Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Crafty Tuesday - So Close

I took some time tonight to exercise some frustrations on my sewing machine. I came oh so close to finishing this cute little bag. If only I had remembered to buy FOUR D-rings instead of TWO. Brilliant. Easy fix, once I can make it to JoAnn, but a little anticlimactic nonetheless.





Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Crafty Tuesday - Finally

I've been a little lax in finishing up this project, but I finally completed the cover for my KitchenAid on Sunday. I would have been done sooner, but I accidentally (stupidly) cut a huge gash in the side of the fabric. So, it's a little less wide than I had originally planned, but it turned out ok. Yay!!



Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Crafty Tuesday - Here I Am!

Not a ton of crafty progress made over the last week. I did spend an evening working on the mixer cover that I've been covering (unfortunately) for the past three weeks. Here's a few shots of the progress...

Three pieces longing for some attention:






















Up close and personal look at my first time freehand quilting - it was a lot more daunting than this anal-retentive-color-within-the-lines girl would like, but after a few minutes I was having fun!!






















And here's a sneak preview of what took up so much of my time over the weekend. The color inspiration and the new wall color for the sewing room.


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Crafty Tuesday Part Deux

Last week I showed pictures of two sewing patterns that I ordered. They arrived on Saturday, but there was entirely too much moving of furniture and de-cluttering rooms to do anything but place them in the sewing room.

In anticipation of today's post, I had to get my butt in gear... I'm starting with a cover for my KitchenAid - the pattern is actually for a breadmaker cover, but if I did the measurements correctly, it should still work. Last night, I was able to start cutting fabric - Yay for Progress! I was thrilled to have so much floorspace to be able to lay out the fabric. Having ventured into the realm of quilting over the past few years, I had forgotten what it was like to actually use a pattern and scissors - it's completely different when you rely solely on a ruler and a rotary cutter!

Here's some shots of last night's progress. I'm hoping for more time this evening to cut the lining and maybe start sewing a little.



Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Tuesday Crafting...

I posted yesterday about the quilt that I just finished. Looks like I should have waited one more day!!

Take a look at my new pretty button on the left for Crafty Tuesdays - hosted by Pink Ric Rac. I'm really looking forward to it.

So here are my Crafty Tuesday thoughts for this week... I'm feeling a home decorating mood coming on, so I ordered a few patterns yesterday, here's what I found at Simplicity :
















I'm looking forward to heading to the fabric store to find some inspiration for the patterns. JoAnn mothership, here I come!

Monday, August 20, 2007

It only took me five years

Finally - knocked one project off the list on Sunday. I started this quilt for my niece before she was born... she turned four in May. Talk about procrastination!

Here it is:



We also have a few other house projects in the works - one of which may turn into a sewing room for me. More on that later.

Monday, June 04, 2007