Saturday, May 25, 2013

"Cutie" clutch

Take a look at my new clutch endeavor.

This is my first one, and went to my Mom.  I'm sure there will be more to come.  The frame and pattern came from this shop.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

"Sisters' Ten" May Block

It seems that May has been a month where I've needed to take a break from sewing.   I really wanted to accomplish sewing the quilt block for the sew-along I'm following, however, so this evening I started -- and finished -- the Sisters' Ten Modern Block of the Month for May.  It is called "Aunt Eliza's Star.  I don't have an Aunt Eliza, but I do have many wonderful aunts from across the States, and world.  For my quilt, I'll call this "the Aunts' Star."

I did manage to get a Mother's Day (yes, it's late!) project finished over the weekend, but as it is in the mail to my Mom, I'll only give this peek at something purple.  Any guesses, Mom?? ;)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

It's been too long!

It's time to get caught up with my sewing journal here!
I've finished two projects in the past week or so.  The first is a fun cafe apron, with a pocket featuring vintage embroidery.  Here it is...
I love using vintage features in my projects.  This piece was from what I believe was a dish towel.  It did have embroidery on both ends, so perhaps it was a small table topper??  

Whoever did this embroidery did fine work!

I'm calling it the "Pancakes for Breakfast" cafe apron.  I'm planning to sell this one.  
The other project I finished was part of a the Across the Pond Sew-along I am participating in.  The pattern was for a patchwork scarf.  At the time I just could not come up with a good combination.  This Saturday when shopping at a local fabric store I found three bins in the back with sample pieces of fabric.  The samples included different colors of each design, and I thought it would be perfect for the project.  So ... here is the "wild" patched scarf.

I'm not sure what the fabric line is, but it is a silky type fabric, and has a nice drape to it.
See why I call it "wild"? :)