Though I only started sewing for 2013 close to the end of the month of January, I managed to squeeze in seven projects from seven different sewing books that have, until now, laid dormant on my bookshelf, some for a few years already! By far, my favourite of the bunch is the Red Riding Hood, it’s adorable and I just can’t wait to see it on my five year old niece! The one project that has gotten the most use so far is the Slipcover I made for my sewing stool.
Funnily enough, my husband got all giddy over the Baby Kimono, I think his biological clock might be ticking! However, he does loves his new Necktie, which I made specifically for the night we head out to see the Cirque de Soleil show Love at the MGM Mirage next month in Las Vegas.
Did I mention my plans to make a “micro-quilt” of all the projects I complete this year? I wanted to create one-per-month, but I might just have to focus on sewing what I’ll call a “remind-me-what-I-made” quilt whenever I feel I have enough pieces.
I recently joined a workshop website called Creative Bug and have been browsing their video collection for some ideas and inspiration. I came across Hillary Williams Intro to Screen Printing and felt a tinge of guilt. You see, I have a whole ton of screen printing tools and inks but haven’t made the time to do anything with it!
So, no, I didn’t pull out the screen for this, but I did pull out some of the fabric inks I have and decided to let loose. I also “tried” to embellish this clutch with some stitched words. Not great, but completely unique and I think, with the works “Love You” on it, all imperfections should be forgiven!