The BBQ aprons made great summer time gifts. There were a couple of custom ones I didn’t get photos of. They are made of heavy denim and will wash and wear for a long time.
Halloween and time for some spooky projects…
This Country Snowman Table Runner is approx 20″ X 42″. I stitched 6 different Country Snowmen on off white Heritage cotton, the alternate panels are snowflake pattern with a plain dark red on the border. With the Hyperfont program I created “Let it Snow” on the border of the runner. I used a font called Curlz MT.
Of all the things that I have sewn I think this is the first time I have made potholders. I’m quite pleased with the way they turned out.
The “Dear Santa” Placemat was a fun project to make. It was special for my Grandson. The cookie designs look so real you want to pick them up and take a bite! But ! They are for Santa Claus !! LOL I added some Christmas theme buttons to add just a little sparkle.
Also my first attempt at a Candle Wrap with Reindeer and Candy Canes. it has a bell and ribbon on the back so it will fit most any candle.
These are both 16″ X 16″ pillows ( without the edging)
This is a 16″ X 16″ Pillow ( without the edging)
The Fabric book of Paddington Bear was a fun little project. The pieces were on a panel with instructions. The only other thing I needed was the batting. Before I sewed the back and front pieces together I stitched this in the label that was already printed on the back panel. I used “Andy” font in the Hyperfont program and lined it up in the hoop.
I recieved a nice tea towel set and stitched Blue Willow designs on them. I matched the blues that were in the tea towel and dish cloth.
January 29th , getting a little bit of snow, tempatures are bouncing up and down this winter. This project made me feel warmer this winter. The colours and the winter birds cuddled together while icicles hand from the branches. The birds that do stay for the winter are coming by the dozens at the bird feeders. Not a great picture , sorry
I stitched the Octopus Hug on off white flannel and made a round cushion. I stuffed it lightly so it was be very comfy. I used the purple, yellow and bluse fabric for the sides and back.
The Boy’s Denim Tool Apron was a special gift for my Grandson. I stitched the tools with faces on the denim before I sewed it all together.
This is a special bath towel for my grandson, I can’t wait for him to see it!
From The Kitchen
I love Blue Willow dishes and I think this makes an awesome addition to my collection of Blue !
This made a great set of Waffle Weave Tea Towels with shaker houses on them.
This kitchen set is made with a brown plaid and lined with a nutural colour with a small pattern. The panels are off white heritage cotton. On the toaster I combined 2 designs. I was able to copy and paste these designs together with my Singer Futura XL 400. I copied and flipped the heart design for the mirror image. “Saved design as” so I can use it for future projects if needed. The wall hanging on the right was created with Futura Hyper Font Program and the same heart design. I downloaded the font “Curlz” which is great for the “Country ” theme. With the Hyper Font Program I can turn any True Type Font that is on my PC into embroidery.
Live, Love,Laugh placemats . Made with a light brown stripe cotton and a contrasting darker brown stary cotton fabric.
“A Home is Made of Love & Dreams” cushion.
“Home is Where you Story Begins” Table Runner
I made a few bag from this design. This one is a very cute Batik fabric with a co ordinating fabric for the handles and one of the zippered pouches. I tried my hand at free hand quilting on this one ( check out The Sewing Room) for details. The 2 bags below are made from white twill fabric, embelished with machine embroidered fronts and lined with a colourful fabric.