Wednesday, September 23, 2015
I hope I'm going to get a lot of use out of this shirt and that I won't end up having to chop off a half foot of it. I like that it covers the rear. But obviously it will not look good with regular slacks like this. So what to wear with it? And this was the first successful try at making undies - undies that stay under the rear without riding up cause I bought too big a size so it doesn't cut in the waist! These stay put with no visible lines. I ordered the lace from Sew Sassy and the spandex material as well.
The next shirt collar will incorporate this great tip forwarded to me by a buddy: http://www.nancysnotions.com/text/content/pages/Collar.html
Monday, September 21, 2015
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Saturday, July 25, 2015
This has received the funniest responses I have ever had on a project, some so funny I nearly choked to death on a cracker laughing!
Friday, July 24, 2015
Thursday, July 23, 2015
This machine embroidery design was bought on Etsy (https://www.etsy.com/listing/235438454/cupcake-applique-machine-embroidery?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=shopkins%20embroidery&ref=sc_gallery_1&plkey=0f260441345016366ada6b752166c6dccd26b77b:235438454). An extraordinary amount of stitches and then a mess up which I then had to resort to cutting it out and appliqueing to another front. I used a free top pattern from Scattered Thoughts of s Crafty Mom (http://www.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com/2014/08/swing-tank-sewing-pattern-size-3-to-8-free.html) as a start for top. Wasn't sure about that hem line and so I changed to a boring one.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
I just love this print. I'd do a few things differently next time like the hem and maybe I wouldn't make it so long (should I cut it off?). I think I'd do a crew neck and add three stitches to each side of sleeves. This was machine knit on my Brother 930 using KnitWear (no longer available free software...) and plunking in A-line ballet neck pullover and lengthening the sleeves an inch and the Perianthe stitch pattern from Ravelry. It's made in Michael's ever-so-cheap Woolike yarn as I still don't think I'm worthy of "good" yarn (and the fact that I'd like to make all those changes is proof of that!) Another consideration is that this length of sweater really needs to be short-rowed to make the bottom of the sweater bowed a bit so it isn't quite as long on sides.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Fabric is very soft cotton that I got last year at Walmart (sorry to those Walmart haters out there) for about $5/yard. And this took almost the whole yard.
Just happens her child was the perfect size! Now I can't wait to see Scarlett in it.
Monday, June 08, 2015
This was done a while back, but I neglected to post it. This is my husband's sister and niece and her children (brand new baby!). Doctoring up the picture before knitting is much more work than knitting it! I used Img2Track to get this into my knitting machine.
For some reason I'm infatuated with samplers. Certainly I cannot do them by hand. It took some searching but I finally found some machine samplers.
More to follow I'm sure. Here is one site with some nice samplers: http://www.embroidery.com/search.ec?search=sampler&productcode=&VendorID=&minwidth=&minheight=&maxwidth=&maxheight=&newSince=&maxstitches=&maxprice=&perpage=&stype=design&go.x=24&go.y=16
A little expensive.
But here, the mad woman (lol) has some nice ones reasonably priced: http://www.themadwomanoflockestreet.com/prim_and_folk.php I didn't quite get this lined up perfectly, but good enough for me. It's an "overlay" design. How the heck do you line that up perfectly? I think I'll even give it a go to make up my own.
Friday, May 15, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
Oh my gosh, I love these cute travel slippers. I tried making slippers before and always it was a disaster. This time I zigzagged individually the two quilted sandwiches and then stuck in some plastic grid and zigzagged all the layers before machine sewing on binding to front and then hand sewing on bottom.