Friday, August 08, 2008

SCF: a few things, and a guest designer

Time for Sew Crafty Friday! http://w8ng4him.blogspot.com/ Here's my donations, plus something extra:


Here are some little fabric buckets I made. Don't look inside...I didn't actually 'finish' them. The little one holds dimes and nickels I'm throwing in there. So far I have about $4. Hmmmm...maybe I'll cash them in next time I'm heading to Joanne's, so I can buy some of those patterns they always have on sale for $1.99. (Honestly, who spends $15 on a sewing pattern????)
BTW, you can see I only used batting in the pink one, which is why it is so floppy. But it holds the permanent markers nicely.
Here is a blouse I'm making for the fall. I posted about it on a recent SCF, and have added the trimming. I don't know if you can see, but I have pins marking where the buttons will go. They will be maroon (or should I be fashionable and say "burgundy"?), which matches the trim. I bought them on Etsy. I'm trying to buy my 'extras,' like buttons, on Etsy as much as possible. Better prices, plus you help someone make a little money.
Okay, so this is a long-sleeved version of this blouse: http://sortafrugal.blogspot.com/2008/05/sew-crafty-friday_23.html I cut the neck in a v-shape and won't put a collar on it.
Finally, my 'guest designer.' I babysit a little girl of 8, Angelina. She has a real eye for design and I think she's going to do something artistic in her life. I'm trying to encourage that. She has free run with my baskets of fabric scraps (but knows to keep away from my 'full' pieces) and enjoys making doll clothes. I decided it was high time she did something more than just tie pieces around a doll. So I took out a very simple doll skirt pattern--just one piece cut on the fold--and showed her how to pin and cut it. Here's the result:
I'm not yet comfortable with letting her use my sewing machine, so she did this by hand. I lightly drew a line for her to follow while she sewed, and I think she did a great job. The ribbon waistband was her own idea, as was 'tube' top. BTW, here's the designer:
So, that's some of the stuff I've been up to. How about you?

11 comments:

BittersweetPunkin said...

Cute projects!! Love the change and pen holder...I've seen some similar done in wool felt. I have not been doing much except for cleaning and fluffing....my projects start with the school year. I enjoyed having time off over the summer....
Have a GREAT weekend!
Hugs,
robin

Amy-Razz Pizazz Boutique said...

What a great inspiration to the little girl you babysit... You are planting a seed in her life that will flourish and bloom someday!
Thank you for visiting my blog...
blessings,
Amy Sutter

Debbie J. said...

This is a great SCF post! I miss doing SCF Posts. Maybe I'll be back soon! Good job on your crafts, blouse and the little girl did do a great job, too!

Bridget said...

Awesome job!! I love the pen and coin holders... but love the markers too!! haha I LOVE markers and seeing THAT many in one holder is making me jealous!!!! There is just something about having all those colors!!!
And your shirt looks nice and the little doll dress is great! My daughter is 7 and loves to design too but more with crocheting right now! I also haven't had her use my sewing machine yet :)

www.angelinascards.com said...

thanks for the coment about Lulu. Yes,she is a Boston. We have 2 Bostons and boy are they wild and so hyper but sweet. Are you from Johnstown?? I am only an hour away. Small world!! Angelina

Becky said...

Those buckets are cute! And I can't help laughing a bit at the doll outfit story... the first thing I clearly remember making was a doll dress, which I hand-sewed because Mom wouldn't let me use the machine yet. But it was a Barbie instead of an American Girl. (Actually, really, the only thing I EVER remember doing with my Barbie was using her as a sewing mannequin...)

Mom2fur said...

Thanks for all the comments, everyone.
Bridget, I got the markers on some clearance rack, or I wouldn't have so many, LOL!
Angelina, I'm not from Johnstown. You aren't the first person to think so, so maybe it's time to change that caption or get another picture of Mike and me!

momawake said...

The AG doll is out! And she's modeling! Yippee!

Miranda said...

My grandma used to let me "design" barbie and doll clothes from her scrap basket, too. What a great memory the pic of the doll brought to mind!

Shereen said...

I think the two fabric containers are great. Where did you get the pattern from? Thanks for sharing. It's so nice to be able to encourage a child with crafty things. ;0)

She'sSewPretty said...

That blouse is going to be so pretty. I like the stitching you did along the front.
Watch out Project Runway...I see a future for your little friend. LOL