Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Viva in her witch's hat
Viva channeling her inner Dorothy
Happy Halloween ya'll!  I tried to take a picture of Viva showing off in her costume but she was having none of it!  So here she is waiting for a treat!

Now that I am hooked on Pinerest, I have too many holiday projects on my mind.  I became obsessed with this wreath and would have bought one if she had any for sale:

RESERVED Listing for "ShellyM" ONLY-Halloween Wreath - Primitive Witch Hat Boots with Matching Crow-40x27x10-INSTALLMENT 1
Since she did not have any for sale last week I was forced to make one myself!  After only 3 trips to crafts stores and many $$ later here is my version!

Not an exact copy - but my version

close up of the spider hanging from her hat

I love these feet - it took me several tries to make witch shoes!

close up

Hope you have a happy day and see lots of darling costumes.

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Happy Sewing,
Michele P

Thursday, October 27, 2011

I've been pinned!

When I first head about being pinned - it sent a tsunami wave of wonderful memories washing over me. It sent me back to a college day when my fraternity boyfriend pined me!  The guys from the fraternity came to my dorm and serenaded me by candlelight.  Oh, those good ol' days. 

Back to reality - thanks to Jane over at lucky sew and sew I am now ADDICTED to pinerest!  She introduced me and now I can't stop.

Here is a sample of my boards:

stuff i've seen on other blogs

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Home Dec ideas

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Click Here to see my pins.

Warning - you too could be addicted!

Happy Sewing
Michele P

Monday, October 24, 2011

Finishing some UFOs

I have been so busy running amuck with my BFFs that I just have not gotten around to posting on my blog.  However, I have finished a few UFO's that have been in my closet for quite a while.

Here is the first of what I hope is the beginning of a completion run of UFOs!

I've had this fabric for many years - so according to my calculations it is free fabric!  I think it came from the G-Street $2.99 table and is cotton toweling of a sort. I loved the two patterns of the fabric so had to purchase both.

Here is a close-up of the two fabric patterns

If you read my blog you know how I love to see my name in embroidery - so I had to add one the this robe!

I played with this design for quite a while until I got it in the correct position.  I have not played with my embroidery design software in ages and had to really work my pea brain to remember how to combine designs.  This one is from and is a combo of a background design and an embroidery font.  I used a product called dry cover-up under the design.  I really like it for towels and fabrics with high pile that will be laundered frequently.  It stays in the design unlike solvy or other wash away products.

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Happy Sewing,
Michele P

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Start a plan for Holiday Crafting

I spyed this post on the Craftsy site and thought it was worth repeating! If only I would follow it!

Five Easy Tips to Help Plan Your
Holiday Crafting
The countdown is on! Just a few more weeks to get those Holiday gifts completed and wrapped! One of the most important things that you can do to make sure that you get all of your gifts completed on time is to stay organized!
Here are five easy tips to help you better
plan your holiday crafting:
1. Make a checklist of all of the things you’d like to make.
2. Mark a calendar with each project‚ allotting it a certain length of time for completion.
3. Gather up all of the patterns and supplies that you’ll need for each project in advance‚ so that you’re not running to the hobby store at the last minute.
4. Be realistic. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself to finish too much.
5. Take a class or two. Working through the projects with the help of the instructor is a great way to learn new things AND complete great–looking projects at the same time.

Happy Sewing,
Michele P

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