Thursday, July 31, 2008

Simplicity 4579

This pattern is very short and boxy if you don't make adjustments.
I have a long torso and alter all my patterns but this one was extremely short, it only came to belly button!
I also added some flared panels to the sides to give it some shape and accented those with vintage buttons.
I used this beautiful vintage floral that I had in my stash.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Simplicity 3835

I love the Built By Wendy Simplicity patterns!
I made this tunic top the other day to keep me cool while I'm running around outside with Tony.
 I used red and olive green linen and a thrifted 1970's embroidery pattern for the apple on the pocket

Monday, July 28, 2008

a thing of beauty is a joy forever

Myfriend had a baby shower this week and I wanted to make something special for her.
She has always loved Willy Wonka and so I picked up a new copy of the book for her to read to the baby
I love the illustrations by Quentin Blake and was inspired by them.
I embroidered Willy Wonka, the children, and an Oompa Loompa onto white cotton and made a simple 16 patch quilt with a buttery yellow and a fun purple swirl. The back is a soft green flannel and I quilted it myself by simply stiching around the squares with a zig zag stitch.
It was so much fun to make and so much fun to give!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Retro Rocket Rascals

I love this Michael Miller Retro Rocket Rascals and it goes so well with the retro space theme that I have chosen for Tony's bedroom.
I found the chair in a junk shop and fixed it up. I painted it bright red and gave the seat some padding and covered it in the rocket fabric.
I made the roll up window shade using the rocket fabric and backed it in red.
I've been working on the quilt on and off through the school year and finally finished it over spring break.
Lois my favorite quilter had a stars and moon pattern to quilt it with and I love the results!