Saturday, October 28, 2017

Evening Bags

These bags are further examples of exploring the decorative capabilities of my sewing machine. Both have found new homes.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Work in Progress Wednesday

On my sewing machine, I'm working on these machine-embroidered tote bags. The middle fabric is the lining.

I've put a few more stitches on my hand embroidery piece:

And my knitting project is progressing:

Monday, October 23, 2017

Scrap Bin Project 3

These 2 pieces featured in a Work in Progress Wednesday post and they are now finished.

I really like this pebbly one:

This one is very similar to the one featured in my Scrap Bin Project 2 post. I wouldn't normally repeat an idea but a friend "really, really liked" the previous one, which I'd already promised to someone else - and I still had plenty of aqua fabrics. Fran was delighted to receive this one:

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Work in Progress Wednesday

I am currently doing my first Craftsy class - Carol Ann Waugh's Stupendous Stitching - and exploring the many built-in stitches on my Husqvarna Epic. Definitely more to do but I'm happy with what I've done so far - and I'm getting to use some of my hand-dyed fabric:

I've done a few more (more than 100) stitches on the Pebbly Beach, although it's hard to see the difference from last week - and there are still plenty more to go:

And another 2 squares of my blanket finished - only 38 to go:

Monday, October 16, 2017

Tote Bags

I made these tote bags to explore the computerised machine embroidery feature of my Husqvarna Epic sewing machine. This design is one of the built-in designs:

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Work in Progress Wednesday

I've been having fun in my craft room lately using up scraps of fabric. I'm pleased with these pieces, particularly the aqua ones, which I'll make up into cushions:

I seem to have been working on this embroidery forever - well, at least for most of this year. I don't know why I thought it would be a good idea to fill in the entire background with French knots.

It is also taking me a long time to knit this blanket - I started it last year - but I only have 2 strips (40 squares to go). It might get finished this year . . . if the weather doesn't get too hot too quickly.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Scrap Bin Project 2

I cut the shapes for this cushion using a Sizzix cutter. I like the wavy effect.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Scrap Bin Project 1

For some years now, I've been saving all the scraps left over from various sewing projects, with the idea of one day using them to make something interesting. It's going to take a lot longer than a day to use them all up but I started with this aqua cushion, courtesy of granddaughters' dresses - Queen Anna dresses (Frozen movie) and Under the Water themed birthday parties: