Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Lace masks for Halloween

My daughter and her girls want to be the Barbie three musketeers for halloween. Well there is no pattern so we are going to have to create our own version of the costume. I will be going to her place the week of Thanksgiving to sew. Should be lots of fun.
I am doing some of the pre-work before I go. I embroidered these lace masks and then I am going to do some more lace pieces to embellish the costumes with. The lace masks turned out real nice I think. My embroidery machine is getting a real workout these days!

Housewife Pillowcases

Well I am back where I am supposed to be, at least for now. My sewing machine and serger are unpacked and set up. Now I can get down to the business of sewing again. I have so many ideas and things I should do that I am not sure where to begin.
The first thing I did (because I didn't know what to do first) was to make some housewife pillowcases. I gave them a vintage look with some embroidery and eyelet lace. I like the housewife pillowcase because it has a pocket that the pillow slips into and so the pillow can't escape. I think I will do more of these for Christmas gifts or just to have on hand. These pillowcases also look real nice monogrammed.