So it was rainy today and I was able to ignore the gardening/mowing and simply ‘indulge’ in sewing. Pinterest got me hooked again and I found a lil tutorial. I decided to try to ammend a personal attempt from earlier and ended up with basically a hot mess. (See largest photo in this collage)
The leftover fabric from Rachel’s t-shirt quilt came in handy for my second attempt. It’s not perfect either, but it’ll help a certain someone keep track of their ear buds better. ahem!! Inserting momma-attention-please throat clearing.
This collage is the beginning of the stocking creations for the upcoming Christmas season. Using up trim and various fabrics before I hit the upholstery section in the stores. In case you wondered, these are said fabrics. I highly recommend checking out these gorgeous options. They give your mantle a more posh appearance than calico or even silk stockings.
Someone on Facebook reminded us this is the 6 month mark til Christmas.
Change is commonly defined as “to give a completely different form or appearance to; to transform.”
For the photo challenge, I’m Changing a garment in 2 stages. For this post, I’m transforming a portion of it into something new.
This is a 19 X 11 triangle (you need 2)
This is where I cut my fabric from.
Sewing them right sides together, 1/4 inch seam, and leaving 2 inch space to turn right side out.
But first trim those corners.
I use a quilters pencil that has a blunt end to get my corners sharp.
After turning right sides out, iron and pin that opening for stitching so that it doesn’t slip on you.
Top stitch as you are closing that opening along the entire edge of the triangle.
This is how I chose to add ties to create my kerchief. Sew blanket stitch along entire triangle (no photos but look online for tutorials on that process) and then choose the crochet stitch of your choice.
My finished Head Kerchief created from upcycled fabric.
I remember some items displayed in Grandma’s living room from her sister, Hattie. She was ‘the skinny one’ as she used to say. If you’d seen some of her handwork, you’d know she probably didn’t eat much for all the work she accomplished. For me, she was one of the inspirations for these new-to-my-shop items.
Usually I’m taking photos of my Etsy stuff at our beautiful Missouri State Fairgrounds. After all, it’s extremely close to my home.
This is a small part of the Highway Gardens at the fairgrounds. Many couples have used this for their wedding ceremony. It is really a showcase.
But sometimes, there’s an issue with the great outdoors called “Wind”. So a phone call to my next door neighbor and Mother-in-law was in order. She recently remodeled her home and it sure looks nice! She gave me permission to use her space for some photos. So here’s one of them.
Her armless chair was one of several spots in her home I photographed my yo yo table runner. I was able to showcase its versatility thanks to her generosity.
Thank you Nancy! Just wanted to say how much I appreciate it! And your plants are still alive 🙂 (Inside joke)
I have a couple yo yos hanging around. These are connected.
These are Not.
A more accurate view of the Unconnected yoyos.
Here’s my crowning achievement with a few of them. I added a crocheted edge to tie them together (pardon the pun).
A perfect companion to my brand new mug. My eldest loves ordering cool stuff and I was the lucky recipient of the Disappearing Wives mug from across the pond. Love it! She could have waited til Mother’s Day, but I’m glad she didn’t. Thanks Rachel!!