Monthly Archives: October 2009

*making a pillowcase apron*

This will be ‘in a nutshell’ for now ! :  Cut along 2 seams of pillowcase: along length of pillowcase then  turning the corner with your scissors continue cutting along short side seam.  Open up fabric. Trim around raw edges to remove old thread and attatched pieces of fabric.  Since the bottom of apron panel is already hemmed now hem sides.  Pin peats into top of panel.  Make waistband using double fold tape method.  Sew waistband onto top so that waistband is 1″ wider on each end.   Make two ties 30 ” long.  Sew the length of each tie finishing  one end of each tie also. Place unfinished end of each tie into sides of waistband while enclosing the raw endges of the ends of the waistbad with it. Sew ties into ends of waitband. I will come back and edit this tutorial when i finish the other 10 aprons I am in the middle of making !

DSC02578

4 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

sewing for kids…

…there is nothing better.   This is for Jake who is 5 and has stunning red hair. i sew so slow that it actually took me hours to cut, pin, press, and sew this. (on the way to his party we bought him some freshy new crayons to place inside!)

Here are some other things i’ve loved making for kids i know :

Bonnets using Amy Karol pattern

Bonnets using Amy Karol pattern

book pillow

book pillow

baby hats

baby hats

baby ball using anna maria horner tutorial

baby ball using anna maria horner tutorial

4 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

sewing vs. nature photography

must stop taking pictures and start sewing projects for christmas!!  Maybe some new fabric will get me going.  i’m planning on making crayon rolls, utility aprons, and scarves.

 

ginko leaves

ginko leaves

caterpillar

caterpillar

sunrise

sunrise

3 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

halloween treats

milk chocolate and white chocolate-dipped pretzels…easy handmade gift. i love them with coffee.

chocolate-dipped pretzels

chocolate-dipped pretzels

so good !

so good !

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized