Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Little Vintage Going On!

This is the first vintage embroidery design I've done and it was quick and fun because it's so different. I would like to use some of the larger designs on a blanket or larger clothing. I just think it's so sweet.

Here's a close-up of the little chick or bird on a branch. The lace I sewed on the neckline is very old. This will be a gift for someone very special (and, no, it's not a grandchild! ha!).

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I'm On A Tshirt Kick!

I'm on a Tshirt kick lately, doing almost one a day. I love Thanksgiving and found this applique pattern and just had to do this for Paige. Isn't it cute?

Here's a close-up. I always told my girls that I feel sorry for Thanksgiving because it's kind of "looked over" being between Halloween and Christmas.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ornament Tshirt

I did this Tshirt for my little great niece for her to wear during the Christmas season. It's done in nontraditional colors but I think it's cute and sure will look cute on her!

Here's a close up. It needed ironing but was just too late when I photographed it. I mailed it to her today.

I'm just so happy to be doing some sort of sewing again!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Cute Little Doggie Blanket!

Isn't this just one of the cutest little things you've seen?!? I just returned from a visit to the beach. A friend and I went to a new quilt shop that sold applique designs and I just couldn't wait to try one out. Just got home last night and started right away this morning. This is a gift for a special little someone:)

Here's a closer look. I've never sewn with Minkee fabric before. I like the feel and the look of it and it's just perfect for the blanket on this design but, boy, oh boy, does it ever "fuzz" up your needle. I can't imagine making a garment with it but I'm sure I will one day! ha!

Enjoyed this design so much! I hope the recipient likes it:)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

It's That Time of Year!

Finally I'm back in the sewing room! Oh it feels so good! I appliqued a little orange shirt for my great niece who's two with a ghost and her first initial, a very cute pattern and forgot to take a photo! When I made her shirt, it had been so long that I forgot how to start the applique, too - which button to push!

I made this for Paige to wear to the Auburn games when it's cool or she could just wear it to school or anywhere when it's cool. It's an embroidery design that really looks a lot like Auburn's mascot, Aubie, who is cute as can be. And she DOES love Aubie!

I wanted to put the same trim that's on the neck around the cuffs but was about 1/2 inch short of having enough! I'll have to go get some more tomorrow and finish it. I can't wait to see her in it. And it just feels so good to be creating something again, even if it is very simple.