Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Applique Onesies

In spite of a very busy schedule lately, I had some time to sit down to the sewing machine and finish these cute little onesies for the Boutique.

I recently discovered Steam-A-Seam 2! For those of you who haven't heard of it before, it's double-sided fusible interfacing, and it makes doing appliques so much easier, and finished result looks so much neater and professional. It's really easy to use too- cut out your fabric shape, peel off the paper, and position your fabric applique on the sticky side. Cut it out, and decide how you want to position your applique on the onesie (or anything else!). Once you've decided how you'd like it to go on, peel off the paper on the other side, and stick it to the shirt. Iron as you do normal fusible interfacing. It doesn't adhere extremely well, so I wouldn't recommend leaving it un-stitched on children's clothing. You'll see in the pictures below that I've done two types of applique, both adorable on children's clothing - the tight zig-zag stitch all around the border, and the straight stitch around the edge that allows the applique to fray softly to the stitching line.

And the fabrics? All came from my stash! I really enjoy having a fabric stash large enough to find what I'm looking for when inspiration for a new project hits!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Cute Gray Hippo

I wanted to share this cute little hippo I made recently. This adorable fellow was a custom order as a baby shower gift to match the mom's nursery. He was all in a medium gray minky dot and the grosgrain ribbon bow was coral with golden yellow dots.

He was fun to make, and I have plenty more gray minky dot left over from this project, so now I'm trying to decide what fun stuffed animal I should make with it next. Any ideas?

313 Photography Challenge - June

Photo Challenge pictures from June - Enjoy!

Saturday - June 2
A fun, recent sewing project - stuffed owls, the pattern for which I drafted. A lengthier post on the owls is coming soon!

Saturday - June 9
My first attempt at working with pom pom yarn - a fun shaggy pom photo prop blanket. This yarn is fun to work with and works up so fast - I've made several more since.

Monday - June 11
You can read more about my 'startling' discovery in the spice cabinet here on our family blog!

 Wednesday - June 13

Friday - June 15
This is the second pom pom photo prop blanket I made, only knit this time instead of crochet

Saturday - June 16
This was a part of a lovely photo shoot with my sister and her new violin

Tuesday - June 19
One of my current projects - the new twin brother to The Remington

Wednesday - June 20
Photographing one in a shipment of new novelty yarn for CS

Saturday - June 23
This is the first in my new line of OOAK boutique clothing for TTB. A pillowcase dress was a fun and easy project to start with!

Monday - June 25
One of the how-to photos in my first sewing pattern/tutorial for fabric flowers, just released in TTB

Tuesday - June 26
Another photo prop blanket - this one is made from a shaggy, chenille/terry type yarn

Wednesday - June 27
My little brother having fun with dry ice in the kitchen sink

Thursday - June 28
Chicago Deep Dish pizza during dinner with our family from out of town

Friday - June 29
Lovely carnations on our dinner table at a French restaurant

Saturday - June 30
Lovely pink roses from our neighbor's yard

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

313 Photography Challenge - May

313 Photography Challenge photos for the month of May! Enjoy!

Saturday - May 5
  We had the pleasure of celebrating my grandmother's 84th birthday with going to eat! This was my delicious ice cream dessert!

 Monday - May 7
 No editing done on this one - I love how the colors came out so deep and rich in this sycamore ball on a bed of moss.

Tuesday - May 8
A bright yellow flower in our grandparent's yard

Friday - May 11
A fun pumpkin hat I designed for TTB

Saturday - May 12
Experimenting with depth of focus on a bangle bracelet

Tuesday - May 15
Lovely early-morning clouds

Thursday - May 17
The Remington. This was also the featured picture for my guest post this weekend on a friend's photography blog: 4 His Glory: Vintage Machine

Friday - May 18
Part of a newborn outfit I made for a friend's new baby. You can read more about it here: Pink Cherry Newborn Outfit

Saturday - May 19
A new newborn cocoon and hat set for TTB

Monday - May 21
Ssssssssssssnake! Can you spot me?

Saturday - May 26
 Playing around with depth of focus again on a new bracelet I designed for CS

Monday - May 28
My little brother at our church's Memorial Day picnic