Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Quickie ornament for the office tree. I had to make the felted balls because I find any pre-made red ones. It wasn't hard, come to find out. I was going to cover them in some sequins but it didn't look right.

Here's hoping I get a trophy!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

finished quilts!

Unfortunately it's been too rainy to take photos outside and my apartment is too small!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Did someone say, "giant cathedral window?"

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I haven't sewn or done much crafting in ages, several weeks, because I was adjusting to a new job and all that comes with that. I get twitchy when I don't craft! Two weeks ago I sat down and made a skirt. Last weekend I cut out fabric for two skirts and a dress, bought some fun printed embroidery panels at a Mexican flea market in south Texas, and buckled down to finish the commission quilts I didn't get done before the new job started.

Doing the hand-stitching on the binding is both boring and soothing. Also, I have the most amazing callouses on my fingers.

Friday, August 26, 2011

yellows and greens

The beginnings of the second men's shirt quilt.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

1930s orange DWRs

Inspiration for a project that feels almost (but not quite) impossible.




I always have too many projects going at once. It's nice sometimes though to have something quick and little so that you feel like you're accomplishing something.

These are for a new little baby friend by the name of Daisy. I didn't make a daisy out of lazy daisy stitches on the booties because of that, but it all makes for something ridiculously cute.

These are made from Simplicity 2867, a reproduction pattern. It's two pieces of felt with two stitches--one up the back seam of the upper and then a big oval to join the upper and the sole. Easy as pie.