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an apron
Sunday September 18th, 2005 01:48 PM


completed this apron thursday night. it's McCall's 4793, the "Retro Collection". i'm assuming they took one of their old patterns and re-used it? heh. in any case, i raided my stash and pulled out some pieces i thought might be fun to put together.



detail of the pocket.



detail of the ties.


baby stuff
Thursday September 08th, 2005 12:02 AM
no, i'm not birthin' any babies. just sewing stuff for friends...

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a jumper for a friend's soon-to-be-born son.

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and a dress for a friend's soon-to-be-born daughter.

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all made with fabrics that i had in small amounts, some leftover from previous projects, some just part of the larger "stash". fun stuff. i like making baby stuff because i can have fun with different colors and patterns. i only wish that store-bought big kid stuff (y'know, old lady sizes that would fit ME) could be as much fun! i really do need to make more time to sew stuff for myself, huh?

finally... no longer an UFO
Sunday September 04th, 2005 09:01 PM
it's called "Good Fences Make Good Neighbors", in homage to the robert frost poem.
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i started this piece back in early 2004, when i was living next to some oh-so-lovely folks... i finally finished it TODAY, after letting it languish in a drawer. finished size = 30" x 42". the fabrics are store-purchased cotton prints, machine-pieced and hand-quilted. warm & natural batting. i didn't go too crazy with the quilting stitches because it's going to be hanging on the wall, so i'm not super worried about the batting shifting.

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hopefully my next one won't take so long to finish.


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