Sewing with leather: success!
I dream of leather bag making, but something always to go wrong. Skipped stitches, broken thread, etc. I think this time, since I stayed SUPER simple, I actually achieved success! I used Isocord (Isacord?) machine embroidery polyester thread for all the sewing. it’s super fine, but WAY strong. I put in a […]
All green scrappy trip along. Finished!
Strips of all my greens, and greens donated by friends. Bordered in Kona Kiwi, backed in Spot On Extra Wide (in green, obvi), and bound in Kona textured, blue. Quilted in off-centered “organic” concentric circles with green Wonderfil 50wt. The boy is VERY happy.
This boy turned 7 this week. he requested a full Luke Skywalker/Jedi costume. Pants (pegged so they bunch up), Tunic (over a white t-shirt, and with the flappy vest-y bits sewn on to a simple shirt), and, of course, the jedi robe. he also “needed” (I.e. has been hinting since Xmas that he would really […]
Another Robot Dress
I’m working on getting another dress pattern up and running, and so I have been testing my pattern frantically. One of The Bean’s friends recently had a birthday, and since they’re the same size, I decided to make a dress for her. Since they’re besties, I thought they might like to have similar […]
I had a little bit of Funbot fabric left over after making all the stuffed robots, so I decided my Bean needed a dress. She LOVES robots. she couldn’t hold still, she was so excited. I used my HennyPenny dress pattern, modified a little bit to have a back opening and a […]
It’s Quilt Market prep time around here, hence the radio silence. I was asked to design some stuffed robots based on Ann Kelle’s new Funbots… (click over to see the line, then check out D and my robot: pipe-cleaners for hands means he can hold things! this 6 year old boy is […]
I’m making some robot toys for the Robert Kaufman spring quilt market booth. They’re completely inspired by Ann Kelle’s Funbot fabric. And BOY ARE THEY FUN! This boy gets bonkers everything he gets to help play with them as I make them. They completely bring out his inner silly. (His #amineko, Green, is in for […]
*Giveaway closed, Random Number Generator chose 3 winners, (53, 3, 39)* Thanks for participating! Do you know Carrie? I met her a few years ago at the Long Beach Quilt Show, while walking around, shopping, with my friends, Jules and Tess. Carrie is AWESOME (and so is her mother). We were drawn into the SUCH Designs […]
I found my perfect fabric. It’s called Blythe, by Janet Dunn & Rebecca Bischoff for Robert Kaufman. it’s amazeballs. ROSES. Bright, saturated colors. Scattered polkadots. I am IN LOVE. SO, I jumped on the Quilt-As-You-Go Amy Butler Weekender Bag train, and made this. It’s all Blythe, in two colorways (park and garden). I used some […]
Sock-Knitting Travel Bag (I’m sorta brilliant)
I made a bag a few days ago… It’s been in the works for months in my head… I really wanted a knitting bowl, but anything breakable… in my house… won’t last more than a few days… I wanted something fabric, that could go in my bag, but with something to keep the yarn from […]