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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Vintage British birds tea towel to adorn a skirt??? YES!! PIC HEAVY! on: December 17, 2008 04:00:04 PM
So my parents had this very kitch tea towel my whole life,it stole it one day ,and petted it and wanted it to live a better life,it was so splendid to dry tea cups  Wink

I just could never think of a way to make it more splendid

Until I decided that appliqueing the birds onto a skirt I had cut out and ready to sew,from teal baby cord could be the answer to my re incarnation of the tea towel

I free hand machine embriodered the birds in the end to hold them down,rather than satin stitch applique,I used embrodery theads which are so shiny and bring the birds alive, in my opinion  Smiley

I finished the hem on the skirt with emerald green satin bias tape and some very ancient ric rac,which again....I may have stolen from my Mums sewing basket,I guess she once put it on a dress for me  Wink

Some close ups of the birds now  Grin

The bias tape trimmed facing pleases me too

THanks for looking i would love to hear,read your thoughts on this skirt!!!
12  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Black and white and polka dots woollen clutch..... on: December 17, 2008 03:49:12 PM
THis was from the Amy Butler pattern Downtown clutch

I made if for my daughter to give to her friend as a birthday gift!  Grin

It is woollen check fabric scrap I had,lined in green satin and topped with an oversized polka dot bow!!

Her friend adored it!!!!!!!!  Grin   Grin  
13  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Gone a bit applique happy... (ton of pics) on: December 12, 2008 10:31:59 AM
They are all fab!!!
Isn't applique addictive ?? Grin
14  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Timtex help please on: December 09, 2008 02:20:59 PM
Hi I have an Amy Butler pattern in my hand and have cut out the thing.....it now tells me I need Timtex or similar...I am in the Uk and have no idea what this product is or does or what I could sub it with...help this Mama make a gift for her DD's friend on time!!!
15  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: BROBEE ; the little green one *YO GABBA GABBA* on: November 15, 2008 03:05:42 AM
lovely!  Grin
16  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Ottobre dress...tunic...ish apple heavy on: November 10, 2008 12:10:55 PM
So I made the "Dolly dress" ish.........Ottobre winter kids 08

I cannot seem to do patterns fully  Wink I always tweak and modify  Wink

Here is my son...sooo happy to be modeling a dress  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

Close up of the apple applique

17  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Yoked kokeshi top, 'pilgrim' minidress, big 'ol scoodie + random Ottobre (pics!) on: November 06, 2008 10:17:29 AM
I love it all,who couldn't?  Grin Cheesy

I am totally loving the yoke dress to death  Shocked Grin
18  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Up cycled girraffe lambswool longies and hat!!! PICS!!! on: November 06, 2008 10:16:26 AM
Mary the hat/hemet is a free downloadable pattern on Ottobre  Grin  Grin  Grin


I should have put that in my first post I have made one in hemp fleece and now this  Grin
19  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Up cycled girraffe lambswool longies and hat!!! PICS!!! on: November 06, 2008 07:58:37 AM
OK I found this very strange and unpleasant ladies twin set in the charity shop ,but it was giraffish and brown...two good things  Wink

So super fast serging fun this afternoon turned it into..........

and matching longies

A cheap credit crunch busting, eco sound, half an hour for sure  Cheesy
20  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Habitual Kimono Wrap on: November 06, 2008 07:55:04 AM
Really lovely!!!!  Grin
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