Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sewing Room Remodel--sort of

Well, due to many factors, we now have some cute little people living at our house half of their days. We bought this house after the boys were grown and really just set it up for our needs, not even for guests! So, we dismantled the exercise room (no big loss since we DO exercise daily, but rarely used the room to do it), moved our son into that room, consolidated my sewing stuff, and moved a set of bunk beds into the cutting area. They slept here last night and everything went well. Is it ideal? No. Is it safe and friendly? Absolutely. We will be here part of the time and in CA part of the time. DS will have to determine a routine and schedule so that when the children are with him, he is the parent. He is a loving, caring Dad. He has a successful career and works very hard. He will come out the other side of this tunnel with his life intact. I get to see some of my grand kids much more often!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Kwik Sew 2752 OOP?

Another quick project for the DGD--this pattern may be out of print, but I found a copy online and it arrived in just days. I made the size 8 skort in red cotton twill. The pattern is designed for knits, but this made up easily in the twill fabric. I will see DGD this weekend and hope she likes the new clothes :>)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sewing Labels

Last summer, my DGD drew a picture while visiting--and she said it was her portrait of me. So after having it hang on the refrigerator here for a year, I wanted to do something to keep the drawing. It was in purple crayon on a thin piece of copy paper. So, I managed to scan the picture and sent it to an Etsy shop to have the drawing converted into a graphic design and then into some cute little labels for me to use in clothing for the DGDs. Here is a PDF of the design and a photo of the labels as used. I'm pleased and I think Samantha will be too when she sees how I kept her drawing "alive." I don't seem to be able to load the PDF so just a peek at the labels as sewn into the garments.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Just for fun...

Photos with my youngest DGS. He has loved Mickey Mouse since he first saw him--a stuffed toy and then in print and on TV. He has been talking about seeing Mickey for months. So, a few days ago, we took him to meet the mouse. He was a bit hesitant, but here he is with Mickey and Grandma.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Ottobre Odds and Ends

Still not doing much sewing, but I made a few little items for DGD. Here are soome capris from an older issue and a skirt (skirt and leggings/shorts are from 1/2009) and tee from more recent ones. I just cleaned up and don't have the issues in front of me. The blue skirt is a mini in the magazine (Minna style #33)--but I added about 2 inches to the pattern and then added a 2 inch eyelet ruffle to the bottom. I also made a pair of white cotton/lycra shorts (shortened leggings Taija #32) for her to wear underneath. I have fabric (white interlock) for a coordinating tee shirt. We are going to have company and needed to clean up the sewing stuff so the guests will have a place to sleep!

The red/white stripe tee is from the most current Ottobre--again I made some shorts from the issue with the above mini--just shortened the leggings that were designed to wear under the mini. I bought some red twill and will make her a longer version of the mini from red twill. Good basics to wear to school.

Finally, the check capris are from an older issue of Ottobre and match a melon tee I made last month. She can wear these for play or school. Fun and easy items to fill out a wardrobe.

Things are still in flux but sewing does help to fill time and keep one occupied.