Monday, December 28, 2009

Putting sewing skills to the test!

Isn't she a beauty? My very first corset (waist cincher). I finally bought a grommet maker.
I got the pattern from tute on Craftster.
It was pretty easy to draft up and make. I upcycled some plastic laundry detergent bottles for the boning.

The back side. I wanted to use tow different ribbons to lace it up.
It's on a pillow so I could lace it up easily.

This is the front. I managed to line everything it up nicely. I'm proud!

It is a photo to show how nice and neat the eyelets are. :)

I'm going to make another one, a little larger. This one is petite, but it fits very nicely.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Last christmas gift done!

This one is for my husband's stepmother. She really enjoys coffee to the point that she roasts her own beans. And on occasion we get the wonderful joyful bliss of home roasted beans too. Yum!

The cup, sugar bowl and coffee pot are stitched using browns and the 22 ct. aida is a soft pink.
It was a bitch to get the buggers nice and straight, so I ended up taping the fabric to the frame.

The windows are 3 inches by 3 inches. The frame itself is a matte black metal.
Now that I look at these photos again my fridge is a good reference for how tall the frame is. :)

Now I can go back to my regularly scheduled projects... yeah right, wishful thinking, HA!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Gifts Finished Part 1

The Ewe are Special to Me doorknob hangy thingy!

And the back of it. A nice farm theme.

Flip flop doorknob hangy thingy!

And the back are some more sheep.

The Chocolate Makes My Day pillow! And the back is just some fabric that matches. I didn't realize how crappy this picture was until after I wrapped up the gifts. :(

I have one more gift that I'm working on I should have it done in a few days. It's turning out pretty cute so far.

Friday, December 11, 2009


I'm happy with this one! It's my first time using waste canvas. I was a little confused on how to remove it when I was done but I did it!!

The stitching turned out aright (a little too large for my tastes, but oh well, it's not for me) on it, then I pressed it which was a bad idea. But hey, I'm not crying over it.

I had some pink plaid fabric laying about and thought that it would be cute with the sheep on it. It is also a christmas gift for one of my sisters-in-law.

Now I have just one gift left to finish. Not sure if I want to make another pillow or frame it or make a table runner thingy. Not sure...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Another chistmas gift!

This is another free design from the Jaylann website.

I changed a color on it because well, I didn't have the right color at the time. :( but it turned out ok.

Stitches 14ct aida. Took about 6 hours to complete. It was fun.

Monday, December 7, 2009


This is one of the christmas gifts that I am making this year. It is for one of my sisters-in-law.
I going to make it into a pillow.
I will post finished photos of all of the gifts together.

It is done on 14ct aida. I want to call the color of the fabric oatmeal or multi-grain, 'cause that's what it looks like to me. :) I hope she likes it.

I got this pattern off of the Janlynn website. Yay for freebies!