Saturday, March 3, 2012

Almost there...

Spring 2011, feels like yesterday. Seriously! My lovely friend Sarah was pregnant with her first baybay. I made her this 'gender neutral' baby quilt with hunky dory line by Chez Moi from Moda.

Just started

All finished

Packaged and ready for delivery

Around the same time I also decided to finally decorate the last bare wall in my living room. I made the pillow! Much better than before!



Almost caught year left to go :)

Odds and Ends from 2010

Ok I have nothing clever to say about this post. Title pretty much sums it up.

Shoe bag

Stocking I made for Ethan

Love Kate Spain fabric

Ribbon spools I made for my Mom

I love my job!

I love teaching sewing and foods! Best. Job. Ever. I especially love professional development days with the THESA(the home economics specialty association) ladies. These are some photos from our workshop on cake decorating and some easy sewing projects that are perfect for students.

Playing with fondant and buttercream

Quick sew purse and wallet

Playing catch-up

Bet you thought I was gone for good..huh? Well, I'm back and ready for business!!! And by 'business' I mean catching up on a year and a half of posting. So here it goes starting with Fall 2010....

Remember the pirate Halloween costume I was thinking about sewing? I finished it! Honestly, after all the time and money I spent making it I was terrified to let the boy wear it to daycare. Seriously! White lace cuffs on a boy? There is a reason why that went out of fashion in the 1800s.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pumpkins and Pirates

As I mentioned before, I love sewing Halloween costumes! I have made myself some wicked costumes in the past and now I have turned my attention to creating costumes for Ethan. Here are some of Ethan's costumes over the years:

Lobster Costume purchased from Winners

Frog Costume also purchased from Winners. At this point I realized there are no good quality/cool costumes for boys.

Pirate Costume and Pumpkins. First Costume I made for Ethan.

Canadian Peace Keeper Costume. He wanted to be an army guy, I'm a pacifist...this was the compromise.

This year Ethan decided he wants to be a pirate again. I haven't settled on a pattern yet...but I am leaning towards using this Burda pattern.


Illustration By Nan Lawson

This time of year is always bittersweet for me. I love that the nights are getting cooler. I love that soon I will be picking apples and pumpkins from Davison Orchard. I love the fact that I can start planning/sewing Ethan's halloween costume. Nevertheless, I will miss the warm, lazy days of summer.

But out with the old and in with the new...

Earlier in the summer I picked up a fall wall hanging kit from Cottage Rose Quilt Shop in Cranbrook. The pattern is very country and not really my style but for under $40 I was sold! The pattern also let me try out my applique skills (the pumpkin and stem were easy but the beak on the bird was murder). For those of you looking to try applique I suggest using saved my butt.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Road Trip Treasure

This summer I visited the Last Stitch Quilt Shop in Kaslo. While rummaging through the shop I spotted the most amazing quilt kit. The pattern was incredibly easy to sew (I added a 3" border). I LOVE Jessica Levitt's fabric.