Saturday, March 25, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

Waxing jeans

So I just grabbed an old candle and rubbed the bottom of an old pair of jeans and heated it up. It really didn't make the fsbric feel much different!  But it seems to be pretty waterproof!  Do I want to spend 20$ on the real stuff for this?

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Monday, January 16, 2017

New PJs

See n Sew pjs. Great pants fit. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Coming up Daisies!

It was a lot of work, but with Kelli's, help, we have a cake, not perfect, but a lovely cake for the investiture ceremony tonight.  Not bad for a couple decorating rookies.

Friday, December 09, 2016

Our week was busy. 

Monday, November 21, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

My heart art attempt

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TfMYrmKXHzc

I tried this with mixing my own colors as I didn't feel like trekking back to Michaels, but they turned out rather muddy and dull.  I may try again.  It was a lot of fun. 

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Colorado Trish's Singer Redo!!

This is a true story - the ugly before and the beautiful after!


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

This and that

Another Mexican top.  It seemed like a good idea at the time.  Scarlett and I beaded safety pins for bracelets, one for her mama's birthday present and one for me.  We Cricut'd a bit, and she glued carrots together for an Easter bunting and we made a trailer box for her gift for her mama.  And this morning I made her a chef's hat to go with her old apron as her ma may be putting her in some cooking classes soon.  Oh, and the weird pin cushion is a biscornu, and why I had to make one is beyond me.






Friday, February 19, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Espadrilles

http://www.prym-consumer.com/static/0H0H00G9a.pdf
https://www.dritz.com/sites/default/files/tutorials/espadrilles-adult-pattern-english.pdf  - and I had to print as poster and piece together
And for kids:  https://www.dritz.com/sites/default/files/tutorials/espadrilles-kids-pattern-english.pdf

You can buy the soles on Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=dritz+espadrilles&tag=googhydr-20&index=arts-crafts&hvadid=77884950051&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5474465212884766872&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_8w2cv98iot_b

But on these I'm just using a flip flop.  A regular needle will go through the rubber.  You just have to wear a thimble and two rubber finger grips to grab the needle.

I'm putting shoe inserts inside. I am trying to sew these with embroidery thread (6 strand), but it isn't working so well.  I need upholstery thread or two layers of buttonhole thread.

But I see red polka dots and navy stripes this summer!






Saturday, February 13, 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

Monday, February 08, 2016

Playing w silk and paint

This is a blue and a green Dye-Na-Flo paint and silk hanky from Dharma Trading.  My first experiment took about two to three minutes. Ironed the silk to freezer paper. I used the green paint and a fan brush and sort of got it all over with a fan brush.  Then took a lil dip of blue on two corners and spread just a little and threw the salt on it.  Picked up the whole mess and took it to the bathroom and blew a little with the hair dryer (carefully).  I'm no expert, obviously (lol), but to me, this is success.  Hope I can replicate it on a larger silk square to wear with this sweater jacket.

My next experiment was a flop.  I was curious if I could iron a design of freezer paper on top of the silk and carefully paint without resist.  That's a big NO with Dye-Na-Flo.  Probably with other paints, but then they'd probably be too thick and it wouldn't feel nice afterwards.  Next experiment will be with the resist.

I got some metal pointed tips in this kit, and I have no idea how to use them.  They sure don't fit with the little tiny bottles that came with it.  And the tip is pretty big on those.  

This is little kid's play for big folks.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

An Alabama Chanin Linden type top

I can very much appreciate the work that goes into AC clothing. Very few diy ones I've seen look nearly as good as theirs and this is truly shoddy in comparison. And yet I love it!

Saturday, January 23, 2016