Sep 15, 2009

Tackling my first wearable skirt!

Late last week I completed a tackle I'd been wanting to do for a while. I made a skirt. My grandmother gave me a lot of fabric when they moved this past spring. I had been wanting to turn this
beautiful black and white fabric into a skirt for myself, and I finally tackled it. It was not without its challenges. I didn't use a pattern, I just guessed at how it should work! Here are the pictures! The waist is slightly wonky but no one will really see it, so I don't mind.

And I used a hem facing for the first time. I am a big fan. The fabric frays very easily. I'm not really sure what kind of fabric it is, but this holds it all in place, and was easier than a rolled hem. Sorry about the poor picture quality.

I am one happy tackler, with a new skirt!
Ignore the date on the pictures, my camera reset itself when I replaced the batteries and it took me a few days to catch it!

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Sep 9, 2009

Dancing with her Daddy

Dancing with Daddy before work today!

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Sep 8, 2009

Tackling a baby quilt

This weekend my Husband and I were able to join my Parents, Brother, and some friends we hadn't seen in a while for dinner at my parents house. My parents invited us to let Stella spend the night at their house that night so that we could stay and enjoy our friends later than we would normally be able to. It was a wonderful little gift (Thanks, Mom!).

Stella has started sleeping with a blanket, and I had been slowly making one for her. I had the top all done and ready to go. I had the backing cut to size and ready to go.

I even had the batting! But I was procrastinating on the actual quilting of it. Knowing that she would want a blanket to sleep with at my parents was just the kick in the pants that I needed to get it done.

Instead of trying to hurry and bind it after I quilted it, I made my quilt sandwich inside out and sewed all my layers together around the outside, leaving a hole to flip it right side out. Then I quilted it very loosely with a few wide straight(ish) lines. I may still add a few, but she had a brand new quilt that was just the right size.

I think she likes it!

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Sep 2, 2009

Works for Me Wednesday

Today I am joining Works for me Wednesday, hosted by We Are THAT Family.

What works for me is walking with a friend. The friendship and exercise combination definitely works for me! I like to walk for exercise. It's way better than a video to me. Add in a friend to talk to and I'm a happy camper! I have a few friends that I walk with and also my Mom (hi Mom!). It works for me because I get to get out of the house, take Stella, and have a good adult conversation. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures, because I am too busy walking to take any.

So walking with a friend Works for me!

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Sep 1, 2009

Mommy's Little Helper

Here's Stella "helping" me thread my sewing machine.

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