Sunday, June 20, 2010

Canine Couture

Woo hoo, I've been wanting to experiment a little more with knits. After seeing all of the cool things that Sachiko makes over at Tea Rose Home, I decided to experiment small scale.

I used the scraps from a previous re-make . I love the ruffles and flowers made from the knit fabric, one of these days I will get brave and fancy up some knit shirt for myself, but for now Bridgette gets some flashy doggy couture.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Mitred Corners

I love learning new tricks! Here's the latest in step by step, because I know I'll forget how I did it :) Perfect Mitred Corners

1. Cut 4 fabric strips, making sure to add extra length depending on the width of the strip. My fabric strips are 3.5 inches wide. So I need to make sure my fabric goes over by 3.5 inches on each side. Mark 1/4 inch in from the striped(bottom)fabric, this will be where your stitch starts on one side and ends on the other.2. You should have a gap that looks something like this on both ends. keep fabric folded back like this for the next step.

3. Repeat the same process with all 4 strips of fabric.

4. Fold in half diagonaly and line up the overhang. In my case the extra 3.5 inches in each side.

5. Draw a line here and stitch on the line.

6. Trim access fabric

7. Press seams down. And you have perfect corners.

That was sooo easy and fun!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Green Bag #9864

Guess what? I've been keeping a secret. I won something else at the SewMamaSew give-away a few weeks ago. I am the 9,864 th person to recieve a free bag from the Green Bag Lady. Dont know who the Green Bag Lady is? Well then you need to go right on over now and check her out. When I recieved the bag from her (along with fabric to make one more to share) I was so touched it made me all *warm and fuzzy* inside. This woman has a passion for what she is doing, and its so exciting to be a part of that. Her hubby "Bagette Dad" who does her contact/shipping etc. All I can say is that someone should give that man a cookie, lots of cookies and maybe a high five.
Anyways ..... I decided that instead of making one more bag to share, that I would make 4. One for each of my followers. I have been using my bag and I love that its light weight and fits in my purse for un-expected shopping stops. So I made these out of cotten and they roll up nice and tidy to fit in your purse. If you are one of my followers, you'll be getting an e-mail from me soon so I can mail yours off to you, enjoy and don't forget to check out the Green Bag Lady.
p.s. I havent heard from a few of you so I can give you your bag. If my message didnt get to you, contact me at kellysmith89(at)hotmail(dot)com and I will get your bag out to you :)

Sunday, June 6, 2010


Deer Freezer Paper,
You make the best fabric stencils ever.
Love, Me :)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010