Tuesday, September 30, 2008

fruit production!

Have I gotten a little carried away? No, I don't think so! I've been making fruit. It's productive! I can give all of my friends a little fruit!

I shrank the Heather Bailey, "Fresh Picked" pattern just a bit..and made a persimmon out of the tomato pattern.

I think they'll look nice for a fall cornucopia.

Super K got me a special gift of some felt from Daiso. The felt is made in Korea, and it is so soft! I may make some strawberries, but also should think of some other options for it.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

finished projects

Last week I got my Heather Bailey "fresh Picked" pincushion pattern and I started making fruit right away. On Heather Bailey's site she shows a few examples made from velveteen, and also offers a kit. I tried to find velveteen, but couldn't at any stores around here. Maybe it is more of a Christmas item? So, I settled on felt. I also got some wool roving and made a few pieces of my own felt. I made a mottled red felt for the apple, and a berry purple felt for one strawberry. That was a lot of fun, but also a little too expensive.

-notice that I staggered the yellow seeds. I personally think this is a little more pleasing than straight lines.

The other fruit is made from felt off of the shelf (basic polyester). I got some golden orange heathered felt and plan to make persimmons out of the tomato pattern, for a fall fruit bowl.

In other project news, I finished my Camisole & One-piece top and wore it with a black t-shirt underneath and black pants.

It was comfortable. I had material left over and decided to make another sew-U a-line skirt. This time I made the waist smaller and this skirt fits a lot better than the first edition.

What's next?

I think I'll be trying out the "Almost Pollini Dress" pattern from Ale-B on the Burda Style website. I plan to use my new kokka fabric and I will alter the pattern so that the yoke fits at my waist. I'll also have to do an fba. I also plan to make elbow length sleeves.