Posts Tagged: sewing

Thing-a-Day 28: Gingham and Lace Utensil Holder

This was something of a prototype. Now I’ve worked out the details, I’m going to make another seven, but not tonight.  Advertisements

Thing-a-Day 28: Gingham and Lace Utensil Holder

This was something of a prototype. Now I’ve worked out the details, I’m going to make another seven, but not tonight. 

Thing-a-Day 26: Kilner Jar Sewing Kit

I’d had a long day, so in the end I went for the simple approach and used an old ball of wool as the pin cushion lid. 

Thing-a-Day 26: Kilner Jar Sewing Kit

I’d had a long day, so in the end I went for the simple approach and used an old ball of wool as the pin cushion lid. 

Thing-a-Day 23: Sewing Machine Cover

  I had three options for pockets on this sewing machine cover, In the end, after all my thinking and planning I went for the one that looked best but was possibly the least practical. 

Thing-a-Day 23: Sewing Machine Cover

  I had three options for pockets on this sewing machine cover, In the end, after all my thinking and planning I went for the one that looked best but was possibly the least practical. 

TAD Day 19: Mason jar pin cushion/Sewing kit

This little project came across my Twitter feed this week. You could fill the jar with buttons, ribbons, spools of thread, really anything.  I added thread, scissors, needles, some buttons,  and a measuring tape so it could be a mini

TAD Day 19: Mason jar pin cushion/Sewing kit

This little project came across my Twitter feed this week. You could fill the jar with buttons, ribbons, spools of thread, really anything.  I added thread, scissors, needles, some buttons,  and a measuring tape so it could be a mini

TAD Day 12: Rice & lavender heating pad

If you use cotton fabric, this can be popped in the microwave and the rice heats up. I added lavender to make it more relaxing.  It’s about a 3:1 rice to lavender ratio. No instructions as I made this from

TAD Day 12: Rice & lavender heating pad

If you use cotton fabric, this can be popped in the microwave and the rice heats up. I added lavender to make it more relaxing.  It’s about a 3:1 rice to lavender ratio. No instructions as I made this from

Thing-a-Day 8: Round Bathroom Basket

For today’s project I lined a round storage basket with fabric to match the boxes I lined earlier in the week.  I’ve nearly finished my bathroom storage project – just one more  box to go.

Thing-a-Day 8: Round Bathroom Basket

For today’s project I lined a round storage basket with fabric to match the boxes I lined earlier in the week.  I’ve nearly finished my bathroom storage project – just one more  box to go.

Day 2 – Yoga Mat Bag

I’ve been wanting to make a bag for my yoga mat, so I did. (I did not make the cat, but you know how it is if you put something on the floor and there’s a cat in the room…)

Day 2 – Yoga Mat Bag

I’ve been wanting to make a bag for my yoga mat, so I did. (I did not make the cat, but you know how it is if you put something on the floor and there’s a cat in the room…)

TAD 2013 – LAST DAY!!!!

I made it posting every single day! Woo hoo! My final “thing” is a busy bag for my youngest grandson. He’s about 20 months old and will be taking his first plane ride with his Mom in a couple of

TAD 2013 – LAST DAY!!!!

I made it posting every single day! Woo hoo! My final “thing” is a busy bag for my youngest grandson. He’s about 20 months old and will be taking his first plane ride with his Mom in a couple of

Day 19: Giving Bunny

Finished my giving bunny for the bunny giving project. Not sure where I’ll leave him. He’s a little lopsided but hopefully it’d still make someone’s day. http://www.urbanthreads.com/blog/?p=7487

Day 19: Giving Bunny

Finished my giving bunny for the bunny giving project. Not sure where I’ll leave him. He’s a little lopsided but hopefully it’d still make someone’s day. http://www.urbanthreads.com/blog/?p=7487

Day 17: Pokey day

I had trouble accomplishing much today, all I wanted to do was nap and read. I did manage a very cold run. I worked a bit more on the web design, and started a bunny for the bunny giving project.

