a purple-haired doll for the Bean (Patchwork Penny from Wee Wonderfuls) a Katie Kitty (from the same book) an Amineko for D (from Hello My Name is Amineko), which was even more of a hit once he saw the book. now he’s totally into posing and photographing the cat.
I made a bunch(13) of little zippy bags (using THIS tutorial from noodlehead) and then inserted gift cards and The Bean gave them out to all her preschool teachers (and she and D gave on to their Irish dancing teacher)… Leftovers were sent to cousins/sister…
sooo, remember that Radiance baby blanket? here’s a bigger one, traditionally pieced (ie, not “quilted as I went”), basted, and quilted. i made it using a 1/2 yard bundle of 7 (i think) shades of pink/wine. I purposefully was a little sloppy/scrappy making this, sewing some pieces wrong side up, not perfectly squaring up the […]
We had a holiday potholder swap at the last LAMQG meeting. I made 2 for my swap partner, 1 that I fussy cut and paper pieced, then appliqued and quilted: from the back: and one that was an experiment: I took the idea of a Somerset star and made it have more points: my partner […]
The Bean’s birthday request was polkadot dressed. I happily complied. it’s made with this vintage pattern right one top. the orange and white polkadots. per her request.
I have a stash of patterns that my Grandma gave me, used by her in the 60’s (for my dad’s little sister)… some of them are SO awful it’s funny, and some are just plain wonderful. this one was wonderful. it’s the Jiffy Dress on the upper right side…. I tried really hard to get […]
My friend Erik is an architect/urban planner. (he’s also one of my daughter’s godfathers). when I got this amazing new fabric (Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander), with blueprint-y prints, I knew I needed to make him something. He’d once commented on a crayon roll of the Bean’s, saying it’d be great to have something like that […]
Our October (or maybe september) LAMQG swap was a scrap swap. I was lucky enough to get scraps from my friend Nicole, and one day, while looking at the scraps, I noticed that they all went well with this peachy-pink Essex Linen that I had. so I sewed up the pieces into little bits of […]
D and I stopped by the new Daiso Japan store in Torrance last week. they have cute little metal clasp frames for $1.50, so I bought one and tried it out. I suck at glueing. and next time I’ll make my own shape (less pear-y), but this time I followed the pattern that comes with […]
perfect for keeping all those little mini-figs and their accessories safely stored, at home or on the road. Fabric is Vroom by Leslie Grainger, and Essex Linen green scraps