Dr. Seuss Sweet Pea Sleep Pod

Moses basket made for the RK market booth, pattern called the Sweet Pea Sleep Pod... probably the most involved thing I've ever made, but LOOK how cool! image

It came out pretty perfectly, considering I made it (hurriedly) in a day and a night...

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the insides were all cotton prints, and the outside was SLICKER (RK laminated cotton)! easy to wipe clean!

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It's pretty darn big....

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Here it is filled with a quilt top and 2 bags (and maybe more, underneath)

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and for scale, here it is on the adult sized rocking chair on my porch at 2am, awaiting early morning pick-up...

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here's the quilt that was inside:

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the pattern is Dot Party by Jaybird quilts, and the fabric is ROAR! by Marie Perkins for Print and Pattern. I love everything she does. EVERY THING. the scraps from this quilt are going to be made into something awesome for Baby Crockett... (probably a quilt, obvi)

With a Twist.

The pattern is called With a Twist... can't remember the name of the fabrics, but they were all batiks, in a roll-up. image

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I used the scraps to make this dress for the Bean. she loves it because it has pockets, (obvi), but also because the batik is a GREAT weight for summer dresses.

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what is it about cats and quilts, btw? the cats will be sleeping in the house, but if I sneak out to take a pic on the lawn, they wake and race out to walk across/plop-on the quilt immediately....

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KMQ playtime

Here's a really cute teddy bear made with the KMQ (pacific) fabrics.... image

he's a simplicity pattern (without vest, hat, etc)

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He was a total hit with my kiddos for the 2 hours we had him (finished)

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he got dressed as a cowboy, and covered with coordinating blankets (/mug rugs)

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here's the blanket/mugrug: I was just playing with random lines connecting the dots... walking foot setting practice...

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here's the other side:

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I also used some scraps (don't remember which KMQ project it was) to whip out this pillow for C....

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just fun and fast.... stippled, envelope closure

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A day in the life of a sample seamstress...

I was looking through my phone this morning, and realized I have a bunch of pics of market stuff that I can't share yet, but I also have a bunch of random stuff that I *can* share.... so here's a random collection of photos from 1 day last week: image

my cutting table, 2 days after I cleaned it off... (all scraps, some shared, many kept for future projects)

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pretty cushions (to be tied on a different chair, obvi)

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table skirts and banners

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bags

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and more bags (5. same pattern, different fabrics)

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inside out banners as snakes....

 

Scrap/vintage sewing

I made this sunsuit from one of those vintage patterns I bought last month... it's a size 1, and I mostly wanted to see the construction and assembly... I think it came out cute enough that I'll draft a larger version for the Bean later this summer... image

I used leftover Essex Linen in awesome Hot Pink, (and my snap press instead of buttons)...

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I would imagine this would be even cuter with the bulk of diapers underneath....

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the fit was actually ok, except that she's WAY taller than the wearer is supposed to be... the straps would NOT reach.

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but it's still pretty cute. and the pattern as written was pretty neat. I'm thinking if I just took off the bib, and made the straps way longer, it'd be a super cute, vintage-esque shorts pattern for her to wear this summer.... I have some Essex in medium aqua left over... I might need to make a pair like this for Baby Crockett...

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not sure why she needed to stand on her toes for every shot, but it was so cute....

KCWC finale: Vintage patterns....

C and I had a morning date to the antique flea market, and while he was busy inspecting and buying a vintage cash register (seriously, for work), I stumbled upon these gems. Priced at $2-3 each, I absolutely could not resist. image

none of them are the right size, but I can grade the size 1's up, and save the 6....

The Bean, of course, wants this dress with the doll first. sorry, not going to happen....

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I ADORE this sunsuit, and cannot WAIT (until after market) to make it. I'm thinking something polkadot....

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btw, does anyone know the dealio with sharing vintage patterns? B/c I'd be willing to scan/share, but I dunno if it's legal....

and isn't this the SWEETEST little dress? I think it'll be fun for her to wear this summer, though I can already foresee that C and I will not agree on hem lengths for his little princess... (if it weren't for the politics/religions involved, I think he'd like to dress her in a burka, or just lock her up in a tower)

Happy Birthday to my sister...

I was asked to make a Keyka Lou zip clutch from some new fabrics by RK, but wasn't sure about how they would appear on the finished bag, so I decided to test the pattern... I used some scraps, which happened to match this bag... image

the finished bag was super cute, the pattern was awesome, but we wound up using different fabrics to make the bag, as the original print was too large for this bag... but I highly recommend it to anyone looking to make a cute zip clutch....

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since it was made in the middle of the night on my sister's birthday, it was packaged along with the big bag, and made a lovely gift for her...

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unfortunately, since it was made in the middle of the night, there are no good pictures...