Thursday, November 25, 2010

Working on a Display...

Yes that's a bag of flour, an old phone, a vintage (mine!) Raggedy Ann and Andy coat rack and our water supply manifold... oh yes! And my new shelf unit to display my sewn goods at the LIttlest! I think it will be great as I'm often trying to display things in 3 sizes - S, M, L, or 6-12mo, 12-18mo and 18-24mo. Looks like the cubby with 18-24month Quilty Pants is a little low.,. hmmm.... better stop playing and get sewing!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Women's Long Sleeve Hoodies for the Littlest

I've made a small stack of one-of-a-kind embroidered birds on fabric paint-stamped birdcages. They're all black, women's (sorry guys!), American Apparel (because they're made in USA), long sleeve hoodies. I've been test driving mine since the spring and I'd wear it every day if I could, it's that comfy and washes well to boot. If you'd like one or like to see them just let me know or come next Saturday to 17 Arnheim for the 12th Annual Littlest Arts and Craft Fair - the best one in town in my opinion! There's my sales pitch for the day - stay tuned for more. The next big news is that, after a dry spell of not finding just the right kind of apron fabric since IKEA discontinued my favourite linen/cotton blend, I will finally have Cafe Aprons again! Hooray!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Pattern No. 12 - Jacket with Hood and Big Pockets

I bought this Japanese Pattern book in February (yes, 9 months ago folks!) while we were in Portland, Oregon. The Hooded Jacket in wool was so great, I had to make it - obviously I was in a big hurry? I also bought some lovely (local) wool from Pendleton Mills in Portland too. The pattern was very easy, I think I sewed it up in one evening, and then the buttons and hand sewn hem the second evening. Of course I ask myself, as the count down to The Littlest Arts and Craft Fair is on, and the frantic sewing frenzy begins, what the heck am I doing sewing this treat of a jacket for me at this time of year??!! Ah well, must be a form of procrastination! So, if you don't get something handmade from me this year for Christmas, it's because I was busy sewing for myself! He he...