Tuesday, April 23, 2013

1000 Posts and What I've Finished

Yeah! This makes 1000 posts. Granted the first year I just transferred all my photos from tribe thinking it wasn't going to be there anymore. Well, it is sort of gone as no-one is on their anymore.

Anyway, I did get a photo of the sweatshirt of my son's sweatshirt that was in my to do list for this year.Post is here

Here's the before picture
Here's the after.

I didn't make it into a hoodie which is a good thing since my son informed me he doesn't like them. I know I have to show you my other UFOs that are done as soon as I get a chance.
I am still working on the Xmas Quilts and have a bunch of blocks for my other Xmas gift quilts.

Anyway, I spray painted the mason jar lids today in black and what a difference it does make. It didn't take too long and it cost 1.00 for the spray paint. I will also show photos of that and the rest of my sewing room soon.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Diy Storing Ideas for Sewing Notions

Well, I just redid my sewing room. I didn't like how it was turning into a mess again and I didn't like how I stored a lot of sewing items. Too many things out in the open made it look messy. I will post photos of it soon with before and after shots but for now I thought I give you some ideas to make your storage solutions for notions.

A nice rack for ribbons and yarn. Details on here
Better Homes and Garden ideas here
More info here

How to paint mason jar lids and add fabric from the Cottage Home-here
From Mothering in a Shoe -How to dye clothes pins -Here
Here's what to do with those painted mason jar lids from Always Nesting-here
Here's another Example of painted lids on mason jars from Amy Giggles Design-here
From Spool and Spoon-using the clothespins for organizing floss-here
Wrapping ribbon around the clothespin from Delightful order -here

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sewing Sheds 2

More Photos here from Readers Sheds-Look
Shed is owned by Manjit.

From Three Pixie Lane her work area shed-here
From Heart Handmade UK-her shed here

Palm Tree Princess Studio - Here

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Steampunk Quilts

From EPBOT.com -Here
"This is Epbot reader Kelly (who lives in New Zealand, so you know she has an awesome accent) with her award-winning "Steamy Dreams" quilt. Isn't it fabulous? I love the circle of keys with the padlock in the middle - and the soft teal is so pretty with those browns and coppers!" quote taken from EPBOT.com

From Etsy Shop Aranel-here
From WaterPenny Blog-her Steampunk Gears,Octopus,Balloon and Key Quilt -here
I am working on a Steampunk quilt for myself but it isn't has fancy at all like the lovely ones above. I don't even have the fabric I would like for it like the following:

I'm also thinking about some other themes for quilts but that's another post.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Super Hero Fabric

Here's my stash of super hero fabric. I've collected a few here and there. It was a lot harder to get some of these fabrics but the super hero craze going on right now has made it easier to find awesome fabrics. I will be making a quilt for the youngest for Xmas. Perhaps save some for another project.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

New Year-Finish Project 3

        I haven't posted recently on my progress on the UFO list. I told you that I had finished the top for the belly dance outfit, my son's sweatshirt and the shirt. I will post photos of those soon. I've also almost finished the Xmas quilts-yes, there was enough fabric for 3 quilts. I have to put the backing on 2 of them. I plan on finishing them this week. I know I had Feb. and March to finish but I was working 6 days a week sometimes 8 to 10 days in a row.
    So, my next project will be finishing the Mata Hari inspired costume that has been on hold since 06. I want to finish this by the end of this month. Then the next project will either be the Halloween quilt or the belly dance skirt. I've looked at the skirt and found all the fabric for it. I even have the design of what I wanted to look like still pinned to it.

    I've bought even more Halloween fabric. I have so much of it I could probably make 2 but I plan on making a King size quilt.
   One last thing-I found the pattern for a dress I wanted to make awhile ago. It isn't on my UFO list as I haven't even bought the fabric for it.
   So, I've been sewing away the UFOs and PHDs. I also want to finish some of the Lolita and patchwork skirts that are half way done.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Stash Organization by Fabric Therapy

Fabric Therapy:Fabric Organization
If you want a detailed instruction on how to store your stash,UFOs,scraps and other sewing items-you have to see Teresa
on her blog Fabric Therapy. She has it all outlined and you will be amazed at this lady's detail and organizational skills of her sewing area and fabrics.My favorite thing is that her sewing area is in the basement so I can relate to her way more than to those super fancy sewing rooms that I will never achieve. Plus, my goal is to organize my sewing room better which this section is fantastic.

As you can see at the top of this page this is some of her fabric stash in her quilt cave.This is her first section on organizing fabric-here

Fabric Therapy:Scrap Organization
Her organization of her scraps is amazing. I can't even do it justice talking about it here. Just take a look on part 2-here

Fabric Therapy:UFO Organization

This section on UFO organization will inspire you to organize and start finishing up those long lost projects-here

Fabric Therapy:Tool Organization

Awesome ways of organizing all those items we use to sew,take apart,etc-here

Fabric Therapy:Organizing Books,Magazines and other paper work.