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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

My 2013 Finishes

 Having two surgeries this summer sure affected my sewing time.  After I made this mosaic, I realized a lot of my garmet sewing was used immediately upon completion (mainly swimming suits and volleyball shorts) so at least everything is getting used.
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Monday, July 1, 2013

Nesting Fabric Bowls Owl Style

 I made 1 nine inch bowl, 3 five inch bowls, and 2 four inch bowls for my owl theme classroom.  I also like to think about common objects to help with size, so I took a picture of each size I made with an everyday object.  The Pepsi can is near the 4 inch bowl and the Starbucks are next to the five inch bowl.

 This is a great stashbusting project too.  It doesn't use a lot of fabric for the feature print, while the lining and solid panels do use up more fabric. 

This pattern is from and is called fabric nesting bowls. 
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Secret Tote Bag Swap

I finished my bag for the secret tote bag swap.  I had started cutting it out almost a month ago.  Then, I had two surgeries which put me behind schedule.  I missread parts of the directions and miscut several pieces.  All in all, I know the bag is not perfect, and I like to be a perfectionist, but I decided this bag is pretty (hopefully my partner thinks so too), structually sound (I zig zagged a lot), and can hold lots of stuff.  The lining is the part that I dislike the most, and it just isn't as neat as I would have liked it to turn out.  I think my favorite part of this bag is the handles.  I love how sturdy they feel.
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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Pepper Potholder (aka coaster) from Zakka Style Book

 I've particpated in enough coaster swaps that I really didn't need any more coasters, so I decided to also make a potholder (hotpad).  I made my pepper but instead of using cotton for the backing, I used lightweight fusable interfacing.  The linen that I used as the background is my absolute favorite, and I maybe have enough for one more potholder.  I used twill tape for the stem and  upholstery thread for the handstitching.  The brown binding was also a scrap I had on hand.  I used one layer of warm and natural batting and one layer of thermobright in the potholder.  The backing is a home dec scrap with browna and green stripes.
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Sunday, February 10, 2013

2012 Finishes

 I keep seeing other bloggers looking over their previous year and thinking that is kind of neat, but I don't have enough to put together.  I looked through my flickr photstream and was quite amazed at my finishes and the new things that I tried.  Hopefully, I can remember to do this each year.
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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Friendship Bag

I'm making this bag as part of a friendship bag swap.  I have the bag finished; now I have the next couple of weeks to work on goodies to put inside the bag.  I have a few ideas, but I'm not positive what else is going in . . . yet.
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Christmas Tree Pants

 I wanted to try out the Happy Zombie's pattern for Christmas tree pants and overall I'm pretty happy with it.  I made this for my parents and wanted to go with more traditional Christmas colors for them.  I did some free motion quilting on here as well.
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