Sunday, November 29, 2009

No, I'm not sewing day and night....

Just lazy about posting. Here's some of the stuff I've made in the last month.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

House Latest!

Back to posting- now that I have photoshop on my laptop!!!!! Here's the latest house progress.

Monday, October 12, 2009

OMG they finished the house!

Just kidding...but thanks to my husband's love of photoshop, we can start to pick out exterior paint colors. What do you think?

Friday, October 9, 2009

New Birdie Sling- Now 25% smaller!

I'm really enjoying the original Birdie Sling I made a few weeks ago. But it's REALLY big- so I copied the original pattern at 75% and made this smaller version. I also photographed the steps for anyone interested here.

Now off to make the next project- a shower curtain for the new house made from this Amy Butler Lotus fabric.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Silk Flower hair clip

I love local Austinite Amy Barber's flower hair clips, so I tried my hand at one myself. I used some various silk flowers, disassembled them, then sewed them back together with beaded detail. Then, I added some feathers and hot-gluged the whole thing to a hair clip- voila!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Bubble Pouch

My husband thinks this is totally useless- but agreed it's cute! For make-up, or a phone? This is from Keyka Lou- the site is great because the patterns are download- able, just pay and print! She also has great sewing tips and tutorials on her blog. I used Alexander Henry fabric on the exterior.

House Renovation continues.....

It's coming along...only 6 more months :-(

Friday, September 25, 2009

Hourglass Pillow!

I had so much Lotus fabric left over from the Birdie Sling, that I was able to make this great Hourglass pillow from Amy Butler's free downloads. It looks pretty sitting on top of a floor pillow I made a while back using some Ikea fabric.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Amy Butler Birdie Sling

Jebus! I can't stop sewing! I finished the Birdie Sling from Amy Butler- using some of her Lotus fabric. I love it! It's really big though- I think I will resize it down to 70% and make another.

Elvis Costello tribute pillow

I made this pillow by tracing the cover art from "My Aim is True." Inspired by Sumblime Stiching

Sunday, September 20, 2009

House Renovation

The new upstairs was framed last week. Only 6 more months to go! To see the progression, look here.

My next Project

I'm going to start this tomorrow, wish me luck....

Embriodered Portrait

Inspired by Sublime Stiching- an embroidered portrait from a Daniel Clowes comic.


A cute, but HUGE Wild Flower Pincushion. Free pattern found here.

All Day Tote

Just finished this bag from Lotta Jansdotter's "Simple Sewing." I used inside-out denim for the exterior and some Amy Butler fabric from the Midwest Modern collections for the interior. This was my second attempt- the first bag was very floppy. I discovered Pellon, decor weight fusible interfacing - it's my new favorite!