Monday, December 1, 2014

finals... & Black Friday sales

Won't be updating my blog for a couple weeks... it's final exam time  (eek!  but, at least that means I'm getting close to a much needed break from school)
I finally invested in a serger, (thanks to the great sales) and am really excited to try it out when I'm done with exams.  Hopefully it isn't too hard to figure out!  Other sweet finds for this years black Friday/cyber Monday sales were wool yarn, an assortment of fabrics, and a bunch of interfacing.  Depending on how much time I have (I have so many projects in mind for break :)  ) I'm hoping to attempt to make a Katniss cowl.  Should be interesting!
See you in a couple weeks.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Sea Glass

A couple more sea glass pendants that I made :)
 
sea glass pendant




sea glass pendant


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sea themed Fabric book! (pg 9 & 10)

In case you missed it:
Sea themed fabric book! (pg 5 & 6)
Sea themed fabric book! (pg 7 & 8)

Here it is, the end of the fabric book!  For pages 9 & 10 the shapes were attached to the pages using iron on adhesive, and the eye details and words were done in puffy paint.


Starfish - page 9
 
sea themed fabric book - starfish


Angel fish - page 10
 

sea themed fabric book - angel fish
 
I stitched 3 buttons on this page to look like bubbles, and to give a different texture.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Knit mug koozie!

I just love knitting projects that you can complete in a short time & don't require too much thought.  (as opposed to the baby blanket I have been working on for.... YEARS haha, that's another story) Last year I was really into making these while watching TV at night.  They go pretty quick! 
 
knit koozie
 
 
This was my first time doing a cable stitch, and it was not as scary as I thought it would be :)

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Sea themed Fabric book! (pg 7 & 8)

In case you missed it:
 
Here are pages 7 & 8!  (next week I will post the final 2 pages, so be sure to come back to check it out!)
 
Page 7 - the Seahorse
 
Sea horse - sea themed fabric book
 
 The scrap fabrics I used on the seahorse were from: this spring jacket, and this pirate costume skirt, and the other fabric is from a pair of pajama pants I made.
 
All of the shapes making up the sea horse were attached to each other and then to the page with iron on adhesive.
 
 
Page 8 - the Stingray
 
stingray - sea themed fabric book
This gray material has gotten a lot of use!  I can't remember how many yards of it I bought but I made this fleece pullover, this fleece jacket and this cat bed.  I still have a lot of scraps from this fabric left, so I imagine you will see it pop up again :)
 
The flannel material used to make the pages was leftover fabric from this cut chenille blanket
 
 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Cut Chenille Blanket

I absolutely love cut chenille blankets!
 
cut chenille baby blanket - whale fabric
 
They are so much fun, so whenever I forget just how long they take to make (a loooooong time), I start another one haha.  After making a couple of these, I gave in and purchased an Olfa Chenille Cutter, and I must say... It is awesome. If only I'd have gotten one sooner :)
 
For this blanket, I chose to do a decorative stitch in the shape of circles to attach the binding.
 
I have stacks of fabric set aside to make a couple more of these, maybe over my winter break I'll do another one!
 
**Check out the fun use of my leftover fabric from this blanket as the cover of this Fabric texture book**