Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Pot holder

I made a pot holder!
I was bored today and I really wanted to sew something, but nothing too complex and large. Then I remembered I have a fairly large project folder on my compy, so I looked through and found an easy pattern for a finger pot holder.

I used some leftover christmas fabric for this. And now I'm pretty sure this is what I will be making for gifts next christmas.

I have to find some fabric with coffee or cupcakes on it so I can make one for myself.
Now I just need to work on my blind stitching.

It looks very odd just sitting there. lol

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I made wallets for my sisters-in-law.
For the oldest I made one with an oriental theme.
I stitched up this cute piece of sushi. I LOVE it.

And I'm very happy that she loves it too.
I tried using a snap that you clamp on but I never can get them to stay one or look alright, so I used the kind you sew on. I also sewed on a plain black "fake" button to cover up the stitching from the snaps and it looks pretty good (too bad you can't really see it in the photo).

Thursday, January 6, 2011

This is a cute wall hanging that I made for my tea loving friend.

The best part about this teapot is that I did a kick ass job on the satin stitching on the eyes. I didn't get a close up pic because I didn't think to at the time. :(

I'm still trying to decide if that is a doughnut in it's mouth...

That's the most quilting that I do. Very simple. I don't think that I would have the patience to sit there and finish a very large project like that.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Hard Work Pays Off

French knots.
Are the devil.

But if you practice long enough and hard enough, they become your bitch.

I stitches up another Jenny Hart design for one of my friends for christmas.
It's one of those doorknob hanger thingy that I like making so much. I mean, come on, it's a tiny pillow on some string.

After a while the french knots became so freaking easy that I didn't even think about them anymore. They no longer have any control over me!
I added a couple sequins to the tear drops to make it sparkle.

After I took the photos I realized that I had a big old string sitting on it. lol

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Very Busy End of the Year

I made a bunch of embroidered goodies for my friends this year.

A lot of them were my our design and some were from various designers.
One of them, I made a doorknob hanger.

I saw a similar design on a little kids shirt and I thought that it would look very pretty embroidered.

I used a variegated yellow, you can't see it too well. But it's light enough to have a soft effect.

Then, I made a pillow for one of my other friends.

I really wanted to use the cherry print fabric. She LOVES cherries. And Jenny Hart's fan girl reminds of her for some reason.
She was very happy to receive it. :)