Thursday, March 11, 2010

Summer Sewing

Over the weekend I took a break from sewing for the shop and was able to do some sewing for my girls. I've got so much fabric that I've hoarded over the past few years I'm going to try to make most of their summer wardrobes, to reduce the size of my stash and to save some money. I'm absolutely tickled with how this little top came out for baby M. It was so simple and the best part, it only took be about an hour from start to finish. I used this pattern from Heidi and Finn and I can't rave enough about it, or all of her patterns for that matter. You don't need a serger because all of your rough edges are encased in the bias edging and it just looks so "finished". I've had this cute japanese linen fat quarter for ages and the 6-12 month size used every bit of it. I lined the top with a vintage gingham. The instructions were so easy to understand and not once did I have to second guess what was going on like a lot of patterns I've used. I highly, highly recommend any of her patterns for adorable kid's clothes. I also made this top over the weekend for the big girl. I'm hoping to get an action shot of that one before I share it. It was a huge success though and it's been worn several times since.

In other news, it's been a bit of a rough week. I been fighting a little bit of a sore throat and it just seems that the universe is out to get me. Today though, I'm optimistic. We opened the windows for a bit to let in some fresh air even though it's still only in the low 50s. The house smells wonderfully earthy and clean and just that small thing has made all of the difference in my mood. The snow is gone and I can just smell spring creeping closer. Today my to-do list doesn't seem so daunting, even with the huge piles of laundry in the living room waiting to be sorted. This weekend will be a productive one. I've lots of consignment sewing to do as well as starting to prepare for my first craft show. The house will get cleaned, the fridge will be stocked with food, the laundry will be put away and I will get out of my pjs at least one day this weekend. It's ok to dream right?

Monday, March 8, 2010

Tiny Flowers

Just a quick post about a little project I worked on over the weekend. I whipped up some of these adorable vintage fabric flowers to decorate customer packages. I used this tutorial and they were so simple and fun. It's a perfect project for working on while watching TV!

Net Outage

I was without internet most of the day today, so I was running around all day dealing with that and a broken cell phone. I didn't have a chance to finish my Inspired Monday post, so I'll just have to save it for next week. I did do lots of fun sewing over the weekend, so I'll be posting some photos in the next few days with my pattern reviews. See you soon!