Wednesday, November 18, 2009

100% Recycled 100th Post

For my 100th post I have been trying to find something extra special. The other night I had the mother of all headaches and decided that supper would be from a can, beef chow mien to be precise. As I was washing out the cans for recycling I was noticeing how shiney and clean they were and since my can opener removes the lid with out rough edges I was popping it on and off as I was waiting for supper to heat up. The light bulb went on (advil must have kicked in) and I thought it would be cute to make coasters that would fit in the can! So the next day I pulled out some recycled supplies: the fabric was a skirt in its former life, the cotton towel was a rescue from the thrift store, the paper on top of the can was the inside of a junk-mail envelope and of coarse the can! that beautiful CAN :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Seed Sack (part 1)

Okay, I bought these hideous linen pants at the thrift store last year, NOT because I wanted to wear them but because of the cute embroidered seed packets on them. I was cleaning out my sewing cupboard the other day and decided to make something. It all looks well in the picture, but it ended up to small to hold actual seed packets, my machine was not threaded right and I had bad stitches and I found out that burlap is not so fun to sew. I will be trying this again with different fabric.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ready for Winter

I actually took pictures of this scarf to do a tutorial but I'm too lazy to upload all those photos and add directions, so Its just the finished product. I LOVE this quilted scarf, I made it last month and we have had a few days that were cold enough to enjoy it. I bought my first jellyroll of fabric to make this and only used half. The inspiration for the scarf was this coat I found at a yard sale this summer. Yup! I'm ready for winter

Monday, November 9, 2009

Did Someone Say Chicken?

Before the little green swine, I was dabbling with this chicken. I could not find a good pattern that I liked so I ventured into the scarry land of MAKE YOUR OWN. This is the result. It has some serious beek issures and lets just say that I had to rip and re-sew its chest 4 times to get it where I wanted it to be. The wings are actually pockets that are suppost to hold eggs or chicks but I have not gotten that far and I may never because around that time I found the pig and got sidetracked. I have Attention Defecit Hyper-sewing Dissorder.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Pig Softie

With all the talk of Swine flu, I thought it would be good to get cozy with a safer variety. This is a pattern which was origanally made from felted wool on but I had different ideas, I re-eally wanted him to have spots along with his flowers but I could not get friendly with the french knot and I was too lazy to google "french knots for dummies" . I think I may have to make another one because my son grabbed up on him to put in his locker at school?!?... well thats what he said, but I have been around long enough to know that 16 yr old guys don't just keep cute things in there lockers unless they plan on giving it to someone?? hmmm