Friday, November 10, 2017
After living in my house 40 years, I no longer keep anything I can't use soon or aren't using now.
The Shadow box above was something I'd always wanted to make. I painted the shadow box pink. I put a piece of scrapbook paper in the back. I bought the little miniature pieces. The metal pieces are speckled like real cookware. I painted the white pieces, they were wood. And I decorated them. The bottom left square has an iron on an ironing board!
I was so pleased the Lord allowed me to complete this project. As I really liked it. It's going in my new sewing room.
And my computer screen in the middle.
New rods have come. (from am*a*z*on)
I always buy curtains with a weather proof backing- to keep heat and cold out, and darken the room.
Once the paint is completely dry I'll hang a curtain and fix it up more. But with the cold weather we're having the paint will take longer to "cure". So next month.
This is the "Micke" table from Ikea and it's perfect. Its also only $49.00!
Oh how I loved her! :o)
A rotary cutter. To the right my ironing board about 75 years old from our first home, left by the last owner!
Hunca Munca! With all my children I always felt like I was Hunca Munca! ;o)
This is the door to my 4' x 7' closet.
I had hoped to use a different room to sew in. I wanted SP's (group home gal) old bedroom. But we are fixing it for a new client. So I'm taking the smaller back bedroom.
17 years ago I decorated it with some stickers I had. :o)
Before she died I had no idea she had such a beautiful machine!!!
They refinished the wood.
I did use this old Singer they gave me. But the more I learned about sewing the less I used it.
I'm getting both machines serviced. And I will use them again. My Granddaughter Kitty I'm raising has her eye on my Maternal Grandma's machine. (her Great Great Maternal Grandma!) :o)
Well that's what I've been up to. How 'bout you? What's new?
Happy Creating! God Bless!
Thanx for visiting! (((HUGS)))
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
What could I say when she asked to model my dress for the blog pictures!! ;o)
Above- The changes to the pattern front- my bias around neck/arms shows instead of tucked under, lace on my pocket tops, pockets placed lower, and front of dress done in 2 pieces instead of 1 pattern piece.
My applique heart that says "Good Old Mom", the heart has gold fabric glitter around the edge, my binding I made around arms/neck, my ruffle back piece I added. The little "dot" midway down that you can see is actually a tiny gold heart. When I opened the fabric paint (it had sat so long) was separated and a drop of it fell on the back, so I made it into a heart! (mental note to self- never open paints over project!)
I love the dress. Very comfy! And very Grandmotherly for me I think!
However, I do not like a drop in bobbin, the thread on top lying sideways, or the way you change stitches. For example, if I want a zig zag stitch I have to not only set the bottom dial to zig zag, but I must set the middle dial to stitch length and the top dial to stitch width. If you set only the bottom dial to zig zag without any other adjustments, it will straight stitch. ugh. It makes changing stitches take too long!
I could never decide what to use them for. My married daughter Grace said I should make pillows for her home. (I said to myself- boooring! LOL!) So I decided to make her a skirt. She loves the skirts with tulle under them, that to me look like Cosplay. Sadly I just haven't had time yet to do anything that "involved". (and my dislike of zippers :o) I can do them well enough, I just think they need time.
She also mentioned she liked shirt dresses and wrap dresses; when I complained to her how much I hated them! :o) (there's a glut of patterns for them right now)
Knowing how much I loved my Cashmerette Springfield top pattern, I decided to make her a Cashmerette wrap dress!!
I'm doing the 3/4 length sleeves. I think it will need a slip. I hope Grace has one! :o)
Now if only Cashmerette would design another style that I liked! :o)
Happy Creating! God Bless!!
Thanx for visiting! (((HUGS)))
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