Monday, September 17, 2018

Inspiration  <---  all about what happens from my kayak

We All Need Inspiration.... Mine

My Spot of Relaxation and Inspiration after Work

My Personal Minky Blanket... Made and Designed by Me

My Sheets are in the same design.. Kayaking in my sleep

Take your favorite places with you!

Everyone needs moments of getting away from it alll!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Wrap Some Fabric

Sooo one of the customers was trying to do something they saw on the internet...  I could not like the way they had it so I added my own slant.

3 yards of Fabric... cut one strip off the width about 4 inches..
cover 4 or 5 buttons... I did 4 and made a brooche.  This folds around twice... No lining needed as dress but also makes a good coverup to go out after the beach.

2 buttons are your earrings and 2 are going to be used on each strap area top of dress

Earrings of same fabric and see closeup below, where buttons go through all layers of fabric at strap bases so the wrap stays wrapped correctly.  Pin brooch back with motled blue art paper glued in base and clear cabochon on top to enhance the matching blue.  Pin pulls the front edge to the side in a pleated effect.

after buttoning on the left to give pazazz I pulled up to pleat a little to the side and stitched with an embroidery stitch... made a brooch with a cabochon and some like colored onionskin art paper and put the decorative pin there.  Buttons are not necessary but keeps you from feeling too just wrapped and is simple still.

Felt like I was beaching it!

Turquoise lace cardigan is the free flowing cardigan pattern.  Butterick 5045   (6 inches shorter than pattern pieces)

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Embroidery Experimenting

Quick before work sewing adventure

Well, a little already embroidered fabric, backed with some lilac silk, underlying scarf was a little darker lavendar color to enhance the embroidery and scalloped and leaf embroidered around the edge and trimmed.
The blouse is from the 'Treasure Hunt Room'... Already smocked and textured damask type embellishment
Blouse made without a pattern-folded over to shirt length-boatneck hole cut in fold...sides sewn up to arm hole width and sleeves attached with a horizontal cuff that was also scalloped embroidery.
The neckline was foldover self bias strip and slightly gathered to give a tiny standup edge.  Long side strip made a neck scarf to tie in a sailors scarf knot.
Burgundy Tubins' enhanced the colors in the embroidery.

This scarf is backed with the silky shirt fabric- the yellow one is backed by embroidery scalloping the edges and trimming..

Miranda is wearing a blue silky shirt with an embroidered scarf... earrings will be the same and I believe slightly embellishing the boatish shape neckline with some jewels under the self bias... possibly some illusion sleeves or lace if I can find some here that is in blues..

Shirt Directions:.... both Yellow smocked material and blue silky material same- no pattern
Yellow copied sleeves on extra fabric.... Blue will find something else for fancy sleeves

Bottom hem is just turned up narrow twice and the same with the slits on the side.

The strip from the bottom of front and back can do the neckline or the sleeveholes in this case only the neckline.  If you have extra fabric cut bias strip.

  Back to baby tie receiving blankets that I haven't quite figured out ..... pictures to follow

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Baby Boy Bunting


Boy Coming......

Lightweight.. no batting... just two layers minkie

Large Square folded over sewn and flipped right side out... topstitch around edge... fold to size of bunting.... sew accross bottom overlapping the amount you want the closing and stitch... flip again...
Fold opening corners back and topstitch over topstitching to stitch open in V.  Make matching baby hat with downloaded PDF for Baby hat....  Stitch accross bottom to create Emergency supply pocket.. ( just a pocket does not come open)  Bottom bow trim is stitched on permanently.  

Length of inner bunting is 22 inches
Bottom from Ribbon trim down is pocket for ?  Diapers? Wipes?... Burpers?

Pocket Stuffer-Emergency supplies...

Top bow is decor, with one ribbon sewn on under bow and one on edge of bunting and the two when closing just twist ribbons and pull ends through for simple closing

Replay of Sisters Bunting

Baby Girl Bunting---Simpler but sleeping wonders

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Sewing Crazy

I found way tooooo many things I want to make:
I will post Minerva Mannequin in the jackets and dress and jacket I just made.. White Lace, Pink and Burgundy Lace and Gold Dress with the previously made Black and Gold Jacket....

Here is  the beige drape neck dress.. just made to go with the pinks and browns of the Lace - 'The Nuances of Burgundy' 

Print - Cut three jackets at a time... and 2 dresses... The other dress is the gold one..

Then we add the jacket and scarf... and of course the covered button earrings..

And we did the White Lace one.. paired with a dress already made

 But I found a lovely little Baby Wrap Receiving Blankets Idea,

I have to make this right away... baby due next week... will post pic of tie bunting made with minky for boy.

so I have to stray.. and I am going PedalBoarding.. Oh Boy... so as I am Drifting on the internet seeing who saved my pins  ... I saw Recycle your Waterbottles into Earrings melted over a candle... I MUST TRY...  ooops not sewing... LOL  but will match outfits  ha  She has great ideas for making all kinds of things... 

Friday, August 3, 2018

MinervaMannequinwithHarrietHatHead is born

I am Sewing Right now.... but
Be Ready for a whole new look

From Now on my creations will be modeled by MinervaMannequin
who has acquired Henrietta Hathead....

I am excited-I will no longer have to model them myself...Loving IT!!
Thank You Minerva

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

So Little Time?-Cut in Multiples

Find a pattern you like - alter to fit and cut out in multiples...

This is how I have many blouses and free flowing Jackets and pants...

3 is my favorite Number

This is three Jackets that I am cutting out right now.... Earrings are made and one pair is in my ears.

.. the black gray and white pair -There is a new dress pattern on Miranda Mannequin  I am starting to do hats, so I just ordered Harriet Hathead...Sorry, everything is a laugh to me.  I am out of the covered button size I like for my earrings... so I guess I have to buy some more.....

Now back to cutting out the rest of the jacket pieces and I am planning on wearing the blue one today... we will see.... the blogging part takes some time👿

Wore the Blue one.... One down and 3 to go!