Tuesday, June 28, 2011

More sleepwear

Here is the next pattern I sewed.
I made a few changes.

I made the yoke double
and did a small embroidery on it.
Then I bound the armhole with bias strips.
The pattern had lace on the neck and armhole edges.
But lace can be itchy sometimes.

 Here is a close up of the yoke and embroidery. 
Can you see it?

Ok, I think it is time to do some clean ups in the sewing room
before I start my next project.

Saturday, June 25, 2011


The kids are in need to sleep wear.
So thought I would keep it simple and used this Kwik Sew pattern.

I made this one.
The neck hole is a little too large
so you get that off the shoulder look
when wearing it.
The kids don't really like that.
Hmmm.  What to do next?

I am also still working on a smocking project.
The smocking is done.
 Just gotta sew it up.

Oh, thought I would show you my new embroidery scissors.
They are so cute!!
At half price, I could not resist them.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Fathers Day

Our house backs the school.
Makes it easy to send the kids to school which I really appreciate
because I don't have to drive them every day.
The grade 3 class has a special Fathers Day project.
They are making tye dye t-shirts for their dad and one for them self.
My grandson, Jacob, is in the grade 3 class.
So when I went out on the deck about mid morning
this is what I saw.
The t-shirts hanging on the fence to dry.
They are so colorful I thought I would share them with you.
What a great idea for Fathers Day.

Monday, June 13, 2011

What I have been doing.

I finished!!
This is just a sampling of the bags I made.
I have been sewing personalized lunch bags for a friend.
She likes to give them as teacher gifts at the end of the school year.
They are big enough to hold your tupperware or
rubbermaid containers as well as a juice box.
Easy to clean - just throw in the washing machine.
Easy to store - they fold up so you can keep
them in your linens drawer.
The kids love to see their names on them.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


I made some pillowcases for my daughter for her birthday.
They are white with white embroidery.
Can you see them?
They really are quite pretty.

Now I am working on personalized/embroidered lunch bags
for a friend in Vancouver.
I finished all the embroidery yesterday.
Just have to get them sewn together and sent off to her.