Tuesday, July 7, 2015

And yet another new T-shirt!

As long as they keep coming out with these cool shirts in MY size, I'll keep buying them!
This one is in a really nice purple.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015

My Sewing Room, Where the Magic Happens

I have never posted pictures of my sewing room, where 'the magic happens'.    This is in a corner of my apartment living room.
 Obviously, things get moved around a lot as I work, so this is just a quick picture of what it looked like at that moment.  The sewing machine is hiding behind the white cutting board, and the serger is on a small table behind the worklamp.   The wall to the side is where I hang the tools that I use the most (a lot of scissors, too!), and the shelves behind are for my patterns, books, notions, and other stuff that hasn't been put away yet.  It's in a constant state of flux.
And this is in my spare bedroom, otherwise known as 'my fabric collection'.  Just like the sewing corner, things get taken out, new stuff gets put in, and stuff gets moved around a lot.  For example, those books are now in the main sewing area (easier to reach).  I like the wrapped-wire shelves because they allow air to circulate around the fabric, and whenever I move, they disassemble easily and can be made to fit any new space.  They're the perfect answer to an apartment sewing professional's fabric collection!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Sewing for the Shelter

I have been helping these lovely folks:  http://www.connieandteri4animals.org/
and in January, we make little quilts for the kennels at the local shelter.   So last weekend I got a couple of HUGE bags of fabric and batting, and cut out a bunch of quilts.  This weekend I sewed them.  All told, I made 45 quilts.   And they were approved by my very own quilt-tester, the Princess Rita.



It's a great project, and I love helping the animals, because I can't bring any more home.  My allergies and budget just couldn't handle the stress.   So I'll make them little quilts to protect their paws until they find a forever home.  If you don't have a furry overlord ruling your household, now is the time to go find one!  It's never too late.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

More bins!

I think I like this pattern.  They would be cute in some kind of holiday-themed fabric, wouldn't they?

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Fabric bin

And again, I have been checking out new patterns that I found online. 
http://birchfabrics.blogspot.com/2013/08/tutorial-fabric-bins-featuring-fort.html
Here's my first attempt.  I like the concept, but I want to get a better fleece next time.