Monday, January 21, 2008

Cigar box valet for men

Kay gave me a bunch of cigar boxes so I decoupaged a few and made valet boxes for men. If you look closely, you will spot gold tone metal fish from Metalliferous.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Bamboo Handle Handbag

Found a sample sale of upholstery fabrics for $1 each and combined it with Mom's quilting fabric stash along with a freebie Ultra Suede sample. Embroidered a fleur-de-lis outline on the Ultra Suede for an easy-no-turned-edges inside pocket.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

People give me stuff, part 4

My buddy Dori invited me to peruse the goodies before being shipped to the local charity thrift store. WooHoo! Thanks, Dori!
  • Gold ribbon braid
  • Gold floss thread
  • Multi-color braided trim
  • Assorted grosgrain ribbons
  • Sequin adhesive stickers on a roll
  • "Rat tail" ribbon in pink and fuschia
  • a whole mess of beads plus the bead box!

Lorraine's silk scarf

Made another scarf from the highly coveted silk stash. Check out the pompom fringe!

Mudflap girls

Several months back when I was on the brand new embroidery kick, I asked my buddy Chuck if he would like to request his very own stitched tea towel and he specified, oddly enough, mud flap girls. You heard me.
Here ya are, Chuck! Wipe your counters with these nude silhouette girls that I stitched for ya!

Burp Cloths

Don't really dig cross stitch crap but think it is cute for baby stuff like bibs and burp cloths.
Here baby, please burp and throw up on this nice cotton towel that I stitched and personalized with your name.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Silk skirt

Whipped up a skirt out the fabulous Eileen silk tie fabric stash. Considered cropping the photo so you wouldn't see my unfinished hem shame but hey, this a blog of truth, right? Confession: I still don't know how to hem.
However COMMA as a beginner to sewing, I consider myself to be a genius because I didn't even consider that the silk stripes should match at not only the front and back seams but the side seams as well. The photo does not show the perfectly placed stripes but I assure, they are there. How did I do it? I don't know! I just kept playing with pattern and fabric until it looked right and held my breath as I finally cut the silk.

  • Bad news: Don't remember how to match stripes so probably will not attempt to make another.
  • Bad news: The skirt is too short to be flattering on me.
  • Good news: Faux niece wants it!
  • Bad news: Now I need to hem it for her.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Silk fabric stash again

That silk stash that my good buddy Eileen sent me? It is taking over my life. In a good way, I think.

Take a look at this wall hanging and pair of pillow shams. I made them all by myself. WooHoo!