|A couple of years ago I ordered a kit from Old Fashion Baby to make a day gown.|
I was so excited but knew I needed to practice my embroidery so I got some scrap fabric and
practiced on it. When I showed it to Jeannie,
she told me to start on the fabric she sent me so I did.
It is the pretty white fabric.
I just do a little at a time but I'm getting there.
The day gown lessons are here
on her blog and you can order the kit from her Sewing Shop!
The blue will be washed out and the white embroidery thread will show up better when I get through.
For some reason it takes me so long to do anything. Grrrr!!!
|I ordered this book from a fellow blogger!|
I LOVE it!
If you haven't visited Rhonda's Blog you should!
I have learned so much from her.
Here is an excerpt from her book that I love and agree with:
"What I had been doing was working in a job I didn't like
so I had enough money to pay for a lifestyle I didn't want.
I was shopping for clothes and shoes to make me look like everyone else.
I was buying things for my home to make me feel comfortable in a place
I didn't get take the time to feel comfortable in.
And I was buying food to comfort and
nurture because I didn't feel at ease in my life and
I didn't have the time or energy to cook the food I liked.
This destructive behaviour seemed to be quite acceptable and ,
from what I could see, my family and friends were doing a
similar thing. Continuous consumption was even encouraged by our government, who told us that shopping was good for the country and we were growing the economy."
|I've also been working on a cute top for "Angel"!|
Again, I take way too long to do stuff.
I think it is gonna be cute though.
|I have had this forever and it is great for embroidery, |
or handsewing. It has a light and a magnifier.
Recently my friend Allie showed one on her blog.
I don't know if it was the same thing but it reminded me to
get mine out and use it!!
And I do LOVE it!
|Last year my blogging friend, Jackie sent me some minky|
fabric scraps. I just now started using it and I love it.
I found a tutorial that showed how to make baby
washcloths. You can use minky, fleece, or flannel on one side
and do some simple quilting on them.
They are quick and easy to whip up.
You can find the tutorial Here!