Wednesday, December 19, 2007
I found these insoles at the local Walgreens and at $2.79 a pair, they are gonna fit the shoe (so to speak). I plan on using batting and the insoles. A plus they are washable insoles, way to cool.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
I had no idea, it's coming way to fast!!!!
I have two more pairs of boxers done (will post pixs tomorrow) and now I am working on slippers. Also with DH away on business I can sew them and have son try them on for size and he won't know. I found an easy & cool way to make them comfy - more on that tomorrow too. Also I have been asked to make a purse for a gift and that's calling it realy close!! But I love staying busy.
I know a lot of you have Christmas all wrapped up (or at least some of you) I am no where close, but I work better under pressure.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
So as to not let blogger down, I am posting an update on Christmas sewing. I finished a robe for my husband (for the picture I have the robe on my body double, my shoulders are not as broad as DH)
Can you tell DH is a Washington fan? By the way - friends and family if your reading this don't tell him. It's Simplicity 3969 , very quick and easy!! I wrote a review at pattern review . I made it in fleece and used the serger (mostly) and for the trim on the front edges I zig-zaged over acrylic yarn.This is the special order I did the other day, beautiful rainbow in fat quarters.
All dressed up and ready to go to its new home. I guess I will go and look at the fabrics in the stash, that always cheers me up.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Here's one of my partners in crime. Tessa was resting while I was hand sewing today and I just had to share this picture.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
I have had this pattern since 2000, when I made my DH some shorts (sleep/lounge shorts). Those have since worn out and now I have been told more are needed.
I found this COOL fabric at my favorite little quilt shop here in town. It's called "Madame Butterfly" in the Opulance series by Paula Nadelstern. This pair of shorts will be for DH.
And this flaming colorful fabric from the Headgear series by Fabri-Quilt will be for my son. Saying all this my DH and DS don't read my blog, so I should be ok.
And I found a cute rose & vine print in my stash for the lining. I did get the 32 ruffles cut out, yep 32. See there are 8 on each side = 16 ruffles total. I am using the self fabric as the facing so that makes 32 curved pieces. If I was using suede or leather I wouldn't need all this, just 16 ruffles. Any-who this looks like its going to be very funky!!
Saturday, December 1, 2007
The fabric in the dye is sittin' in the sun as I type and by tomorrow I will have a beautiful piece of fabric to start on my new fab bag!!
Hmmmmm, what should I line the bag with? I am off to find something fun for the inside.