I blog a post with total confidence i will do it again tomorrow But… Here i am looking at this last blog post and my daughter has nearly doubled in size. Today i write tomorrow i may not but lets focus on right here right now.
On a completely unrelated note. I grabbed this book at the library the other day completely on a quick thought that it may be interesting. I want to start a shop i am not a business minded person right now so i guess i start here with this book. It is a quick quick read. Maybe hence the title. It is old and it talks about the 911 system just being introduced. Old books rock!!
..i came home today from a shorter visit to NH that was just, let’s say so INSPIRING spiritually. I did bring a project of making a continuous bias strip. i haven’t tried it in awhile and the piece of fabric is huge so I hope I can line it all up and cut away i guess if worst comes to worst i cut strips and sew them together BOO! but i walked into the studio and it smelled so good. i don’t even know what but I can’t wait to get in there, expecially with my little BF! someday she will be my partner in sewing. if she wants too..until then…so many projects sew little time…
I was inspired by a tutorial posted by Melissa Haworth. I purchased the tutorial and spent the past two years finding just the right sheets. I followed the instruction on how to layer the strips and ruffles and the rest I had to take side roads. I used a quilt batting instead of a flannel sheet. I love the weight it gave it. I also measured my strips and cut them out the width of the quilt instead of making super long ones. It is so beautiful in my daughter’s room. I love it. Thank you Melissa.
Here is another chop chop of the skirt. I thought i liked the green on the bottom but i didnt and it was too long. My legs are super short, i look funny in small things…rolled hem again. Its not difficult or very creative but looks super cute too me….this one may be a wee bitt short but good for the beach over the bathing suit because thats where i will be found, on the beach….the fabric is so soft and light. I saved all the pieces to make a little something for my three year old. But i must complete all vacation projects first…
this is my third try at this post. So short and sweet It will be I had this big dorky but comfystrtchy prana skirt from pregnancy 2. I am back to my normal parts of me tiny size and it needed a choppin….so a few inches of the bottom a couple inches off the side. I serged the side seams, roll hemmed the bottom and i love it… Awesome. I need beach wear, im headed there in a few weeks and from home i am staring at snow…no desire to shop just going to make everything with this new fantastic toy santa dropped off…sure do love him..
i didnt think to photograph this until after i ahd already cut..sorry but you get the idea…not so cute to cute..love love the rolled hem..
have a friend who has been spending the last few years utilizing materials from an old barn. The barn belongs to his new family as he was married a few years ago as well. He has been working with wood since his high school years and now he has taken his skills to a whole new level. He is an inspiration to be around. We all hope this is only the beginning of *American Revolution Design*. check him out at http://www.KEVINTRAVERSDESIGN.com.
He recently joined a studio trail around our community and asked me to design him some flyers. Here is the flyer and Check out HOPARTS.org as well.
and..that is one of his sculptures….