Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Dream it, Make it!

It's been a busy few weeks.  I am sewing my heart out on so many different projects that I am starting to feel like a busy bee, flitting from one thing to the next.  That's never a sad story though!

I am working on something special for my Mom's Stamping/Craft room.  I can share one sneak peek of the design because she's seen it this far, but then I have to keep it super secret after that, until the finish!

haha! Had my colored pencils out again!  There needs to be a few adjustments when I start transferring this into fabric, the placement of some of the stems especially.

I'll be quilting a white background and appliqueing the letters, bugs and flowers. I'm also still trying to decide what kind of border to do, I need to have the background and border pieced before I can begin to applique anything.   Flying geese maybe?   Definitely something scrappy and bright.  I'll take lots of pictures of the process and do a post when it is finished.

I've also been on a clothing kick, making my own summer clothes.  I am extremely camera shy, so I have a hastily taken selfie of my latest outfit, but the quality is not the best. Sorry friends.
I did an underliner in the shorts with white muslin, which turned out wonderfully and turned a basic cotton white fabric into what feels like a super soft denim.  Sorry for a lack of details on the tank. This shows the basic idea at least.    I am starting to loving sewing clothes, even though I get very anxious over it. {Thats just the lack of knowledge talking}  Once I get used to the techniques for clothes, I'll feel better about it.

The only other new fun thing is that I have started to package my Etsy items in brown paper with string for a more natural look, and I think a bit nicer too.  Who can resist humming  "My Favorite Things" from the Sound of Music when they get this in the mail?

"Brown paper packages, tied up with string......"

Time to sew!   Happy creating everyone! Thanks for visiting.


  1. Hmmm... that piece in progress has a definite summer feel. I'm looking forward to see it in fabric!
    I love the fabric you chose for your top and it falls beautifully.

  2. I love your packaging! I'd be so happy to get something like that. Your clothes look great!

  3. Cute top!! Love the beginning of your "create" piece -- what about a simple "piano keys" border of the fabrics you use in the applique?

  4. Your packaging looks super cute (and very professional :)) - Great job on the shorts they look super. I'm very intimidated by the idea of sewing clothes even thought it's something I'm determined to learn

  5. Glad you showed us as both are adorable!!

  6. Stopped by to give you some love on the "create" piece. I can't resist text in quilting--thanks so much for sharing.

  7. Your outfit looks awesome! I don't sew much in the way of clothes, a couple of skirts so far and that's it. I'm very intimidated by the learning curve.


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