Friday, July 23, 2010

wonderland, part 6

One of a pair of hats made for the Children of Hearts by Peggy H. I had her make these from a vintage pattern, and asked that she improvise a heart ornament on the front.

I sent Phoebe G. home with a sackful of materials and this link to a tutorial from Threadbanger, and she returned a pair of ears for the March Hare and one for Mouse (she's currently at work on a pair for the White Rabbit, one for the Dormouse, and a set for Goat). Phoebe had to create her own pattern for the ear part of the Mouse hat, a first for her, and she accomplished it wonderfully. Phoebe and her grandmother also tackled Caterpillar's coat, which I'll save for a future post.

Brilliant work, everyone! Sewing party tomorrow, and I'm hoping we get through tons more stuff from our list . . . Show opens on the 12th of August! Whee!

Spoonflower Fabric Design Contest: Cut Paper Design Challenge

This week, when I needed a little "me" time, I made this to enter in the Spoonflower Fabric-of-the-Week contest. The theme this week is Cut Paper Collage.

You may remember that I won their open fabric design challenge one week a year ago; there are a ton of really excellent designs entered, so I'm really angling for the top ten this time around. Vote if you like it! Vote for other cuties too!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

wonderland, part 5

After many revisions, I'm still pretty pleased with how it came out . . .

And here's a photo of the nifty, simple, fingerless fur gloves that Roxann P. and Autumn E. made from the pattern I created:

Simple Tutorial for Fingerless Fur Gloves:

1) Trace your hand and wrist onto paper. Add 1/2 inch seam allowance.

2) Draw lines across fingers and thumbs marking where you'd like the gloves to end. Cut out pattern.

3) From furry felt, cut two pieces for each glove.

4) Right sides together, stitch 1/4 inch from edge.

5) Turn inside out. No need to stitch edges as furry felt does not unravel.

6) DONE!

Wonderland, part 5

After many revisions, I'm still pretty pleased with how it came out . . .