Monday, January 28, 2008
Ellie decided to sew some felt mice and stuff them with catnip. According to one auntie, the cats love them.
Getting the kids started on this stuff earlier should go on my list of things to remember next year.
Friday, January 25, 2008
And Norma, I'm very impressed - you've already mastered the skill of taking pics of him for friends in the outfits they've handed down to you. You learn fast!
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Santa brought my little crafter a threading loom this year. It fits inside perfectly with her lacing cards.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
This little guy looks like someone who lives at my house.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
I believe blackbird spotted this little beauty. The lace on the pocket needs some stain removal, but I love it - not exactly practical for cooking. That may explain my attraction to the fancy ones.
More vintage hankies. Again, for a project that doesn't yet exist. I looked at the blue one for ages trying to figure out the initial and finally realized I was looking at it from the wrong side...
The heart one is calling out for the perfect Valentine project.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
There were vintage hankies to be had. With Chinese on them no less. All are for projects that don't yet exist.
This, however, was the find of the day. All of these were crammed in a quart sized baggie for $2.00. When I opened it up at home, the selection was better than I thought. Lots of vintage goodness, buckles, mother-of-pearl, the list could go on.
I spy anchor buckles of which there are two, a button with flowers and several that are blue.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
A stitching close-up (sorry it's so dark - the shirt had been mailed by the time I realized how dark it was). Done in split stitch with 4 strands of floss. Note to self - do whiskers in only two strands next time.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Now I shouldn't mention that part of the reason this didn't get made ages ago is that I was waiting on a measurement from her... The pattern calls for a piece of fabric the width of the mattress to which both organizers are attached and since mattress sizes vary slighlty from manufacturer to manufacturer I didn't want to just measure my bed and call it a day. I settled on this as a way to make sure it would fit:
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
- full apron for myself
- wool felt tote and purse
- candy bowl done with papers Trish brought me
- trick-or-treat bags for the girls
- some sort of Halloween quilt
- smocks for the girls out of Santa fabric
- tote using vintage Christmas house fabric
- apron using vintage Christmas house fabric
- new Beatrix Potter cushion
- fabric Christmas trees for girls' dollhouse
- nightgowns for the girls and their dolls using cherry blossom fabric
- pajama pants for Chris, Glenn and me
Make a dress form out of duct tape(this blog is called Martha MACGYVER for a reason, you know). On a related note - locate article on this in my Threads back issues. Also, beg Trish to come visit soon to help with this.
Make 2008 The Year of the Skirt and finally sew up all the fabric I've set aside for my summer alternative to shorts. Know that Tim Gunn, Stacy London, and Clinton Kelly would be proud.
Learn at least 2 more stitches on the serger to improve my current status as a one stitch wonder.
Figure out how to add links on the side of my blog. Add this to the list of things I'll ask blackbird and Angie to help me do.
Looks like a full year.
Happy New Year everyone!