Archive for show and tell
With a can of spray paint and some fabric, a discarded wicker stool got a little makeover. And now, if i can just get rid of the spray paint fumes, I can enjoy having a new piece of furniture in my family room.continue reading "Wicker makeover"
I sewed a polka dot tank, which turned out to be the perfect layering piece for Ocean City in May. (And now I want to go back down the shore.)continue reading "Coral polka dots at the sea"
What do you get when you take three vintage sheet remnants, and two free sewing patterns? Six nearly free Summer shirts!continue reading "Vintage sheet extravaganza"
A little distance between me and my failed sewing project was just what I needed. And now I have a pattern that works, and a prototype that is totally wearable.continue reading "Distance"
One of these days I will learn that I should just suck it up and do a full bust adjustment on any new shirt patterns I try. This, unfortunately, was not that day, and now I have two very wide, very unattractive tents to wear.continue reading "Sewing FAIL"
Despite not really enjoying the idea of making the exact same cane twice, I put on my big girl panties this past week and forced myself to sit down and re-create a millefiori cane I had used up: the Rainbow Afghan. And good thing, too, because it was an excellent addition to my demonstration for the Philadelphia Area Polymer Clay guild yesterday. Also, Neil’s eye is on the mend.continue reading "Adventures in self-color-changing cane-making"
The minute I finished Aidan’s blanket, I started this sweater for me. There are a lot of “firsts” for me in this sweater. For instance: the first sweater I ever crocheted the first sweater I’ve made in a cotton/seaweed blend the first multi-colored sweater I’ve made myself So, it’s been satisfying in terms of new [...]continue reading "Spring Saturn Sweater"
You should have seen the state of the glass end table next to my favorite chair in the living room, after a week of breakfasting there. Crumbs are not my problem. Water stains from a sweating coffee press, on the other hand… A little spritz of glass cleaner and a wash cloth take care of [...]continue reading "A pressing need"
Guess what this is. This is the unused yarn that I have after hooking the last stitch on Aidan’s hexagon blanket. Wait, did I just say last stitch, as in, the blanket is finished? Indeed I did. And I’m about 3 weeks ahead of schedule! Last time we talked about it, I had a small [...]continue reading "Ahead of schedule"
Sometimes, when you’re in the middle of a long-term project, you just feel the need to cross a finish line. Any finish line. This was me last week. I love working on the blanket, but man, I’ve been doing the same thing since January! I needed a little break. Good thing I have a few [...]continue reading "Finish line"