Posts Tagged ‘Sewing’

See it all pouch 

Ahh lets see- I made this See It All Pouch last year in November.

The pattern is simple and straight forward. You can find the pattern here and lots of other cute pouches on Instagram! 

I added cute salvage from Cotton and Steel. I always like adding positive affirmations any place that I can. 🙂

Currently one bag is still holding the markers. But team Daniel Tiger has moved on to a new home. The pouch now holds all of my La Passacaglia quilt stuff. They are super handy.

I know that Laura used heavy weight vinyl. I used the cheap stuff. I think its gaged 4. Its pretty thin and soft. I am sure if I used it heavily the bag would rip. Must use caution or redo with better vinyl. hahha.

Tomorrow I plan on attending the Quilt show in Rosemont – Do I know anyone else attending?

Cat filled catnip

Hello once a month blog post! That seems to be the going rate around here. I’ll keep trying to post more. The weather is starting to get more nice and Rohan and I have pretty much spent the entire time outside. I also opened up my Etsy shop selling wall banners with witty sayings. Both of those things take up a lot of my time leaving less time to sew and create for myself. But just like everything else there will eventually be time to blog and then I’ll get fully back into it. 🙂 

I found this amazing orange kitty fabric at IKEA a few months back and at the time I thought I would make my neighbor a bag. I will probably still make her the bag but for the moment I made these catnip filled cats for her two cats.
I cut around the individual kitties. Placed them right sides together and sewed around the edges, leaving enough space to turn it right sides out. Once they were turned I filled them with catnip. I used Velcro to keep the pouch closed and so they are refillable. Even my kitties were going crazy for these toys.

And just like that my neighbor cats were spoiled. 🙂 now I need to make my own cats some cats filled with catnip. 

Fancy Fox Quilt

Finally finished this quilt up for my nephew. It only took me five months. The pattern is Fancy Fox from Elizabeth Hartman.

When my nephew was shown the quilt all he said was “oh cool” in typical teenager fashion. But it’s ok my sister loves the quilt and showed enough excitement for the both of them. 

As you can see the quilting is a simple straight line. At first I did it in a dark blue to match the back ground. But when I put it in the washing machine and it got snagged and tore up I took it all apart and decided that white thread was a better choice. So in the pictures below you can see the white thread.

Also any time I put a quilt on the floor a dog is instantly attracted to it. Does that happen to you? If the dogs weren’t so fast I think the cats would be on it too. Dang animals!

Wicket thinks the quilt is for her. Sadly mistaken. 

White thread was a better choice. 

My husbands reaction when I asked him to hold the quilts for pictures. Hahah. Poor guy. Getting suckered into my demands of quilt holding. 

Quilts with feet.

The fabric is mostly Cotton and Steel and Lizzy House with a few others thrown in. The backing and border are from V and Co. I wanted something dark because my nephew is a teenager. 

Later this week Ill show off the quilt I made for my sister. 🙂

 

-Xx

Simplicity 2226

Well that week off was nice. Back to the grind. 

I love fall. I love the crisp air. The crunchy leaves. And I love the clothing. Most of all the clothing. 

Enter simplicity 2226. When I first started sewing almost ten years ago. This skirt was one of the first things I sewed. I had no idea what I was doing. It’s marked as a learn as you go pattern and I remember thinking gosh this is so hard! Now I find it’s a breeze and I can whip up a skirt in just one evening. 🙂 

I made this one up with an Aneela Hoey print. It is a double gauze, so soft! I’ll have to look up the name of the print because I’m having a hard time remembering. I like this pattern for a few reasons. It’s high waisted so it covers that leftover baby weight that my body has refused to lose and the large pockets! These pockets can hold my cellphone and my tiny wallet and I don’t feel weighted down! I’m excited to wear this skirt with leggings and boots. It hits me just above the knee which I find to be the perfect length for my short legs. 


And of course there are no pictures of me wearing it. Finding time that is toddler free currently is just too hard. 

I already have plans on making a second one. This time with a cat lady print by Cotton and Steel. 🙂 Now time to get my toddler to nap! 

-Xx

Little Red Riding Hood 

Growing up I loved stuffed animals and I thought Rohan would too. Currently he’s pretty indifferent about stuffed animals but I’ve had this set since our trip to Nashville and Craft South. They are made by Sarah Young. I decided I wasn’t going to wait until he was ready for dolls I was just going to make them and hope that he gets into them. My back up plan is to give them to our niece if he doesn’t get into them.  She is all about dolls. 

Don’t mind the wrinkles. The fabric had a screen printed ink smell to it so I threw it in the wash before cutting into it. 

To make the dolls it was pretty straight forward. Cut along one line and sew along another. Leave a gap to stuff stuffing into and stuff those beasts full. I used a chopstick to help push the stuffing into harder smaller parts like the ears and limbs. I used my machine to fully close the bottoms after stuffing them. I was afraid they would fall apart if I finished them off by hand. How cute is the art on the wolf! Poor grandma and little red riding hood, eaten by the big bad wolf! And all stuffed! Welcome to the family of unused stuffies!I really meant to post this yesterday but then some drama with a quilt top happened! I placed my fancy fox quilt in the wash because it was full of cat hair and I wanted to get started quilting it and it got snagged on the spinning part of the washer! When I pulled it out it was full of holes! I cried over it! After crying I did manage to fix all of the holes but it took me all day. And by that point I was emotionally done. Ugh. 

This weekend we have plans to go fruit picking with my dad. Should be a good holiday weekend. 🙂 

-Xx

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