Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Quilts aren't everyone's bag. I always want to make something personal for everyone I know, but it's harder with the boys. There are only so many journals that one guy needs.
This fall I found this great linen/men's suiting and matched it with fun and contemporary fabric- (a little bit of business/a little bit of casual)
Hope the boys will wear them!
(my money is on at least one)
I heard a little guy is obsessed with fish... I decided to sew a life size (seriously, it will be as tall as him) big 'ish' for Christmas. I started with the scales and just used up a bunch of fabric that I had left over from various other projects. It's a bit whacky... AND the tail didn't work, but he's only 18 months old so I'm sure I'll be forgiven.
Monday, December 16, 2013
This fall I've expanded my sewing repertoire beyond my quilting. I've always been into sewing- I used to sew a lot of things by hand, and in grade 4 my mom got my brother and I constructing a whole sets of summer clothes ourselves. I haven't followed a pattern since I was 13, so I'm not doing too shabby-
This year a number of Christmas presents were done this way. I kind of love making gifts from scratch. Very satisfying.
Going to highlight a few here over the next weeks...
This last week I made these throw pillow cushions for my parents new place:
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Oh god. It's too easy. Saw this recipe and whipped it up in no time flat:
chocolate sea salt figs
(You know when choosing salt from the array thats available out there these days wound up being the most complicated thing about this recipe, you're onto a good thing)
Sprinkle with salt
That's it! No you know this years secret weapon in the Christmas baking/treat department!
Monday, December 2, 2013
I recently recovered cushions for a beloved chair of my parents. I even managed to do so sans buttons, zipper or Velcro- just an envelope covering. I still had to do basic math and line up a textured line patterns, and strangely my rotary knife wouldn't cut through the fabric. So nice to knock them out in under 2 hours though. I have to say I'm pretty pleased with them.
This is the chair I used that awesome topographic fabric to make some throw cushions for my parents new coastal home. To me it's very nautical with out screaming "I'm on a boat!"
Hope you like...funny you should know the fabric for the chair were old curtains. Ha.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
This weekend has been over drive with home/baking/sewing/cooking/wrapping/quilting/crafting. Love it!
Wine with friends. Sewed a quilt. Wrapped Christmas presents. Finished writing Christmas cards. Made a Christmas present. Baked biscotti. Baked biscotti again. Sorted fabric. Met mom and dad for coffee. Made yummy dinners. Drank more wine. Made more biscotti.