Monday, November 14, 2011

Little Things to Sew, Baby Carrier

My friend Jeanne, recomended that I try and make this baby carrier from the Oliver and S book "Little things to Sew". She was right , it was a fun easy and very satisfying project. Ady loves carrying her baby in it and she runs around while wearing it, forgetting about the precious cargo she is carrying.

I used a big polka dot fabric called " Daisies and Dots" by Robert Kaufman

The straps fabric are made from  a Jo-Anne's cotton quilt fabric.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Pine Straw Shop Wellesley

I am so happy to now sell at Pine Straw in Wellesley!
It is a great new store close to the new Whole Foods on Washington street. The store has a great selection of merchandise from a wide price range.
This is the most amazing button that I inherited from a very dear friend's Grandma. The good news.....I have 3 more!

I am so happy that the animal prints are in this season.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Classic picnic blouse and shorts

I have had these photos for a while, but summer has been so busy, warm and full of great trips that I am only posting these now.
The fabric combo worked really well, and the pattern is SO cleverly thought out. I love the flat front of these short most of all.

The combination of fabrics worked so well . I love the gray / pink combo

Here is the shorts and blouse. I have already cut out another pair.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Classic Picnic Blouse

Pink and white polka dots are just so much fun!
I recently finished this Oliver and S Picnic Blouse for my daughter. It was my first time sewing with these patterns and they are great. Clear instructions and this blouse was great to make.

I used voile for the blouse that I found at JoAnne's last season and the buttons are from a friend's stash that was passed onto me.

I am going to make another one in cotton. The Voile is great for this weather, but feels very delicate to me for a busy girl running around.

I found these great fabrics and now want to make the shorts for her.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Photo of the month

Over the weekend I looked up and saw this perfect photo.
A "baby" lying on a carousel horse and having a great time.
I just looked over, she is still there.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Spring summer hats at the DeCordova

This has been a busy week here. The weather is turning more and more sunny ( maybe that is just me hoping for it!?)
If you have time this mothers day weekend visit the DeCordova museum in Lincoln.
I delivered a fun bunch of hats and a few selective scarfs.

This scarf will make you smile when you try it on!

Linen and cotton bucket hat.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Just loaded a few pins on Etsy
Deep and rich....

Sharp and summery...

Catch my eye...

Pink and turquoise...

Round and sparkly...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pom pom chick

Spring = Chicks!

Every wednesday I spend the day in the company of a charming young lady. This wednesday  it was very rainy and windy and so for some reason she did not feel like running errands with me!
A while ago I saw this project on the Crafty Crow, so it was decided that we will go to our local fabric and yarn store to buy a pom pom maker! Yeah!

Oh how fun! I have never used one of these devices , but it is so easy. Our chick did not have the florist wire legs from the tutorial, we used pipe cleaners and our chick is MUCH bigger (I got the bigger pom size) so ours is just sitting happily looking at the world!

Oh and this guy is wearing a scarf, spring can be cold in Boston!

Now I have to make at least 5 more!

Happy spring!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Linen hat.

Yes, everyday around here feels more like spring and summer!
Today I would like to show you this linen hat that I just love! I first thought that the decoration makes it too dressy , after all it is a fabric hat. But the more I look at it the more I like it.

I used a copper color linen for the hat and for the decoration I used a small pink vintage feather, a piece of leopard silk chiffon and a piece of Anna Maria Horner fabric.(love)

This hat could be worn everyday, but I can see it with an amazing linen suit, or dress.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Linen skirt.

After my promise to sew more for myself I have purchased and cut some skirts to sew for summer, but found myself needing an in between skirt that is not made from summer prints and will go with "most" of my other clothes.
Enter the linen skirt, and what better colors to use than latte brown and grey-ish black!

As you can see it goes really well with a red and white polka dot sweater!

I came across this great skirt from Anna Maria Horner. And I think what my skirt needs is one more row of elastic. I also did not make mine so wide and measured my hips and added a bit onto the side to help it fit. It is true that wearing it higher in the waist makes the skirt fit, flattering. 
I can't wait to wear it with a t-shirt and cardigan!

Anna Maria Horner

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dress up your hair for spring!

Very soon we will all be outside wearing summer dresses, dining outside and wearing sandals! How about wearing a fun piece in your hair? These are all one of a kind, fun and easy to wear.

Friday, March 18, 2011

A skirt that spins!

A while ago I had to patch a favorite skirt and while doing this I quickly traced the pattern and made this skirt.
It was really easy and quick and looks great, but best of all she likes it!
Happy Friday!

A lot of prints and color going on!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Small change , big impact!

A while ago on one of my many wonders around the isles of Savers I came across this amazing piece of patchwork/fabric history! 
Someone went to great trouble to cut up outdated clothing form the 60's and 70's and sew them together!

I could hardly believe my luck and grabbed it at once! 
But after I washed it and looked at it I was unsure of its future. I first thought of cutting it in two and making two "matching" throws for the kids rooms.
The way this was pieced together though was row by row across so just cutting in two was not an option. And then there is was one day! I was going to hang it on the wall!



I can't tell you how much pleasure I get from this big color change! Every time I come up the stairs and see it I just love it! It has made the room so warm and cozy!
The kids also love lying on the bed and choosing their favorite block.

Do you remember wearing suits from this non-destructive fabric?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Spring hats in the making

It has been so hard to get going this year. But wait it is really hard for me every year!
I have some amazing fabrics to work with this season! 

Look at this hat! I am so pleased with how it came out. The fabric is so lovely and easy to work with. I also made a similar hat with the blue roses.

This is "innocent crush" home dec collection by Anna Maria Horner.

I love how the roses just gets absorbed by the hat .

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Organic cotton cowl

 This week I finished two more cowl scarfs. One for me and one for this little girl. 
After making the previous one for myself so big I started with far less stitches and it worked out really well. I find myself keeping mine on the entire day, you  forget that you are wearing it!
The other amazing bonus is the yarn. I used Nature's Choice organic cotton from Lion Brand Yarn.

 Wow so worth the price and so soft and comfy to wear.

Luckily I had yarn in this cream color that matches her coat and made up this neck warmer for her!
I love the way it looks with the coat, but best of all....she likes it and she keeps saying how soft it is !

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