Thursday, November 4, 2010

This and that

I always seem to have more sewing projects on the go than I probably should and I find that sometimes I need to mix things up a bit.  Quilting has be predominant for me the last while, but I find I like to throw in the odd small sewing project along the way.  Flipping through some sewing books, I decided to divert myself with a couple of fun, smaller sewing projects.  A scrappy new pincushion provided some instant gratification, (pattern found in this book)
 along with a place to keep my hand sewing needles.  It's making crafting more organized for me because instead of searching amongst my pins for the needle I need, I know exactly where my needles are.
 After perusing Weekend Sewing, I couldn't resist trying out this slipper pattern from Heather Ross.
 My version was made using the embroidered bodice of a thrifted linen dress and a felted sweater for the soles.
 The quilting cotton I used for the lining are the only new materials in my slippers.  Re purposing always makes me happy!
Besides these small sewing projects, I've been finishing up some needlework projects and started thinking about my upcoming blogiversary - I'm thinking a giveaway is in order.  Stay tuned on that.   Wishing you joy in whatever you put your hand to, I'm off to do some sewing. ;o)

12 comments:

  1. Darn I just got rid of a bunch of felted sweaters. What a good idea. Cute too.

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  2. well. If you do a giveaway, make some slippers just like yours, size 6 and pick my name. ;)

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  3. Those smaller sewing projects are a wonderful change to making quilts!

    The slippers are adorable! You‘ve so cleverly used thrifted materials!

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  4. What fun projects, Katherine. I love smaller projects that can be finished up - gives a feeling of accomplishment more quickly than those big projects. ;-) Love those slippers, your toes will look great AND be warm (with the felted bottoms).

    I like the looks of your old thread in the jars too. I've a bunch of my sewing stuff stored in jars as well.

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  5. I don't know if there is an answer to having too many projects at one time. Our brains go faster than our fingers! LOVE the slippers!

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  6. I love the peek a boo red dots! Are they cozy? I have seen pattersn out there for these just haven't had a chance to narrow down much less attempt them

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  7. Those slippers are amazing!!! They would match Sarah's new PJ pants in red/white polka dots. Love them. You always have such great re-purposing ideas.

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  8. I would do that too: a list of different sewing projects that I'd have! I haven't quilted in a while though. Instant gratification is great sometimes! I enjoy your blog very much ^_^ Virginie from vivibijoux.com

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  9. The slippers are so lovely and feminine. I like how you turn around and come up with different projects. I bet that after these projects, you are refreshed and ready to get back to the main body of your work. I think I should dedicate a pin cushion just for needles because I am always looking among the pins.
    Those slippers are darling!

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  10. I love your scrappy pincushion! And the slipper is so lovely! You're right, small projects are the right ones that give this nice and good feeling of instant gratification!

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  11. those slippers are beautiful! It was good luck finding the linen top to use, I love the lining.

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