Day 17: Pokey day

I had trouble accomplishing much today, all I wanted to do was nap and read. I did manage a very cold run. I worked a bit more on the web design, and started a bunny for the bunny giving project.

Heritage 15: Apron from Scraps

Last year I made slip covers and had just a little cloth leftover. So I am making an apron for my husband who mislaid the one I made 2 years ago. I finished it in time to post on the 15th! It’s

Heritage 15: Apron from Scraps

Last year I made slip covers and had just a little cloth leftover. So I am making an apron for my husband who mislaid the one I made 2 years ago. I finished it in time to post on the 15th! It’s

TAD 2013 – Day 14

  Two years ago I made a baby quilt for a coworker. She is now expecting baby number two… also a boy. I make them square…. usually 40 x 40 inches. Now I have to find out what colors his

TAD 2013 – Day 14

  Two years ago I made a baby quilt for a coworker. She is now expecting baby number two… also a boy. I make them square…. usually 40 x 40 inches. Now I have to find out what colors his

TAD 2013 – Day 13

Didn’t have much time to do anything today what with work and then babysitting our youngest grandson….  Tonight he discovered my old (and I mean old) teddy bear in the toy box. I have had this bear as long as

TAD 2013 – Day 13

Didn’t have much time to do anything today what with work and then babysitting our youngest grandson….  Tonight he discovered my old (and I mean old) teddy bear in the toy box. I have had this bear as long as

hokeypokey 13/28

Today I resumed a UFO. Here’s the first bit. 

hokeypokey 13/28

Today I resumed a UFO. Here’s the first bit. 

TAD 10: Embroidery hoop spool holder

The instructions said to use a 1/8 inch dowel, I didn’t have a dowel, so I cut up some old chopsticks but I ended up using skewers since the hoop was too tight to fit more than 4 pieces of

TAD 10: Embroidery hoop spool holder

The instructions said to use a 1/8 inch dowel, I didn’t have a dowel, so I cut up some old chopsticks but I ended up using skewers since the hoop was too tight to fit more than 4 pieces of

TAD 2013 – Day 7

    My husband surprised me with a Kindle for Christmas. Rather than spend money on a case right now, I made one out of some material I had around and a little quilt batting. The button was one of

TAD 2013 – Day 7

    My husband surprised me with a Kindle for Christmas. Rather than spend money on a case right now, I made one out of some material I had around and a little quilt batting. The button was one of

hokeypokey 6/28

This is an UnFinished Object from last year.  Two-color, felt coasters in two flower patterns with contrasting color stitching.  I got the pattern from the great Zakka Sewing book.  It is one of my favorite DIY books.

hokeypokey 6/28

This is an UnFinished Object from last year.  Two-color, felt coasters in two flower patterns with contrasting color stitching.  I got the pattern from the great Zakka Sewing book.  It is one of my favorite DIY books.

Day 3 ~ Doll Shirt

Helped my 10-yr old make her very first doll shirt today.

Day 3 ~ Doll Shirt

Helped my 10-yr old make her very first doll shirt today.

Day One: Pillow Case

This is one of two pillow cases that will be a belated Christmas present.

Day One: Pillow Case

This is one of two pillow cases that will be a belated Christmas present.

Day 27, 28 & 29

This is it! The end! I successfully completed my fourth year of Thing-a-Day, this time with a theme. I’m really proud of myself. For the last three days I made this simple trio of flowers. If you’ve enjoyed my work

Day 27, 28 & 29

This is it! The end! I successfully completed my fourth year of Thing-a-Day, this time with a theme. I’m really proud of myself. For the last three days I made this simple trio of flowers. If you’ve enjoyed my work

Day 26- Red Rose

Another rose, for a future senorita crown. Be blessed.

Day 26- Red Rose

Another rose, for a future senorita crown. Be blessed.

Day 25- Little Loopy Maroon Mum

(Say that three times fast!) I added a bead to the middle of this little mum for a bit of sparkle. Be blessed.

