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21  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Skirt for Gramma's Holiday on: February 01, 2012 09:23:46 PM
My project today was a skirt for my m.i.l's upcoming trip to the Honduras in April.  This is a surprise for her, hope she likes it.  It's just a 1" elastic waistband so it will be easy to pull on/off, over a bathing suit, or whatever  Cheesy

22  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Fleece Hat on: January 31, 2012 01:37:58 PM
I decided to take a break from the usual sewing today and whipped up this fleece hat..It was a quick and ez pattern, done in no time at all.  I want to make a big fabric flower or something to attach to it but decided to put this bat on it for now  Cheesy Cheesy

23  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Toddler Jacket - Elephant's on parade on: January 27, 2012 04:59:07 PM
This was my project today and I really enjoyed sewing it up because I adore this elephant fabric  Grin  Fully lined with a nice, soft flannel.  My old camera doesn't pick up colour too well, but the buttons are very bright colored!  This is a 18-24 month size jacket. (ut oh, I just previewed my pics and noticed my green button on the bottom is not lined up properly...going to redo that now  Embarrassed Embarrassed )

24  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Market/Grocery Totes on: January 25, 2012 01:30:15 PM
Finished these 3 large market totes for a lady.  The lady wanted quite large ones, so I cut them 22" x 22" and the bottoms are squared off although you can't tell by the photo, they're just kinda hangin' there  Cheesy Cheesy  I line all my grocery totes with a heavy duty canvas and they wash and last for a really long time.  My own have been washed and used constantly for groceries for almost 2 years and are holding up beautifully.  I found an alternative to expensive heavy canvas and that is the canvas painter's dropcloths.  Cheaper and heavy duty  Grin  I have all kinds of fruit and vegetable fabrics for these bags, and sold them like crazy at last summers local farmers market. Going "green" one bag at a time  Grin

25  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Little gal stuff on: January 23, 2012 06:26:19 PM
I've been working on stuff for my summer market.  The little girls stuff is the most fun  Cheesy The fabrics and patterns available now for little gals is just so enjoyable to work on.  I have another 10 yards of this skully fabric left from last year and have been using it for various sewn items but am finding that I LOVE it made into little gals outfits.  I had a few yards of this sparkle silver fabric on the shelf and it works perfectly as a trim to the sparkles on the skully fabric. 

I will be doing a personal swap with someone from the board who has a baby girl so this past weeks sewing has been inspired by that.  These patterns came from ViolaLee patterns on Etsy.  Her patterns are simple and make up quick and she's always available via email to answer questions promptly, which I really appreciate.

The following 2 are the little bloomer skirts...love this pattern!

26  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Aprons, pinafores and bibs! Pic heavy on: September 28, 2011 02:59:30 PM
I just posted the adult size aprons on the other forum and thought I would put up some of the kids stuff I'm getting (or have already got  Cheesy ready for my end of Oct. sale).  Sorry about the weird look of the aprons that I hung on Matilda, my mannequin top I made last night.  I don't have a kid size one (have to find someone to let me wrap their kid in duct tape  Grin Grin)  I did a variety of sizes and styles of kids stuff. Thanks for looking.  (I hope I get grandkids soon ... Cheesy Cheesy )

This is a body bib that fastens with velcro straps around legs.

Reversible art smock...child can put it on themselves and fasten with velcro in front

Toddler pinafore

Size 6 pinny

27  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Aprons and things....Pic heavy on: September 28, 2011 02:40:48 PM
These are some of the things I've been working on.  I had my hubby wrap me up in duct tape last night  Grin so I could make Mathilda my mannequin top  Cheesy.  He was a good sport  Wink She will be a work in progress (I see with one apron her boob is sticking out LOL) but I was able to use her to take some photos.  Sorry bout the some of the photos, a photographer I am not  Embarrassed  I do a sale every year at the end of October. I also have a huge amount of bags ready and some other things. Kept me busy the past couple months!  Many of the patterns I purchased on Etsy...I love that place.   I will post the kids aprons and things on the kids forum.
The first pic is my helper..he stuck his furry little face up at me  Cheesy Thanks for looking!


28  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Hats, hats, hats!! on: January 31, 2011 02:39:54 PM
I'm really enjoying sewing after so many years (have packed up all the art supplies for awhile) and have been enjoying sewing a variety of things!  The past few days have been hats!  The two with the brim are both lined with funky material (forgot to take pic of lining) and they have on top self-covered buttons to match.  I have a few nieces/nephew in their teens so I think I will mail them off to them and hope they enjoy them, or their friends...not fussy who, as long as someone wears them  Cheesy Cheesy

Thanks for looking!

29  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Need help with some alterations.... on: January 30, 2011 02:57:06 PM
I can sew BUT I've never done any major alterations to anything and I would love to get some input from all the talented seamstresses on here and I see there is a lot of you!!  Any and all input welcome on this. Thanks in advance  Kiss  Kiss

Ok, I bought this dropwaist cotton dress cheap, cheap, cheap for a warm weather holiday in April but it is too tight across the bust area....need to add a couple inches in there on the top part.  The good part is I bought one more that was available in a smaller size to use the extra fabric for the alteration, if necessary so I have lots of extra fabric to work with here.  I have no clue how to add the extra bit in for the bust area.  Everything else fits great on it.

30  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / First fleece hat on: February 24, 2010 03:25:51 PM
Ok so I'm behind the times making one of these but I'm a painter, not that much of a sewer anymore although I'm incorporating a lot more sewing into painted art projects...it's kind of fun and people want to pay money for it, I'm game  Grin

I wanted to make a few of these for friends so my first one is for my Thursday night curling buddy...she's only 29 and she likes things with ears and horns and skulls so this is what I made for her.  Will give it to her at our game tomorrow night  Grin
My poor little dancing dog doesn't have a very big head for modelling  Roll Eyes

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