Thursday, February 25, 2010

Lazy Days skirt

My latest project was the Lazy Days Skirt from the tutorial from Oliver and S
I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. I didn't quite have the full selvedge to selvedge, but as Possum is pretty small it didn't really matter.

It was really simple and the instructions were very easy to follow.

As I didn't have the selvedges intact I watched this YouTube video on French seams, and I am now a whizz!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Shirring - Aarrrrrgh!

Here's my first attempt at shirring......

If it were competing in Vancouver - "Nil Points!"

I'm off to google to solve my problems! Wish me luck.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Pillow talk

Here's what I've been working on recently.

All the kids in my mothers' group turn on in the middle of February so they all had a joint birthday party and Possum and I were the guests!
So as little present for them all I made them name pillows.
Since making Possum a stocking for Christmas using this tutorial and using this tutorial to learn how to embroider I've really gotten into my embroidery.
I hand embroidered the names and then made borders in coordinating fabrics. I used this tutorial to make the actual pillows.
When it came to Isabella's I didn't have the stamina so I found a different stitch and a different font and did a slightly different version, I think I need to practice my raw edge applique technique!!!