One of my goals for the year was to sew myself a garment. So I’ve decided to take the plunge and I’m going to sew up a dress!
The dress is from McCall’s new Fashion Star line and it claims to be an “easy” pattern. We’ll see if it’s true! To be extra careful, I bought muslin to make a practice dress. The real dress will be made from the red Kona fabric on the bottom.
Since this is my first real garment, I am praying to Saint Martha to help me and guide me, in this my hour of crafty need. Or something.
I got my Color Swap package! The wonderful Gaby was paired up with me! (Latin girls in the house!) And boy, did she spoil me.
A super cute, home made project bag! I love it. I now have a place to store my fixed circs!
Not sure what the pattern is but I love it. I think it might be Habitat by Jared Flood? I’m not sure. It fits like a dream and that’s what matters! The cables on it are wonderfully executed. Gaby, you are one talented chica.
Exhibit Xhibit: (Insert your own “yo dawg” joke here)
That’s right! I got TWO skeins of Cascade 220! One is green and the other is a purple-y blue. Some fat quarters in blue, some roving (I may try to do some needle felting with them), and two tips for my KP circs. A set of US 2 dpns that are both metal and square (!) and a set of Alice in Wonderland themed tea! It’s regular flavors like mango and Earl Grey but it’s for a special unbirthday tea parties! Not pictured because I ate it all is a box of my favorite chocolates, Ferro Rocher. Yes, I am a gal of expensive tastes. Keep your Godivas, I will happily much away on my drug store candy.
Thanks Gaby! She’s a great swap partner. For more FOs check out Tami’s blog.
The great thing about packing is that I’ve uncovered some things I’ve made that I’ve forgotten about. These two pieces were made about two years ago, they were my first attempts at embroidery since college.
This portrait of George Washington has to be my favorite FO ever. The picture came from Brad Neeley’s “Washington” song. It’s NSFW but it’s not too bad. Be prepared to laugh.
I really wish this was how Washington was taught in school. I need to do something with this piece. I’m not sure if I should just frame it or turn it into something. The question is, what sort of something? I’ve thought about having it be the center piece of a pillow and the fabric framing it would be Revolutionary War/Americana Toile. Something like this: or maybe this:
Second FO that I found was my first attempt at crewel.
This was part of a kit that I found at AC Moore. I think I finished this in a week. I really enjoyed it and I was surprised to find a needlework kit that was small and cute.
This needs a frame as well. Back to packing and uncovering forgotten treasures!
Hi, I'm Vanessa. In 2010, when I was 25, I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. I blog about my life after cancer, my love of knitting and cage fighting. I make sewn and stuffed body parts at Survival Organs.