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?