Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bibs and bits

So I've been chuggin' along with all my projects. I've found a great grad student from the U who has been taking the boys out a few afternoons a week. I kiss them goodbye and then run to the sewing machine. Must craft while the crafting's good.

Above are two of my denim bibs, inspired by thimbly things great post. My bibs are destined for a niece (a bit girly for my boys, dontcha think?). They have been named the "Audrey" bibs, because I decided they're what Audrey Hepburn would have worn, bib-wise, had she had a choice in toddler-hood.
I'm on my third pair of Goodwill jean, re-purposing the denim. It's amazing what you can make out of a pair of 48's!
I still have a million project on the go and forming in my mind. Like this purse, from Little Birdie Secrets and this cute card project from zakka life.
Oh, and I'm working on an embroidery project that has the potential to be the funniest Christmas present ever. Seriously.
So, must go. Boys and Hub will be home soon and must sweep up my sewing debris and think dinner.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

I keep saying this...

...But I really am going to try this project: Fall Pillow, by Cluck Cluck Sew. I've never used applique material before, but it does look pretty simple (and beautiful). I mean, I can use an iron? Right?

Beautiful. Nice work, Cluck Cluck! I'm thinking the the Moda Arcadia fabric would be soooo dreamy with this Fall theme:

Of course, this is a big step above my thrifty, recycled material-norm. I just love that fabric so much.

In other projects:

Work on the Berkie quilt (soon to be new niece or nephew) is almost done. I obviously haven't pressed it yet... gee can ya tell? If there's any doubt of my newbie-ness, it will be banished when you see these. I just tell myself that I get better every project.

The fabrics are mostly from Moda Hushabye and Moda Odyssea. Beau-ti-ful.

I'm also hard at work on my thimbly-things inspired denim bibs. This one was a 'practice bib' so there isn't any decoration on the front. I love how they look and they certainly seem sturdy and washable.

I made them 'toddler sized' for my big boys because I'm allll about the full-coverage.
Just found some zebra-print flannel at the local thrift store yesterday ($1!!) so my plan is to make a few more and back them with it.

Thems updates folks.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

More of "someone else's coolness"

Loving this look. It would be such a nice change from the traditional seasonal wreaths.

Find the tut from Living with Lindsay here. And, may I say, a noble use for a less-than-award-winning romance novel.

Monday, November 2, 2009

On the "will definitely try this sometime" list

I think this is so great! I can't wait to have the time/supplies/pattern-inspiration to try this one:

Rug Mod, by Matsutake

So creative. And cheap, which I totally dig.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

My current project

Here's what I'm working on right now. (Well, one of the things.)

thimbly things post about this is so appealing that I might have made them even if I didn't need them. But, boy! I do need them. My boys are so messy. You'd think that you would reach a point when they would stop slopping food everywhere, but I haven't reached that point yet. I'm making my bibs big and sturdy to cover a lot of boy. If they turn out well, there's a whole whack of other kids in the extended family that can look forward to some.

We'll see if they turn out as beautifully as thimbly things:

Ooh! I forgot to mention that I bought a pair of size 48 jeans at Goodwill on the half-price rack! They are going to make 8 bibs with good size scraps left over.