Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Making Progress

I'm nowhere near my goal, but I'm learnin' lots. 

Friday, October 30, 2009

Fabric Finds Friday no.5

Pretty fabric from Twiggy for Moda.  I love the name and my favorite pattern is the first one, top-left.  Great combination of masculine and feminine patterns.

Fabric Finds Friday no.4


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tutorial Tuesday no.4

YoYo Hearts by I Am Susie, via flickr

I just can't say no-no. 

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Smartypants Saturday no.3

This has been floating around the blogosphere for a while now, but in case you haven't seen it, here's an animation showing how a bobbin works.  I don't have a very mechanical mind, so I find stuff like this very helpful!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tutorial Tuesday no.3

photo courtesy of The Purl Bee

These are too sweet. I think these would look much better on my kitchen fridge than the ol' neon, plastic letters.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tutorial Tuesday no.2

photo courtesy of How About Orange

Love these. 

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Smartypants Saturday no.1

Welcome to the first edition of Smartypants Saturday!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Fabric Finds Friday no.1

Welcome to Fabric Finds Friday where I'll feature some great fabric discoveries.  Only one problem - however will I choose?  Isn't this one of the best parts of being a crafter... choosing your materials?

I found this great fabric from an Etsy seller and ordered a yard for my boy blankies.  It's from designer David Walker's Robots Collection.  I love how it has that old fashioned "retro" look.  The plan is to back it with a denim-blue minky fabric.  Cute!  Here's a link to David Walker's collection and a link to the Etsy seller I purchased from.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tutorial Tuesday no.1

Welcome to Tutorial Tuesday! 

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Stocking Up

I've started to sew for The Blushing Magpie shop.  I'm cutting enough fabric for six baby blankies and binkie straps. 
Next the plan is to iron them all, pin them all, then sew 'em up.  My goal is to be finished with these six blankies by October 18th.

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Workshop

My husband suggested we turn our little-used "office" into a sewing room for me. 

Friday, September 18, 2009


I needed something easy to practice with on my machine - something rectangle-ish. 

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Felt Is Not My Forte

Good thing Little Bird won't notice, or care about, my wonky seams. 

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Hardest Part

I've discovered the hardest part of sewing:  choosing which pattern to start with. 

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Oh Brother!

Okay..it's time to get serious. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Look What I Can Do

I can't believe I did it, but I did...voila!  A purse!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Warming Up

Just to warm up and get in the sewing mood, I've started a cross stitch pattern. 

Monday, August 31, 2009

So You Think You Can Sew?

So...I think I can sew. 
I think