Day 25- Little Loopy Maroon Mum

(Say that three times fast!) I added a bead to the middle of this little mum for a bit of sparkle. Be blessed.

hokeypokey 29/29 = 1

I am ending on a beginning.  While in Kyoto this winter I went to a monthly flea market at the Toji temple where I found some amazing silk pieces to turn into a skirt.  I bought 2 orange and 2

hokeypokey 29/29 = 1

I am ending on a beginning.  While in Kyoto this winter I went to a monthly flea market at the Toji temple where I found some amazing silk pieces to turn into a skirt.  I bought 2 orange and 2

Days 26 & 27: Cross stitch, mini painting, shelf building

Been pretty busy yesterday and today. Didn’t have time to post last night. Yesterday and today I built two huge bookcases from Ikea. Last night I did some work on my mini, adding a few wash coats and started some

Days 26 & 27: Cross stitch, mini painting, shelf building

Been pretty busy yesterday and today. Didn’t have time to post last night. Yesterday and today I built two huge bookcases from Ikea. Last night I did some work on my mini, adding a few wash coats and started some

hokeypokey 27/29

Wow! Another day is done.  I made a word wall in the classroom today.  I made refried beans and an enchilada bake tonight, and I worked on the sleeve in between. I often feel like I don’t get much done

hokeypokey 27/29

Wow! Another day is done.  I made a word wall in the classroom today.  I made refried beans and an enchilada bake tonight, and I worked on the sleeve in between. I often feel like I don’t get much done

Day 26 – Recycled Jumper Cushion

Some sewing today – I turned a jumper which my Mum accidentally felted by washing at too high a temperature into a snuggly cosy cushion cover. It was a 100% lambswool jumper with a lovely grey and turquoise pattern. After

Day 26 – Recycled Jumper Cushion

Some sewing today – I turned a jumper which my Mum accidentally felted by washing at too high a temperature into a snuggly cosy cushion cover. It was a 100% lambswool jumper with a lovely grey and turquoise pattern. After

hokeypokey 26/29

Today we turned the enchilada sauce into enchiladas!  It was awesome.  It took 48 hours to get the full flavor of the sauce, tortillas imported by a  friend returning from home, and a trip up north for cheese.  They were baked in a

hokeypokey 26/29

Today we turned the enchilada sauce into enchiladas!  It was awesome.  It took 48 hours to get the full flavor of the sauce, tortillas imported by a  friend returning from home, and a trip up north for cheese.  They were baked in a

Day 25: My spring tote

Oh boy, I finally managed to finish the tote I started working on yesterday. It was really fun, I learned a lot, but it sure was a lot of work. :) My tote has a U-shape, an interior pocket divided

Day 25: My spring tote

Oh boy, I finally managed to finish the tote I started working on yesterday. It was really fun, I learned a lot, but it sure was a lot of work. :) My tote has a U-shape, an interior pocket divided

Day 24: Braided Handles

Today I had brunch while watching Big Bang Theory. I was in the mood for sewing a new tote, inspired by the upcoming spring. I managed only to make the braided handles, with the help of awesome PurlBee. I went

Day 24: Braided Handles

Today I had brunch while watching Big Bang Theory. I was in the mood for sewing a new tote, inspired by the upcoming spring. I managed only to make the braided handles, with the help of awesome PurlBee. I went

Day 23- Large Teal Flower

Day 23- Large Teal Flower

Yet another flower where I just kind of winged it. It will be interesting to see how all these come together in my next flower crown. This one is the largest I’ve made so far, its slightly smaller than my hand.

Be blessed.

Day 23- Large Teal Flower

Day 23- Large Teal Flower

Yet another flower where I just kind of winged it. It will be interesting to see how all these come together in my next flower crown. This one is the largest I’ve made so far, its slightly smaller than my hand.

Be blessed.

Day 22- Loopy Flower

Day 22- Loopy Flower

Today I stitched up this deceptively simple flower.

Be blessed.

Day 22- Loopy Flower

Day 22- Loopy Flower

Today I stitched up this deceptively simple flower.

Be blessed.