This is my first time posting one of my finished quilt projects projects here. I made this last winter as a Christmas gift to myself - my second-ever quilt - and then my daughter stole it because she loved it so much. Ah well, tis life! Anyways, it's pretty plain and simple - just 8x8 blocks sewn together, the binding is also the backing, made from Amy Butler fabric that I love.
After a trip to the ER early last Sunday morning, I was diagnosed with Gallstones, and told to eat very little to no fat (fat is what brings on the more than painful attacks). For the last week, I've been trying to avoid fat like a crazy woman, and have been having a hard time coming up with meals to make that are low in fat that aren't just plain chicken (or fish, which I'm not a big fan of) or purely veggie based (not that purely veggie meals are a problem for me).
Does anyone have any tried and true low-fat recipes they'd be willing to share? If you do, it'd be most greatly appreciated (I'm a meat eater, but definitely wouldn't mind trying some vegetarian recipes!)!
In Daisy's instructions, it says to make sure to block the sweater before seaming. From what I've read previously - I have it in my head that blocking acrylic is pretty much useless? Am I right in thinking this?
Should it really be blocked - or can I leave it as it is?
Ok, so here's the story/problem/issue. My daughter spilled grape juice on one of my fairly new, stark white maternity t-shirts last night. I applied stain remover right away, which almost got it all out, but there was still a faint purplish spot. I also noticed, that for some odd reason, the red pepper juice from when I was cutting some up for the salad for dinner last night, also didn't was out. Ok, no problem, I had a bleach pen, I'll just bleach the spots out!
WRONG! I applied the bleach, and left the shirt in the bathroom to sit for a few minutes....to remember over AN HOUR later that the shirt was STILL sitting there with the bleach on it!
I rush to rinse it out, to end up with a mix of small and HUGE yellow spots all over the front of this shirt! NOT good at all!
So, crafty guys and gals - what can I do to fix this shirt?! I can sew, but I suck at applique, and I've never tried stencilling before. This shirt is just under 2 weeks old, and being a maternity shirt, was a bit on the pricey side, so I REALLLY don't want to throw it out!
I'm currently 3 months along, but am starting to "grow" out of all my clothes. I am getting frustrated at the lack of nice maternity clothes for curvy girls, and the lack of patterns to top it off
Does anyone have any ideas/sources for clothes I could make/buy/alter to fit/look cool/cute/funky? I consider myself to have pretty good sewing skills (I made my own wedding dress - which was for when I was 6mos preggers with my daughter - long story).