Saturday, May 15, 2010

sewing the seeds of love

Instead of making a million excuses about my lack of blogging, I'm going to try to get back on track and show you what I've been up to.
I was lucky enough to know a wonderful woman and inspirational fiber artist named Toni who made a huge impression on me and my own creative process before she recently lost her battle with cervical cancer. She encouraged my sewing and was always eager to see my progress.
You might remember a certain 70's romper pattern I thrifted several months back:

It looks bizarre to put on but looked super easy to sew and perfect for sweltering Alabama summer days. So with Toni on my mind, I took to sewing through my grief... AND my joy in having known such a vibrant, stylish, and loving woman.
I made two of these rompers and one I wore for my birthday:

Here's my hubs and I singing karaoke!

And in this pic of my friend and I acting silly you can see the open back.

And finally, one of me and my bestie- love!

I plan on sewing several more of these rompers in different fabrics and wearing them to many summer picnics and cookouts to come!

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

no toes

i want to cut my toes off and wear these all summer long!
(available HERE if you are filthy rich)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

quick hat = cuuuuute!

here's a quick post to show off the hat i made from miss elsie cake's blog post:

it was quick and easy and F.U.N! i made a small modification to the pattern:
instead of braiding the ties, i started by chaining to make one tie, then joined it with a slip stitch to one side of the hat. then i slipstitched around the back edge of the hat around to the other side where i then chained down to make the other tie. then i slip stitched back up that tie (to make it extra strong and wide) and then slip stitched around the front edge of the hat and down the other tie and finished off.
this tightened up the back edge and the face edge and gave the hat an overall more fitted look and also make the ties just a bit sturdier i think... but it takes a while longer so if you are looking for quick then elsie's way is best.
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

you're gonna have to face it, you're addicted to...

I have had the luxury of a lot of time lately, which is good for my crafting and creativity but seriously bad for my checking account. I am very proud to say that I have taught myself basic crochet form a kids' crochet book and am now majorly addicted to it! I made this little "hipster headscarf" and am currently working on a hat. (I like to make stuff to wear and when I learned to knit I made more scarves than any one person should ever have need for! especially when that person lives in the deep south!)

when I was in the grocery store I saw an amazingly cute girl and noticed she had on an adorable crocheted flower headband. I asked her if she made it and she said that her friend had and that she sold them in her etsy store but she couldn't remember the name. long story short she reached into her bag and pulled out another headband that was too small for her and just gave it to me! SO NICE! I love meeting adorable, kind strangers! sadly though, it was too small for me as well... but it did prompt me to learn to make my own!

my resolution of sorts for the new year is to make something (or at least work on the process of making something) every single day... even if it's only for 15 minutes. so far so good!
yesterday I threw together this carry case for my knitting and crochet supplies. it's definately not my best sewing - I was in a hurry and my machine is acting totally crazy... need to have it serviced asap!

don't you just love that pink & red doggie fabric?! speaking of, here's my sweet baby lounging in the sunshine.

she curled up with my project and stole my spot. it's ok though cause I've got it back and she's asleep in my lap and I'm about to crochet while listening to Simon & Garfunkle on vinyl... all is good!

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