Tuesday, January 23, 2007

repentance and good intentions

I did sew Christmas presents, and you can see my omiyage here at my blog, and the table runner I made as well, if you care to go back a couple of pages there. But the fact is that I didn't ever get around to posting here and I am sorry about that. I intend to do better with the current challenge. My kitchen linens are aged and shabby, and I look forward to replacing them with something pretty. I am thinking about Provence, sunshine, quilts of blue and sun-drenched yellow, rose-petal hues... Anything but the dreary winter outside. Off to search for suitable fabric.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Great - i have a list already!

I love this idea. I just made coasters for a friend. I posted about it on my blog. My partner loved them so much and requested i make some for ourselves. I think that counts for the 'kitchen/cooking' things.

I also am making an apron (for the Tie One On group) so i'll add some pot holders to that project so that i can truly make it a S?iK! project!

Saturday, January 20, 2007


Here I'm! still alive!!! but I haven't finnished my christmas proyect (shame for me). No problem, I think it matches with the new theme: Let's Get Cooking, because I was doing a xmas apron with its oven mitts, so I guess I have some extra-time to get it ready!!! lucky lazy girl!!!

Friday, January 19, 2007

Naked kitchen...

This presents so many possibilities for me. I need a table runner, apron, maybe even some cafe curtains. I am very excited about this SAL.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Hooray for Kitchens!

I'm excited about this theme. I have been wanting to sew and embroider a curtain for our kitchen window, and my potholders are mighty shabby...I could certainly whip up a few new ones. And an apron! I need two--a cute one for cooking (the cooking isn't that great, so I need to look as cute as possible while I do it to distract my fiance!), and a sturdy one for pottery. A look through my fabric stash is in order, I would say.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


I saw an Apron pattern I wanted to make! Perfect timing

one more reason to get off my lazy

sewing bottom! this sounds awesome! thanks for counting me in! I am contemplating the fabric I will use right now. and this invite also got me off my lazy blogging bottom to start a new blog. Thanks!

Monday, January 15, 2007

Sounds great!

I have some great & funky fabric & a vintage apron pattern that is crying out to be used, and now I have a very good reaon to get off my butt & make it!!

Next Project: Let's Get Cooking!

Hello fellow Sew I Knitters! The next project is titled, "Let's Get Cooking." The theme for this project is to sew anything cooking or kitchen related. In need of a new apron, or oven mitts? Now's your chance. Dining accessories looking a little outdated? Sew up a new table runner, placemats and napkins. Anything is game as long as it's related to cooking, eating or the kitchen. We're now on two month rotations for each project, so this one goes til March 15.

Happy Sewing!

Sunday, January 14, 2007

New sewing book.

Hurray! Thank you, lovely hostesses, for announcing that the newest sewing challenge is nigh. In the meanwhile, I got the best book for Christmas, and thought that the Sew? I Knit-ers might be interested.

Sew What! Skirts: 16 Simple Styles You Can Make With Fabulous Fabrics shows you how to draft your own patterns for a simple A-line and a straight skirt, then gives you oodles of different variations so that you never have to make the same skirt twice! For those that cling to their patterns like a life raft (that would be myself included), this book promises to set us free.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Are You Ready?

Hi There!
We are amazed and impressed by all of the wonderful things you all have done for the holidays. But, now that the holidays are over it's time for a new project. It seemed like the 2 month rotation worked really well, so we're going to stick to that for now. The new project will be announced Monday, January 15th and will run until March 15th. Get those machines oiled and the scissors sharpened because we hope you will be as excited about the next project as we are. Have a great weekend and we'll see you back here on Monday.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Christmas pressies for my 2 year old niece

Sorry I didn't get to post my Christmas to do list beforehand... but here for the record is my Christmas production that went to my domestic godesss two year old niece. I made the patterns up as I went along and the wee oven gloves were my first quilting project.

I can't take the credit for these little fish finger puppets - they were bought from my local IKEA. I did though make the bag featuring the sticky red star-fish motif.

HAPPY NEW YEAR - look forward to participating in sew i knit in 2007

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Christmas Sewing!

I made my sister-in-law a nice big etched velvet shawl to go with a felted purse I made. She loved it!

The flower on the purse is made from shawl fabric and felt. I got the pattern from Threads magazine.

I got a job in a fabric store! Sew...I guess I'll be doing more sewing this year!

Monday, January 01, 2007

Patchwork pillow

Hi all...just wanted to share some pictures of this patchwork pillow I recently completed and gifted to my boyfriend's cousin (who has a fantastic eye for interior design and is the type of person who would appreciate something handmade and one of a kind).

Patchwork pillow completed

Patchwork pillow to scale

I cut a bunch of my scraps into strips and sewed, sewed, sewed away. I'm pleased with the results and happy that I am making more time to sew (in addition to just knitting)