Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Finally a silk scarf for ME

Okay, this looks like two silk scarves for me but shown are reverse sides of fabric. Glass bead trim was handsewn to ends.

Silk fabric stash produces a handbag!

My friend said she didn't particularly want a silk scarf and asked if I would make her a handbag instead. Sho'! Here 'tis!

Lucky me, I aleady had the perfect lining fabric from mom's quilt fabric stash. People give me stuff, I tell ya. And I USE it!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

My name is SkitzoLeezra and I am Anal Retentive

At work, looking for an envelope in the office supply closet, instead found Kleenex boxes on three different shelves (horrors!) and 4 opened boxes of rubberbands. Oooh, it gave me a case of the monkey nerves. Scratch, scratch.

The next thing you know, stuff is spread all over the floor to be organized and realigned. Like goes with like. (Found these clear plastic boxes at Office Depot.)

Sigh, I am happy now.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Pretty painted ceiling

Went to an estate sale yesterday, spied this pretty paint treatment on bath room ceiling and wanted it to share it with you.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Tote bag (grocery bag pattern) AGAIN

Made a few more of those craftster.org grocery bag totes all lined with interior pocket. The pattern is from actual plastic grocery bag but I lengthened the straps so they would fit on the shoulder.

Water bottle strap

Have a ton of this vintage pink and green yarn trim so made a bastardized version of

Martha Stewart's water bottle ribbon strap.
The little pink plastic cord lock thingie was found at Hancock Fabrics.
My upgrade: The knot in middle of green ribbon prevents accidental slipping and loss of cord lock.

New toy - a serger!

WooHoo! I have a new serger! Not even sure what it will do but already I have serged seam allowances and such.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Silk fabric stash, revealed

So, that silk fabric stash that I keep alluding to? Ya wanna see it?

Warning: viewing may be an invitation to hatred and covetousness.

Yay, Eileen, she HOOKED me UP!

Now, forget you ever saw it and move along.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Bestest thing I have ever sewn!

Attempted to sew a tank for Kay and planned to "learn" on hers before making one for me. Pattern is New Look 6761, the leopard print tank. It was a bit too long so changed hem length. Of course, the silk fabric stash was used.

The new serger finished the seam allowances. Yay!

Did not realize that I needed purchased bias tape for underarm seam so made my very own!

Flipped pattern back panel to match yellow tone stripe in center.

Silk tank top made from of uncut tie fabric.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Silk fabric stash again again

Whipped this pillow from the silk fabric stash. Cute, huh?

Kay's Kitchen

Like me, Kay likes shiny stuff too. Caw, caw!
Check out her fabulous green kitchen with shiny stuff on ceiling and wall.

Woman on the edge

  • Printed out clip art image

  • Photocopied and enlarged

  • Attached image to light box

  • Traced image with water soluble pen onto lightweight tea towel

  • Embroidered with backstitch

WooHoo! A neat hand towel proudly displayed by Kay. She has the innate talent to accept my craft experiments, display them better than I would and make me covet the very thing I GAVE HER!