Sunday, April 29, 2012

Nook Cover

It was a busy week, but I managed to stitch up a cozy for the BF's new Nook.
It's a simple lined sleeve with a button and loop closure and
the fabric is from David Butler's new line.  

Happy stitching!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Birthday goodies and Give-away!

I just celebrated my birthday this past Saturday and I couldn't have asked for a better day!  
I celebrated by sleeping in, taking the day off from work and 
spending time with my family and these little guys:
inspired by Dump Your Frump's tutorial

I've been using my birthday as an excuse to buy more fabric.  Now that it has past, I hope I can bring down the fabric budget again and stitch up some more projects with what I already have in my stash.  
Even so, here is one of my self-gifted birthday goodies that I could not live without-  
one yard of this beautiful light-weight Italian wool.  I would actually like to stretch it over a canvas and hang it above the couch.  Isn't it lovely?

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Handmade Baby Gifts

My good friend is expecting a baby boy very (very) soon.  I finally gifted their baby gift, 
meaning it's safe to share the handmade goodness without ruining the surprise! 

baby blanket, tutorial found at Apostrophy Designs
"Put a bird on it!" 

handmade card, complete with little boy outfit 

set of burp cloths, self-drafted

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Hidden Treasures

A peak at what's slowly drying in my tiny apartment bathroom...
I can't wait to show you more!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Springtime Sewing: Perfect Fit Sleep Shorts

I think it's safe to say I'm out of my sewing rut!  I finished 4 projects on Monday alone. 
This is somewhat of a stash-buster; I bought the fabric in the last month but at least it's 
already stitched up into something fun & practical! 

I used the Perfect Fit Sleep Shorts pattern from the first One Yard Wonders book.  You actually draft a pattern with your own measurements.  I was skeptical at first, but it actually worked!  They fit great, and the only modification I made was slightly curving down the front waistband so it isn't so high in the front.  

A close-up of the fabric:  Little Apples by Aneela Hoey.  
I am unreasonably amused by wearing shorts with tiny little outfits on them.  


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Stash-busting Sunday: Dinner Napkins

I've been busy at the sewing machine, but not so busy with my camera.

Here's a great way to use up some or your larger scraps (and a great house-warming gift):  dinner napkins!

I cut my fabric to 15" squares, used a 1/4" seam allowance, turned right side out and edge-stitched.

My sister and her boyfriend were the lucky recipients of these, 
but I think I need to make some for myself, too!  

Happy sewing!