Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Infinity Scarves

I made a few infinity scarves a few months ago and just recently two others.  You can make a lot from one yard of fabric.  I really like the first one I made, very springlike and I love the flirty fabric.  The plaid scarf was made because I had this very small piece of fabric which I loved but it was just too small to make anything to wear from it.  It's a little stiff and the fibers are a little bit delicate but I think it's a great accent piece for the holiday season and one which I will use year after year during the holidays.  This last one is a pretty floral but I just might take out the joining seam and use it as a regular scarf as it seems just too stiff.  It is pretty though and if I add a pin or something shiny, it will be very dressy.  (pictures coming soon).

I used this free download from Simplicity for some general measurements.  How to Sew an Infinity Scarf

Sunday, July 12, 2015

T-Shirt Dress

I have had these two t-shirts for a very long time with the intention of sewing them together into a dress and then decorating it somehow.  The T-Shirt Dress portion is done and now I'm ready to get creative.  My idea is to paint a square for the front and I think I have some muslin pieces which I painted years ago that just need some images stamped on them to transform them.  Here is the T-Shirt and when I dig through my past painted muslin base, I will post that and hopefully not too long after that, I will post what I add to the muslin and then hopefully, not too long after that, I'll post the finished dress.


Saturday, July 11, 2015

Sewing Scarves Tonight

I don't know what has taken me so long to finally sew these up but at long last here they are.

The cream/red/black/red plaid fabric is something I purchased from Emma One Sock and I could not decide if I should cut it in half and make a longer, thinner scarf or cut it in half and add a different fabric to the back. But, in the end I just sewed it up! Now if I could have just done that a year and a half ago, I probably would have been able to wear it through two holiday seasons.  It's nice to know I am ahead of my holiday sewing!


This next scarf is the second (and third) one I've made from from stretch knit I found at Joann's this past winter and my plan then was to sew some up for holiday gifts.  I didn't quite get them done in time for Christmas but one was ready for a Spring gift.  One is going to a friend at work and the other I haven't decided whether to keep or give away.  Maybe my daughter will spy it this summer and take it home with her.  I'll keep you posted!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Cards and Such

I have been creating a lot of different things lately and have not really had time to post so I thought I would start with a heading and upload a few pictures here and there.  I probably will have to upload in reverse order but it's a start.  Finally jumping back in to the blog!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

BEHIND THE PICKET FENCE - in Costa Mesa with GinaMarie

A couple of weeks ago my good friend GinaMarie and I took a ride down to Costa Mesa to visit a vintage market.  I was very good about not buying too much but oh, the cute things I left behind!  I did buy a couple of tiny clutch sewing kits made from leather which I plan to add some metal paint to as well as decorating the leather portion.  The inside still contained all the needed sewing needles, thread and small buttons.

I thought I'd include the links to some of the shop owners' cute displays I came across.

www.threespeckledhens.com Located at the Paso Robles Event Center and having a sale on October 4 and 5 of this year and May 2 and 3, 2015.  Mark it on your calendar!
 www.frenchatheart.com French at Heart.  Very cute french jewelry items, including french patriot saints incorporated into her jewelry.
www,fancyfeatherdesigns.com  Handmade pillows, tote bags and wine bottle bags using some fresh designs.
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www.marylisatreats.blogspot.com      Lisa Rainey Marois selss silver place setting she picks up at estate sales.



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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Shrink Plastic Pins

I made a few tie pins for co-workers a few years ago and never took photos or posted.  That is now on my list of things to do!  I have some extra pins at work that I need to photograph and upload.  In the meantime here's a link to some really fun projects as well as detailed directions.

Shrink Plastic Photo Jewelry

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Little Girl Tags - aka Girl of the Moment

I had a little fun stamping these cute little girl images on some handmade tags I made when I had some leftover heavy cardstock.  The girl with the cape is a Unity Stamp and the party girl is from Stampendous.  

This first tag is just stamped and colored with markers.  I used some bold funky colors for my supergirl image.  I think they show the awesomeness of girl power!  

Unity Stamp - Girl of the Moment

I wanted to try a little something different and used some shimmerpaint and tried to patiently wait for it to dry before I could stamp the girl. 

Unity Stamp - SuperGirl!

For my party girl I painted a little white gesso on the tag and punched a border.  The gesso really made the colors stand out against the white manilla cardstock.  So cute!  


Birthday Girl Close-Up

Party Girl Tag