I made another owl cell phone case for Mom for Christmas. Same deal...wool felt and fabric scraps. One of these days, perhaps I will make one for myself.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Friday, December 7, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012
I made this journal as a Christmas gift. I used No Big Dill's book jacket tutorial and combined it with Anna Maria Horner's owl ornament tutorial . I used a running stitch in a swirly pattern to create the background texture.
Close up: I totally should have straightened up the little flashy things before I took the picture!
And my favorite part! I have a vintage table scarf that has a really neat edging. It was done using a blanket stitch, with a contrasting thread woven through the edge. I used the same idea here, with thicker needlepoint thread to weave through the white edging.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
I found a really cute pattern from Gingermelon and knew I had to make it for my daughter. I ordered a stash of wool felt from Etsy and went to work. While this wasn't the quickest project ever, it wasn't difficult either. And I got to amuse myself by doing teeny tiny stitching which I really enjoy doing. I was also able to use some really cute and tiny vintage shell flower buttons. I am so happy with how it turned out, I want to make myself one! Let's make bets on whether I can successfully work rickrack into the mix next time....
The truth is, I finished this dress over a month ago. Or two. I saw the pattern on Pinterest in an adorable green plaid. Yes, I said adorable and plaid in the same sentence. Plaid is not usually my bag, but this one I love. However, I couldn't find any like it. Not knowing how the pattern would turn out anyway, I used some fabric leftover from another dress I made a while back. I am happy with how it turned out! The raglan sleeves were a bit tricky, but in the end they look nice inside and out. It is not exactly the most comfortable dress ever, due to the way it sits on my shoulders, but I love it. The back is a V, as you can see. And I can officially install zippers without an increase in blood pressure!