Saturday, December 19, 2015

My Needle Book

After watching several needle book videos, this is what I created. Some of the items will probably be removed as it is rather thick.

Front with lace, buttons, and a flower.

Elastic was used as the button closure.


This is the last of my mother's sewing labels. She passed in 1989.
Double Needle and extra machine needles
I used pieces of felt, pinking shears, lace, buttons, lace, and lots of hot glue.

One must have safety pins.
A few more pins.

I just played with this needle threader. Maybe it has a place in my world.

I glued the needle case onto a flower.
I love these clips.
This was a fun project. Next I need to make some scrap bowl to catch all of the threads and clippings!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

It's All About the Grands!

For the Santa hat chair covers I used cotton fabric, but they would be nice in fleece.There is an online tutorial available. The table cloth was made by my mom who passed in 1989. It is cotton with 5" lace.

These are envelope pillows. Instead of making pillow shams for the beds, I made one pillow. There are online tutorials available. The granny square cloth on the table is a few years old. The little doll on the sofa is a gift from a parent from my teaching days.

This is the same fabric from the pillows. I cut them into squares and positioned them on a newly purchased shower curtain and towels.

I needed a tree skirt for this new tree. It's 18 inches around. I decided to put my kids and grandkids pictures that are normally on the big tree on this newly purchased tree. Yes, they are so special.

I did this for the gate.
I have a beautiful apron pattern, but I was putting an apron away after doing the laundry so I traced it. I also took the Kelly green one that I traced and cover the writing with some of this same fabric. I made a pocket with red across the top. Today, I purchased some Insul-Bright needled insulated lining for the pot holder that I'm creating. I'm almost ready!

 If I would stop thinking of things to make I could end this Christmas sewing chapter.

Monday, December 7, 2015

It's so peachy!

My very first scrap quilt and it's for charity. Now I know why they are so expensive with over 25 hours of work using a sewing machine. I can't begin to imagine making using only hand stitching. It was fun.

 This is the back design.  It was pieced using 5" squares that my granddaughter help cut.

The binding was being added to the quilt.