Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Toy Story - Part 2

these kiddos would be cute no matter what they were wearing.

but it does thrill me to see my sewing ON.
thank you Cheryl of the beautiful photos, you are awesome!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A Toy Story

I created these hoodies for a brother and sister duo who are INTO the adventures of Woody and Buzz. I purchased 1 licenced shirt, split and combined it with cut yardage to make the fronts. The bottom bands, backs and sleeves were cut from up-cylced tshirts.
Their first intials are  machine appliqued with rag edges.

 For the 'brother' I added camel coloured  stripes to the sleeve and the 'buzz' patch to the back band.
Hoodie pattern.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Lil Blue Boo & Dharma Trading Design Challenge ~Entry #4~

A matching dress for lil'miss Kennadi(14 months old), I have not seen her since last July, love how this photo gives me an idea of how tall she is and how very active, I understand the kinderlocks went on cupboard doors last weekend. There is only so many times a spice rack can take being tossed, thankfully the blender was too heavy for her although she did give it a try.

Like her sister's dress, I submitted as my first entry.
A modified Sienna pattern. I used freezer paper and paper doilies for stencilling. The queen of hearts machine embroidery is from Urban Threads. I added piping at the bodice and a few appliqued hearts. To change things up a bit, I added  rows of ruffled knit at the neckline and at the ankle of the leggings.

Lil Blue Boo & Dharma Trading Design Challenge ~Entry #3~

No mystry why  this tank top found it's way to a thrift store, never been worn!

Using the hoodie pattern from Lil Blue Boo, I cut up the nasty tank and added some bold colored knits, appliqued on some heart silouettes and TA DA-  'quacked' tops for my granddaughters.

Friday, January 29, 2010

I 'heart' this project!

Ribbon, toule &  more ribbon all tied together for pretty valentine banner. Using   this embroidery design,( same as 'baby boy banner' )but  I stitched out the font included, on my it is so detailed and lovely!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Lil Blue Boo & Dharma Trading Design Challenge ~Entry #2~

I just love this hoodie pattern, goes together perfectly everytime!
I used the method from this pattern as the design inspiration for the layered applique. The only adjustment I made, I started with the second largest leaf, applied the next smaller one, turned over the design and trimmed close to the stitching, and then repeated for the top white leaf. (redusing the weight of the applique). I then applied the largest leaf to the top, then stitched on the top combo of 3 designs.
This hoodie reminds me of the Canadian Men's Olympic hockey jerseys. It is being sent to a 4 year old boy who is a fan. (I wonder if  he will make the same connection?!---the colour is wrong, there is no player centered in the leaf, they don't have any camo or even the hint of it....)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Baby boy banner

I just love this banner, ---a perfect thing to make for a new baby's nursery. I  selected fabrics (for me, a process involving alot of humming, staring, adjusting, choosing and re-choosing) to coordinate with the decor his mom and grandma had created. Stitched it out, came out darling. Went to join the pieces---  2 hours later, all variations of bows, ribbon and trim did not a cute little boy banner make.

So I gave up on the 'tieing' and got to 'looping'
which lead to buttons, which lead to a button on each flag, which lead to numerous buttons---
--- discovering I had attached the v & i flags on in the wrong order. (can you believe that?)
A snip and a snarl, and a fiddle with button sewing, and ta da,

now just to package up and send off.  Well almost, this was the state of my sewing room--- one small project! good grief