life through the eye of my sewing needle and very little, to be honest, about sewers

Friday, July 3, 2015

patchy summer headband

Ann Kelle has a  10 minute headband tutorial here. Instead of using one fabric, I went into my scraps and put together this patchy headband today. I'm going to go wider on the next go round: this is cut 3.5"--I'll add two inches.

I'm not usually big on florals, but I really like this red fabric.
a little ocean fabric to keep me cool.

Monday, June 15, 2015

taggie blanket

wonderfully simple tutorial over here at project nursery.

I went with longer ribbon strips than she did (I cut them at around 4" instead of 2") and went with 3 on each side instead of 4. Not quite as square as hers, no surprise there!

colorful wavy cotton fabric on one side

sweet soft fleece on the other side

Thursday, June 11, 2015

nothing says homemade like twine!


I used three different fabrics for the outside...
and just one for the inside.

Friday, June 5, 2015

For an NHL Rangers Fan

My friend Cathy is a very enthusiastic Rangers' fan. While they were still in the running for the play-offs I sewed up a few things for her.  The polka dot fabric used for the handles was in my stash--nice color match!

Wallet with hockey fabric for the lining.

Hair scrunchies--easy peasy.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


 over at smmarrt organized an art doll swap. there are wonderful dolls in the gallery and you can find them all HERE. i was crafting for ericas_tattoos who had some great art doll ideas on her questionnaire. two of those were "mermaid" and "frida kahlo". and it didn't take me too long to know what i wanted to make for her!
 luckily frida kahlo has a very recognizeable face. im not a good artist as far as drawing goes but i was able to do this face using some micron markers. the body fabric came from Rock Paper Scissors which carries utterly fantastic fabric. the owner there has awesome taste.

i was lucky to already have the perfect glass bead for her hair.  I used jewelry findings for her earrings.
i sewed a little bit of a shawl for her and on the back i put a frida kahlo quote that i found that i really liked.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013