Yesterday was the start to Joann’s big President’s Day sale. So, of course, I made my way to my local store and stocked up – lots of machine needles, a new machine duster, a yard of pre-shirred daisy fabric, and almost of a yard of bridal satin found in the remnant section of the store ($1.50). I also picked up 5 Simplicity patterns – 3867 (I love the top), 3833 (the two-tone, sleeveless, retro dress called to me), 3850 (cute shorts), 3837 (lots of varitey), and 9292 (for Taylor’s new spring PJs).
Well, just a few minutes ago, we held the drawing for the winner of the book, Oh Sew Easy Table Toppers: 27 Projects for Stylish Living (Oh Sew Easy) and the winner is…… Crystal.
Thank you to everyone that entered and even more thank yous for all the nice comments that everyone left.
It’s Friday, already? Where has the week gone?
I’m such a bad blogger – I missed the first anniversary of this site! It’s not a celebration without presents, so to commemerate one year (plus 2 days) of writing about my sewing exploits, I’m going to be giving away a copy of Oh Sew Easy Table Toppers: 27 Projects for Stylish Living (Oh Sew Easy) (see review below). To enter, just write a comment in this entry. I’ll put your name into a hat and will draw out a name on Saturday, February 17 at noon (central time).
Beautiful tabletops, like the ones you see in magazines, can be easily achieved with a few yards of fabric, a little bit of measuring, and a couple hours of sewing. If you’ve always wanted to achieve this look, but didn’t know how, then Oh Sew Easy Table Toppers is a great place to start.
When Taylor was so sick last weekend, I purchased a Highlights magazine for her to glance through while she laid in bed (or the bed-couch she made downstairs). One of the things that caught her attention was a Valentine mailbox in the shape of a guitar. So this year, for her class party, that’s exactly what we made.
Before the start of what turned out to be a very long day, I managed to make it to the post office to mail off some packages.
Ever since I received my Office Swap package, I’ve become facinated by resin (the green ‘jello’ magnets in the photo were made from resin). So much so, that I’ve spent some time in the non-fabric section of craft stores looking at how much ‘start-up’ costs were. I also stumbled across a great looking book, The Art of Resin Jewelry (which also won the ‘best general craft book’ award this year from Craftrends) which I am seriously considering ordering even if I don’t really delve into this hobby.
I spent some time the other afternoon, redrafting the Jalie panty. While I kept the size the same, I did need to increase the rise to accommodate the fold over elastic and eliminate the 3/4 inch stretch lace trim around the waist. While I was at it, I decided to make two pairs of the Brazilian Hipsters from the lace trim that I recently picked up from Needle Nook Fabrics.
Let me start off this post by saying, I don’t like working with triple mesh. It’s really better suited for layered tops with simple seams and not for shirts that require top stitching. With that said, here is my new Kwik Sew (shirred) wrap tank: