Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Bear Carrier

I forgot about this one!  Here's the Oliver + S Bear Carrier (from Little Things to Sew) that I made for Arlyn for her 2nd birthday.  To be honest, she hasn't really grasped on to the whole 'I want to carry my lion around in a carrier' thing quite yet, but she's the kind of girl that definitely will (I think it's a little bit old for her at the moment).

 I love this sequence of photos...
busy workin'...
gotta figure this out...
gotta go!

Mommy and Arlyn


Monday, 29 October 2012

Oliver + S Messenger bag

I finished up the Oliver + S Messenger Bag a few weeks ago and sent it off to my niece for her birthday last week!  Yet another project completed for Liesl Gibson's Little Things to Sew book.

I used a heavier weight cotton for the exterior fabric that was reinforced with interfacing - after dealing with the stiff seams and 'crunchy material, if I were to make it again I think I would try a different type of interfacing - the iron-on kind wasn't my fav for this project.

My favourite part of the bag is the inverted pleat for the front pockets...why didn't I think of that!  ;)

I hope you like your new bag, Dayna!  


Thursday, 25 October 2012

Minoru Jacket

Want to see what kept me busy over the summer (well, other than kids, enjoying the sunshine, vacation etc.)?  The Minoru Jacket from Sewaholic.

Easy to read instructions and a helpful sew-along that takes you step-by-step through the process if needed!

I extended the length of the bodice and the arms by one inch and it fits like a charm.  I'm always having problems finding shirts/sweaters/jackets that are long enough for me, so being able to adjust this pattern was a real treat. I seriously cannot even express how awesome it is to put this jacket on.  IT FITS!

I added pockets to the front because I hate having to bring my purse everywhere and really wanted to just be able to carry a card (or two) and my keys in my coat.  The pattern is designed with a pocket on the inside of the jacket, but I decided on the easier-access kind; keys in front pocket = quick.

Thanks Tasia for creating such a beautiful pattern - so proud that you're Canadian!  :)


Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Champs Elysees Baby Quilt

A simple little quilt made for a sweet little baby girl.
Isn't this material the cutest?  Aux Chanps Elysees in Pink

free-motion quilted

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I can't wait to get this quilt all wrapped up!