Monday, November 24, 2014

Project Photos: Buttercup Bag

When Spoonflower had their buy one get one sale on fat quarters, I couldn't resist snagging a couple to use with this gorgeous bag pattern. The pattern itself is a free PDF file from the always wonderful blog "Made by Rae". You can find it here: http://www.made-by-rae.com/2009/02/free-buttercup-bag-sewing-pattern/

**The free version is only for personal use, but there is an option to buy the pattern which not only gives you a large and small pattern, but also comes with the right to sell any bags you make!

Anywho the urge came upon me to pair a couple of my own designs on the new satin fabric that Spoonflower has rolled out, Lichen for the exterior and Ceryneian Hind for the lining. Just as a note, it does look like I am going to have to go back and put interfacing or batting onto my  entire liner because having the whole bag made out of such slinky fabric means that it loses its shape when I pile all of my things in there. It still looks gorgeous as hell, but the tiny OCD person in my head  is badgering me to make it absolutely flawless.

Hanging

Side 1

Side 2

Full bag

Full bag

Hanging

Lining side 1

Lining side 2

Handle


Friday, November 21, 2014

Project Photos: Child-Sized Cheater Quilt

This is something that I have been dying to share, and this week I finally finished sewing this beauty! It's my first quilt, so I have eased into it with a cheater quilt. Most of the sewing was simple straight lines, but there were a ton of them! Each and every one of those black lines had to be sewn one at a time. I sort of made a game of it trying to see what was the longest unbroken stretch that I could do by pivoting onto the next line when I reached the edge. My little Bernina failed me many times snapping the top thread while I fiddled around with the tension settings. Finally I caved and went to my trusty vintage Singer which got the job done so much easier! Anyway here it is:

Child-Sized Cheater Quilt Top

Quilt Label

Child-Sized Cheater Quilt Top

Child-Sized Cheater Quilt Top

Child-Sized Cheater Quilt Top

Child-Sized Cheater Quilt Top

Child-Sized Cheater Quilt Top

Child-Sized Cheater Quilt Top

Child-Sized Cheater Quilt Top

Child-Sized Cheater Quilt Top

Child-Sized Cheater Quilt Top

Quilt Label



Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Project Photos: Reupholstered Stool

I recently got the idea to reupholster my stool. The cats had shredded the faux leather top quite badly, and it just needed to be replaced. It took a single fat quarter of Spoonflower's faux suede to do, and even though it's not at a professional quality, I'm quite pleased with the end result.

Here is a  picture of the stool now.
Teal Cat Grass Damask

This is the best photo that I can find of the shredded top.
Unfortunately I was so excited to get started that the 'before' photo completely slipped my mind!
And here is a small gallery of the finished stool:

Teal Cat Grass Damask

Teal Cat Grass Damask

Teal Cat Grass Damask

Teal Cat Grass Damask

Teal Cat Grass Damask


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Contest Entry: Sonnet CXXXII.

Calligraphy

Spoonflower is partnering with UPPERCASE, a magazine for the creative and curious, to bring you a special Design Challenge. Together we’re offering designers the chance to create a calligraphy-themed print. Be inspired by the inky elegance of calligraphy! Create a monochromatic pattern using varying shades of black, white or grey. Go graphic with calligraphic messages and flourishes or be illustrative with pens, inkwells and other tools of the craft. The winning designer will be profiled in an upcoming issue of UPPERCASE. Previews will be sized as quarter yards (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, November 11, 2014 .





Thursday, October 9, 2014

Contest Entry: Wooden Cuckoo Clock Singing

Clocks & Timepieces

What time is it? Time to create a new fabric design for the weekly Design Challenge featuring clocks or timepieces! Previews will be sized as quarter yards (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, October 14th, 2014.


Wooden Cuckoo Clock Singing

Wooden Cuckoo Clock Singing

Wooden Cuckoo Clock Singing

Wooden Cuckoo Clock Singing