In an attempt to get my sewing mojo back, I chained myself to my sewing machine for 1 hour Monday morning. I am forcing myself to spend 1 hour each weekday in hopes of finishing up UFOs and creating new stuff.
First up, I finally finished my Godchild’s doll cradle bedding. Umm…like this has been laying in my sewing room for months. Made a fitted sheet, a baby doll quilt and a pillow.
I think I procrastinated as I have no idea how to quilt. It’s just not my thing. My dilemma was adding ruffles to a doll quilt. Couldn’t figure out how to bind it with a ruffle. So I just did the old sandwich method (the quilt back is not attached via quilting).
Next up, my BFF, Diana Bagels, asked me to make curtains for her soon-to-be remodeled Bagel store. Simple enough you say? Well, it required 20 yards of silk dupioni. That’s a lot of fabric to deal with. Seriously. But the good news is I scored at Joann’s! They were having a Red Tag Sale on their Home Decor fabrics. I was able to get 54” decorator silk dupioni for a mere $4 a yard!
Being that the fabric was 54” long, I needed to piece together two different colors to get the required length for the windows. Ugh. But I did it. Now I’m working on all the side seams. That should keep me busy for a day or three.
SEWING AROUND THE WEB
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OMG! One of my Facebook friends turned me onto The Bitchy Stitcher blog. Check it out!
Carla (aka The Scientific Seamstress) redid her Sewing Lab and created an awesome Period Table of Sewing Elements printable! Thanks Carla!
What’s going on in your sewing room these days?