Friday, July 31, 2009

More goodies

When I was little, one could always find me sitting under my mother's Singer treadle sewing machine. Well, kind of - while she was treadling it, I would use my hands to help her go faster! This annoyed her to no end............sorry, mom! As I grew up, I never really got to use a needle and thread, let alone a sewing machine. Until...........

When I was pregnant with my first child (1 of 2 children) I made my first quilt! Wish I had taken a picture of that...and now I can't stop making stuff! If only my mom could see me now...she would be tickled pink!

I'll have all these projects picked out, pages dog eared, patterns sitting on the side, just waiting for me. Sigh, so much fabric, so little time.......... here's favorite.........just love those mini kimonos! I've made them into coasters too........check out my older post.
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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Where have I been?

I'm back! I have been missing for awhile........there's always so much to sew and so little time! Oh dear, well, here is what I've been sewing.......

It was a gift to my dear sis in Australia, she has received it, so it's safe to show and tell! At first it was a bit tricky to do the appliques as there has to be separate pieces for the heels and straps, and ribbons.....but not long after, I was loving it!

I'm sorry if the pictures aren't that clear - not a very good photographer!

Here's another new one! Flat as a pancake! My 4yr old son, simply adores bears. AND pancakes! Hence, a pancake bear! Two loves in one! Hee.

This one is my favorite - pouffy gown appliques. But sadly, it's not with me anymore - it's now in Singapore. Do you ever get attached to a project mid-way and then feel so reluctant to part with it? Well, it's not that big a deal, I tell myself, after all, I CAN make another one for myself! Silly me.

This one is a needlework and applique combination. Then decided against making it into a small wall-hanging. Turned it into a cushion instead for my niece's bed.

Well, that's it for show and tell! I hope you enjoyed it. I really had fun making them. There are lots of UFOs in my sewing corner! So what's new???!

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