a lot of the advice I received after my first failed attempt. In particular, I used a walking foot and ditched the stretch stitch in favor of the zig-zag stitch and overlock stitch on the serger. Guess what, it was a success! I can't say I feel comfortable sewing knits. I think I need a few more successful knit garments before I can say that. I can say, however, that I can sew knits.
It definitely helped that I used a good pattern, Simplicity 3678, View A. I had to take in a few inches at the waist and hip, but that was the only alteration I made. I'm happy I faced up to my fear of knits because I love this dress. The cut is so flattering and so comfortable. I have plans to make View B and C, at least sometime before next spring.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Simplicity 3622, View D. I actually cut out the fabric for this last night. I'm slightly concerned about my fabric choice, but I'm just going to see what happens and hope for the best.
Simplicity 3678, all views. I actually made the short sleeve version this week. Look out for a pattern review and pictures soon. You can probably figure out that I liked the pattern if I plan to make the other long sleeved views.
McCall's 5466, View C.
McCall's 5477, View C. I plan to sew this up in velvet or corduroy. Diann has this on her short list too.
I've also been itching to make a quilt for a while. I am having the hardest time choosing the fabrics though (too many choices!). I may just give in and buy a quilt kit. Would that be so horrible?
Happy Saturday everyone.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Why, it's Olive and Archie! They were excited about meeting Corinne. Would she accept them with loving arms, they wondered?
I think she did.
Doll Pattern: Olive and Archie from Wee Wonderfuls
Fabric Used: Quilting cotton and flannel from Joanns
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
I know you all have been on the edge of your seats waiting for these pictures. To see more, visit my flickr page.
I feel like I've finally gotten back into the groove of things around here. I've been sewing and have plenty to show, but you'll just have to wait on the edge of your seats for those too. Don't worry, you won't be waiting long.
Monday, September 03, 2007
The picture above is a view from our hotel in Santorini. Incredible! I made the skirt I'm wearing out of some linen using a pattern I made from "Sew What Skirts!". This skirt and the dresses I made were perfect for the hot breezy weather. I'll be posting more pictures of our travels this week after I catch up on things around here (sleep being number one).