Tuesday, October 27, 2009

happy birthday!

It was time to pull out the birthday banner again, I love this banner and the idea of it.

This banner is made up of old jean pockets from the whole family, I then wrote on the pockets with a paint pen, I did not like the look, so I sewed on some binding over the marking and think that was a better match for the denim. My friend who was making theese with me used the paint pen and they turned out great, it was just a difference of fabric. Give these a try they are fun and easy.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

baby boots

Apparently I love to make shoes, there are so many easy fast and cute patterns that I can't resist. What I like most is taking a pattern and making it my own. Found this boot on this cute blog, saved it a few months ago waiting for the time to use it....well my cousin had a baby boy and they live in a cold climate so....camo boots for baby Trevor.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

weekend sewing frustration

I love getting books from the library, thumbing through them and looking at all the beautiful pictures, and projects created by professionals. These books make us think we can do it too....well sometimes we can and sometimes we can't. I had a problem with The Guest Room Slippers, I made the largest size, I stood on the pattern to see if it would fit and it seemed close but I was willing to give it a shot. I could not find anywhere in the book or the on the pattern pieces if you should cut a seam allowance or if it was included, also when piecing the she together there was not reference to a seam allowance, so I made the smallest that I could since they were already close to not fitting, some of the instructions were confusing but I have made enough shoes to keep going. In the instructions she refferes to a buttonhole and a carpet in the last step, I have no idea what she is talking about? Well the shoes came out cute as can be BUT THEY DON'T FIT! So I loved them enough to modify the pattern and give them another try...I am pleased with the result but as you can see in one of my pictures I have the first pair which is the smaller one and then the revised size, its not just a little.....it's SO small..... still love the book and will try some more projects with caution.