Thursday, December 22, 2011

Now for some finished projects!

So despite the long list of unfinished projects, I still insist on starting something new. Sometimes it's nice to whip up quick, easy items that satisfy the sewing urge without expending too much time.

Unfinished projects.

To make myself somewhat accountable to finish that long to do list, I thought maybe by posting pictures this would spur me on to show you all the end result.
So here we go! A mug rug with a screen printed mug. Binding for mini quilt. Toddler skirt with screen printed bird pocket. Hexagon placemat.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Fernie Christmas Craft Sale

I headed back to Fernie last weekend to sell some wares. In the past, when it comes to selling fabric at the market, I used to just bring fat quarters and 1 yard cuts as it was easier to cart around. This time I dragged all my bolts of fabric down and had a cutting area set up. It was pretty successful! I am not sure I would do that every market, but when space allows, it does seem worth it. I also didn't make any children's clothing this time and stuck to small items like pouches, stroller blankets and simple patchwork pillows. I also had pretty good success with up-cycled slouch hats and the fur lined aviator hats. Most of all I had a great time hanging out for the day with M.C and J.B, my crafty counterparts. It was also really nice to visit with so many familiar faces. Despite the good times to be had and a profit, I think it will be that last time I do a market in Fernie. It is time to get things going here in Kimberley and move on. To all those in Fernie, if you are reading this, thank you for all your support and kindness! I will miss you all!


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Tiny Pouches

I found a great tutorial for making quilted pouches from One Shabby Chic . They are so simple. No fussing with lining and they turn out so neat and flat. I followed her tutorial for small pouch then modified it to make a camera pouch. They are going to make great stocking suffers!

Some Furry Hats

I have recently started sewing some newsboys hats using a pattern from

It is by far the best hat pattern I have tried and wanted to make one for Quinn but.... It is the middle if winter. He has not a whole lot of hair and not always cooperative with keeping hats on. So I was thinking that somehow I needed to have earflaps and fur lining. Faux of course. Then I remembered a great pattern for an aviator hat from Betz White found in a Stitch magazine (Spring 2010).  The first one turned out too small (I had sized it for 12 to 18 months) but I didn't take into account I used really thick furry fleece. So I made the toddler 2/3 and it almost fit me! Mind you I used scant 1/4 inch seems. The next one I used the 12 to 18 month size with a quarter inch seem and top stitched all the seems to keep them flat and provide strength. It looks pretty cute!