Monday, 31 August 2020

Summer Sewing 4

 The t-shirts I make for my grandson are a little big and a little long. Soon enough they will be a little small and a little short. 

The digger needed some 'dirt'.

Monday, 24 August 2020

Heritage Sewing: Serviette Face Mask

 The doiley box also had one embroidered serviette. I think I recall that there were more of these, but I am not sure. Once again, I thought it would be nice to find a way to repurpose what was high in sentiment, low in potential uses. It took a little fussing to incorporate the embroidery in the right place, but I think it will be a serviceable and pretty face mask. There is a layer of finer gauge poly-cotton between the outer cotton layers.    

Friday, 21 August 2020

Heritage Sewing: The Doiley Cards and Dress

 Earlier this year (it is hard to believe it was actually THIS year) my Mom and I were going through things in her closet and came upon a box of doilies. Neither of us knew what to do with them so we put the box back. A few weeks later I had an idea and made some cards. These were doilies my Mom had made to put on the bread & butter plates. 

I wasn't sure what they would be used for when I made them, but they were perfect as thank you cards for my Mom's HomeCare workers. 

I kept the remaining doilies when I cleared out my Mom's apartment after she died and hoped an idea would arrive that would give them another life. The idea came this week. I made my granddaughter a dress using a sturdy knit fabric and sewed the doilies on. I am hoping that she likes it and wears it often. She won't be weighed down by sentimentality, and the doilies will have more action than they thought possible.   

Saturday, 15 August 2020

Animation: Book Love

I have been experimenting with an animation app and a stylus. I am not obsessing with detail or perfection, which will become very clear: 


Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Cards for knee surgery

In anticipation of knee surgery:


After a few weeks of healing: progress forwards, and sometimes a little bit back: 

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Summer Sewing 3

Both the top and pants are for my grandaughter. I used patterns that I designed for my daughter 30 years ago. 

Monday, 3 August 2020

Saturday, 1 August 2020

Summer Sewing 1

I have dipped into my fabric cupboard. It is not very big, and not packed full, but all the same, I pulled a few garments out of it recently. 

For me: culotte/skirt made from fabric I bought at the Heritage Festival a few years ago. The bulk of it was made into a table cloth. I was inspired to make it based on a forecast of more than 2 days in a row of hot weather.