Wednesday, June 24, 2020

G Street Fabrics is OPEN YEH! Sat June 20 They Opened to the Face Masked Public

GET BACK TO  PICKING YOUR FABRIC


I am working 3 days... and loving seeing the fabrick again!   Beautiful Quilting Fabrics- 
COME SEE
Make some quick necessary things or get back to 
seeing the fabric you need for a new quilt

Now since I am working again, I need to look in my current stash and make an outfit to wear on Sunday Mon and Tuesday..

I am sewing 5 masks today, and working on my Cat quilt.. 15 blocks of cats doing their thing..

And I am going to look through my embroidery to do some embroidery on the sides of the face masks.....
Plus 1
paper pieced quilt pin.  Remember my cup of coffee???

It has a 3 D handle sticking out... that is supposed to be my steaming cup of coffee...

So that is todays scoop unless a new idea hits me

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Upside Down Roller Shades

I am supposed to be making something else, BUT... I was thinking about the things I loved in my past houses.  Are you looking at your house and saying what can I do to be happier here?.... If you have a man, he can make cornice boards for you...   But for me, I usually had to do everything, so here is something you can do if you like...


UPSIDE DOWN SHADES


All this fabric came from G Street-I didn't work there, but I would go in and if I loved the fabric I would buy the whole bolt.  At this time I actually had a husband and we had a 10,000sqft house.  So,
Lots of windows.   




Upside down shades are really easy to do the way I did them..  That picture is an inexpensive room darkening roller shade that you could take the measure and get them to cut the roller part for you.
The brackets are easy to screw in to a wooden sided window... so in this picture the brackets are on each side at the bottom of the window, instead of normally at the top  the shade is placed so it will roll flat against the window inside and pulls up towards the top.  Options to go halfway or all the way up.  A brown velvet simple cloth valance at the top on a simple curtain rod beyond your cafe brackets for your shade rod.   The draperies had a holdback on each side to show off the shades, but when cold could drop down the draperies.  Big house needed draft blocker.  I used heavy lining behind the draperies, all using blackout or eclipse.  What is the use of making these beautiful things and having the sun ruin the effect of their patterns and fabric?


It was a big house with lots of windows..

This was my house for 17 years

Why block the beautiful outdoors in the daytime.... Upside down shades throughout my lower level did the trick.... Let me let the sun and outside in, but gave me privacy.  When the temperatures were cold at night up went the shades and close when the draperies....

The huge bay in the back I did one on each side of the bay and one huge one in the center and the valance across the top of the front of the bay.... it worked for me.... How about YOU?

This was my home for 10 Years

I started with nothing... Made the draperies and curtains first.

Happy Times


Notice.. Chairs upholstered with the same fabric as the Drapes... So me... LOL

But as the sign says 'Life is a Journey'   and I am on it.. so are you!

I have moved 7 times since then..7 times in 5 years... and now... no job..no house.. but I have my sewing machine... 

and 8 here I am...Thud... 

Life goes on... You must stay positive!... I have had many traumatic adventures.  This house was many lives ago.   I have had broken neck, legs, back, a bankruptcy and Foreclosure and I am still here.  I am quarantining and when out have Cotton glove for handle and pushbutton hand and tote bag that is vinyl and clear plastic can be wiped and I plan on living another 30 years through more traumatic adventures.... STAY positive.   If you have a sewing machine, you can create, be happy and survive the depressing part.

Happy Sewing.

See You on a blog... I have many...  and I have an online slide show meetup  'Fabric Crafting with G Street' Meetup....  Just doing online slides of things...  or you can check out  for Online Fun







Friday, June 12, 2020

Sewing sewing Blogging sewing Selling... Whew.... Quarantine Exercising

Yes, that is what I am doing... Exercising on the exercise bike.. a little crazyness dancing with the pole that is here and 

sewing sewing..  today face masks and clothes hamper maybe an orange outfit to brighten my day....   


selling selling on Etsy... and Ebay

Sew and YOU...?

I am still alive and Quarantining...except I do have to go to the post office to ship because my printer broke and I don't want to spend the money for a new one... You know since paycheck days are over.. spending as little as possible.

New blog on making a tote bag.  I hate it when they change the framework on the computer and then you can't figure out the new changes, but the everyday challenges of Quarantine. ARGGGHH

This totebag post is the online meetup bag and gloves matching pattern that was posted on
FABRIC CRAFTING WITH G STREET MEETUP   Where I have been doing some online meetups to keep people buying fabric.



I have to admit since I am not working there anymore - THANK YOU COVID - I don't know why I call it with G Street... but I am still buying fabric from them and doing curbside pickup... so 
we do want them to stay open if this ever goes over!

Monday, April 6, 2020

Still sewing Face Masks

This is the style I Made


Cut out 14 and seamed the front of the mask... l here are the supplies- fabric I had for the backing of the cat quilt I was making... so they all have cats and kitties on the front....


I will double case the wire, unless I finds something else bendable for the nose top


I had some striped pima shirting cotton on hand for the lining pocket



Tuesday, March 31, 2020

REPOST For Pattern buyer August 3 2019


I am cutting this out and then I can whip it together and wear it tomorrow....Beautiful colors.



Very light and airy material



How great is this? Flowy Dress and a Golden Yellow matches better than you can tell in the picture for a Crepe Chiffon Flowy jacket to go with it.... and I probably with combine a Royal Blue and a yellow scarf to hang on the sides for accent on the jacket.... OOOOOH.... fun.....



Note Earrings are on the scarf
So far, two scarves - one dress material- one blue jacket lace scarf with scallops on the end...and there will be one yellow one and a yellow jacket the same yellow as in the dress.



This jacket was made by folding the material and cutting a neckline, and sleeve holds, adding sleeves so scallops are on the end of the sleeves and cutting the jacket body so the scallops were on the bottom.  This piece of lace had an extra piece with scallops on the end, so I cut a strip like you would a kimono and folded it so it would be top stitched on the end.  Before work I will have 4 pairs of earrings, 1 pair matching the dress material, 1 pair matching this blue jacket and 1 pair matching the yellow jacket, plus 1 pair combining the blue lace over the yellow jacket material, and two jackets to choose from- a blue lace and a yellow jacket.  The top of the blue jacket is just folded over lace over the raw edge to give it the finished look.




Finished and wore to work!


Sunday, March 29, 2020

Design challenge-make something gorgeous


NEXT POST: What I made!.... HOW ABOUT YOU


violin dress by French designer Sylvie Facon



BOOK DRESS?

by Sylvie Facon