Posts Tagged ‘fabric’

Sunday Stash #1, originally uploaded by SewLaTea.

I know, I know, its Monday…but I had a crazy busy weekend and couldn’t get to the upload until today. A day late, but its here. So excited for these fabrics…hmmm, what to make, what to make?!
Any ideas? I was thinking of the Flutterby Quilt…I think the Anna Maria Horner will look awesome in that pattern. If I do that I’ll need to get some more 1/2 yards from Fabric Supplies 🙂 Anyhoo. Time to get some sewing done (I really need to finish the Birdie Sling!!) Man am I slow!

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Miech’s Tote, originally uploaded by SewLaTea.

My sister in law, Miech, is such a talented sewer.  She can whip things up so easily.  Her brain just works like that.  Where I have to write things down, calculate, figure it all out on paper, Miech can just figure it out in her head.  She even figured out how to make a gusset without a tutorial, lol!  Anyway, she was digging through her fabric stash and found these prints.  She thought they would make a cute reversible tote and decided she would make it while her husband was out of town.  So, she put the kids to bed and called me a couple hours later to tell me the tote was done!  Here it is.  Her plan is to use it as a pool tote.  I think its so perfect 🙂

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Charlotte’s Pillowcase Dress, originally uploaded by SewLaTea.

I’ve been wanting to make this dress for months now…so while procrastinating the Birdie Sling, I decided it would feel real good to actually COMPLETE a project! I knew this one was waiting for me and wouldn’t take too long, so I decided to tackle it. I used this tutorial by Freshly Picked. It was a great tutorial…very easy to follow and I like how Susan uses elastic in the top. I think it gives it a sweet look 🙂 I had considered adding a little flower broach so I made a yo-yo flower using this tute by Heather Bailey. I used the leftover fabric from the dress to make the flower. It came out a little small, so I didn’t add it. But I still think I might make a couple to embellish…we’ll see! Anyway, its getting late and I have two sick kiddos wanting mom. Night night.

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Birdie Sling pleats, originally uploaded by SewLaTea.

This pic is a bit dark…about to start the pleatIng…but just hung up on where to stitch here…I’m guessing 1/4 ” from the top, across from folded edge to the pin(which is where the pleat marks line up)….
can anyone confirm this?

I’ve been so busy lately, hardly any time for myself let alone for sewing. Picked up some extra hours at the hospital for some extra cash (and really wishing I could spend it on fabric instead of a new roof!) Ah, well, such as life huh?

I HAVE been working on gathering and sorting all of my favorited tutorials. I have an endless list that just keeps growing. I’m inspired constantly by these amazingly fantasticly creative women (and men!) out there. As one blogger writes, I need to “stop staring and start sewing!” But I can’t help searching and exploring flickr and then getting lost in links from one blogger to the next. And then there is the fabric!!!! I could look at fabric all day and drool and wish I could just buy it ALL! Oh and Etsy….my god, no wonder I’m up till midnight every night!! My husband is constantly saying to me “WHAT do you DO on the laptop?” lol…ahm, window shopping for fabric and new patterns, getting inspired, learning…….

I’m sure you can relate…

Anyway. Got to get moving here. Make a plan for the day. Its a non school day, so I need to think of some fun things for the kids an I to do. Oh and then there’s April vacation next week…I think I’m going to come up with a list of activities and get all the stuff we need for fun projects ahead of time….maybe we can do that today. I digress.

Have a good day 🙂

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Fresh Cut for spring!, originally uploaded by SewLaTea.

Ahhhhh, how happy does this new fabric make me?! Sooooo happy! So springy and uplifting. All but the bottom fabric is Heather Bailey’s OOP Fresh Cut line. I knew I better grab it while it’s still around, because when its gone its gone, and I would be super sad to have missed out. The bottom fabric is Amy Butler’s Acanthus in olive.
I have begun sorting my fabrics into clear bins. I bought three bins, and it wasn’t enough! I was sooo happy about that (“ooh look at all this amazing fabric I own…its MINE all MINE wah ha ha”) How do you all sort your fabrics?
After I sort, I’m back to cutting fabric for the Birdie Sling!

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Crayon Rolls, originally uploaded by nikkifilo.

I am so glad to finally be posting these!!!! It took me a couple weeks to get all the cutting and sewing done…but I think it was worth it 🙂
I used this tutorial: Skip to my Lou which was super easy to follow 🙂
I made mine a little different, and had I been sewing during the day when lighting was good, I would have photographed my progress. Instead of using interlining, I used a light organic cotton batting. And instead of ties, I just sewed in some elastic. I figured these were for very young children who don’t yet know how to tie. I still can’t figure out why SOME of my elastic loops would end up twisting when all rolled up. I so carefully placed the elastics when sewing…I just can’t figure it out! Oh well, most of them were straight and neat. Lastly I skipped the ric rac…how dare I right?! LOL. Well, I needed them to be as simple as possible as I had to sew 30 of them!!!!
Anyway, back to Sophie’s quilt…yes, baby girl Sophie Alexandra was born just a few days ago, and three weeks early I might add!!! The quilt is going to be a little late I’m afraid, but I think Meg will understand! Welcome to the world baby girl 🙂

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IMG_7960, originally uploaded by nikkifilo.

Kitchen curtains! Here is the fabric I picked. I just got the Amy Butler fabric in the mail the other day, and I must say, its just as beautiful as I hoped. I can’t wait to get started!!

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