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

Monday, January 18, 2016

First attempt at hand sewing

I have so far to go to get good at this. I'm a bit ashamed to post. Wrong fabrics, too small design, cut wrong which I will try to fix what I did with a stem stitch up center. Still working on the bottom leaves.I will get better paint to transfer design next time. 

Friday, November 27, 2015

Charlie's Angels


Happy Thanksgiving







Brody wasn't having ANY pictures taken.  But Scarlett, she showed him how to do it!  My fast phone shots could be improved upon, but at least we know who was here.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Copy Cat

Yes, I'm a copy cat. I saw this darling tote on Ravelry and pretty much just copied it except for her darling handles.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Santa bag

Christmas Projects


My daughter sent me a picture of some similar snowman on sale for $60 and asked if I could copy it.
So the biggest dilemma was the body.  My neighbor suggested a 2 liter pop bottle.  So I filled it with rice and padded around it.  I put a cardboard cake circle in the bottom, styrofoam ball for head, and covered it all in fleece.  The scarf was knit in 2x2 rib on my knitting machine, and the hat was made on the machine as well.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Kimono style pjs

I think this lol wrap pj top would be boring without those little Pom poms.