Saturday, March 28, 2009

As promised

Here's a few things I have made lately.

Doll house: I found a tutorial for this on the net and I had to try it out. I have made two for gifts, and started one for my daughter (who reminds me frequently that I have yet to finish it!).

Gift for a car-loving boy

And a slightly pinker version for a girl

Patchwork dress: This present was opened today, so now it can be posted! This is the fifth dress I have made in this style. I think I have changed things somewhat each time I have made one. Once I can scrounge up the pictures I'll post some of the others. It's not a pattern, but a hybrid of several tutorials I have found on the net. The bodice and trim are made from men's button up shirts, and the rest from fabrics I have. Some of my favourite fabrics are from old sheets and pillowcases. I love thrift store shopping!

Off to bed - will take some pictures tomorrow of what I have made so far for our craft sale on May 2. Getting very excited about that!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Number One

Since everyone's doing it...guess I should get myself a blog! I am very excited to be going full speed ahead on my sewing endeavors, and blogging just seems to make sense. I'll be able to post pictures of what I have made and the delicious fabrics I can't seem to stop collecting. I'm planning on setting up an etsy site to start selling my creations, with the intention of making money to further support my fabric habit. Not so much a vicious cycle as a beautiful cycle, no? However rationalized, I think this will be fun!