Friday, January 29, 2010
Do you remember the fusible interfacing that was too stiff for the bag I wanted to make? Turns out it is the perfect interfacing to use for cap brims!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
The good news is that I am now on a up to date system. Wahoo! Also, I have a bit of sewing to share. Here's proof that when I finally cut into my extra special hoarded fabrics I will make something that I truly love. Have I mentioned how much I love wristlets? I find them so handy and a fun project for combining fabrics. I used mostly Amy Butler fabrics in the latest one - with a bit of freehand machine applique on the front.
A layer of quilt batting makes the appliqued leaf shape look puffy. On the flip side, I added a piece of vintage ric rac to tie those stripes and paisleys together.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
How has your new year started off? Big plans for the upcoming months? Did you make resolutions at the year's start? I don't exactly, but I do like to take the time to map out some goals and think about what I want the year to include. Right now, all that stuff is still floating about in my head. I must get it down on paper - especially all my quilt ideas for the upcoming months. ;o)
I was so excited to find these Joel Dewberry prints and then discover they were 50% off. What a treat!The last time I posted here, I mentioned that I had another hat on the go. Here is the latest new hat I wore to work in 2009. Same pattern as the brown one and the red wool one. I used a drapery weight cotton blend to make this one. I reversed the fabric for the crown of the cap and for the upper band. I like this bit of contrast. I do think I should have interfaced this fabric because it's quite a bit softer in structure compared to my previous attempts.
I hope you're not getting sick of seeing hats... that's right, you guessed it, I'm working on one right now and have plans for some more. I think part of the appeal of hat making is the short turn around time. A few hours in the evening and the next day I'm wearing it!
Hope your 2010 is off to a great start!