Wednesday, February 16, 2011


My to-do list seems to be working, as I have actually been quite productive this week!

As you already know, I can cross #2 off of my list- the little gnome is stitched up & riding dinos.

I've been working on the custom work for my friend Nicole, and am slowly seeing progress.  It's a cat bed in the shape of a fish.  Well, it isn't right now.
But it will be.

From my work today, I thought I'd share with you a few tips for sewing fabric to foam:
#1  Use a heavy-duty needle.  Foam is thick!
#2  If you are sewing fabric to only one side of the foam, you need to put something on the foam side also.  If you don't, the foam gets stuck & won't feed through your machine.  My pattern suggested tissue paper.  I didn't have any in the house, so I used wax paper which seems to be working fine, though tissue paper might tear away a bit easier.
#3  Just don't do it.  You will get frustrated.  You will want to hit a wall.
(Or do.  But don't say I didn't warn you.)

So that's that.  At least it's getting done!

Instead of sharing a pic of the fish which is not yet a fish, I will leave you with a previous project that was a success:  
a sweet little towel made from Melody Miller's newest line of fabric:  
don't you just love the pom-poms?


  1. You are a lot like Joy the Baker, except you are Caty the Crafter. :) I LOVE IT and I LOVE YOU!

  2. oh I love the trim! Such a super-cute tea towel!

  3. Thank you so much! Such a great fabric line...I can't wait to make an apron & placemats!