Way back in the Spring, I saw on Craft a post about a totally awesome Spock quilt. Event though there was a tutorial on how to design the quilt, I thought, gosh, I wouldn’t know where to start. I showed it to some co-workers who thought it was awesome and that it would be a great gift for our boss, who is a Trekkie extraordinaire. But ethics being what they are, it really wasn’t appropriate for me to make it for him. Fast forward to Octoberish when our boss announced his retirement in early December. I immediately thought of the quilt and did a search to find the post again. Lo & behold, not only did I find the original post, but I found that Carol, the brains behind the blog Funthreads, had started a really amazing, simple to follow, quilt-a-long! It made the whole project a lot less daunting. … Continue reading
Last night Caleb came out into the living room carrying one of his small chairs. M: Caleb, what are you doing? C: Mommy, I want to show you how much I love you! M: Ok… C: (climbing up on the chair and reaching as high as he can) I love you this much! M: Wow, that’s a lot! I love you too. How about we put the chair back now? C: I love you all the way to the moon and back! M: Well I love you all the way to the sun and back. C: Mommy, we can’t go to the sun because it’s too hot and we’ll get burned. Caleb has been bugging me for a little while now to teach him to sew. On the surface, this is adorable, and oh golly gee, he wants to spend more time … Continue reading
Baby gifts completed: 2 Quilted Pillow Covers completed: 6 Cosmetic bag completed: 1 Total items completed: 9 Total items currently in process: 3 Days left in the month: 15. Items left to complete: 21. Days left until Small Business Saturday when I plan to reopen my etsy store (Did I forget to mention that?): 11. So, I’m a bit behind, but I’m happy with my progress.
Cross posted from patternreview.com Pattern Description: (from the pattern envelope) MENS’, CHILDREN’S AND BOYS’ MUSKETEER AND PRINCE COSTUMES: Tunic-length, lined doublet has collar, long sleeves and cuff variations; doublets A, B have belts and cap sleeves; doublets B, C have contrast sleeve and cuff; doublet C has contrast collar; loose fitting, pullover, lined tabard has mock sleeves, applique and back opening slit; cape E has contrast lining; all garments have purchased trim; doublets A, B have purchased crowns; doublet C, tabard D have purchased hat with feather and sword. Pattern Sizing: Boys’ sizes 3-4, 5-6, 7-8; Mens’ sizes S, M, L, XL. Pictured/reviewed is a modified version of doublet A in boy’s size 7-8. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes/no. I made significant modifications to the pattern to get a specific look – but it looked just like … Continue reading
My friend, Valerie, got married this weekend on the beautiful grounds of the Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg, VA. Helping her devise items for the wedding was quite a treat. This was one of our “concoctions” so to speak. We found this amazing vintage washstand at Chartreuse & Co, a monthly vintage tag sale up in Fredrick, MD. There’ll be a post on that soon too. Inside the upper bowl are little bottles of bubbles, and in the bottom, flowers floating in water. The side pockets were designed to hold the programs using all materials I had on hand – linen from my old kitchen curtains, some embroidered linen upholstery samples that worked with the colors and floral designs on the invitations and brown grosgrain ribbon. Pretty, no? P.S. This is a To-Do list project.