January 2008


Not too much exciting to report.  I did finish a new project though. 

 A Rubblework Scarf from my sewing guild friend Kathy at Pink Chalk Studio

 I chose two asian themed quilting cottons, a varigated black/red silk duppioni, a grey suiting wool, and black bemberg rayon lining from the fabric store where I work.  I loved how the pattern came out.

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I swear I really wasn’t going for the surly motorcyle chick look…..but that last one sure doesn’t show my bright cheerful side.  I couldn’t figure out how to photoshop a realistic smile on, but on the bright side I did figure out how to airbrush out the zits 🙂

 Happy sewing and knitting.

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Arrgghhh, you know I set deadlines for myself with the best of intentions……but egads trying to get stuff done around the holidays is hard for me.  It was a big change for me working this year.  This is the busiest time of year for retail sales, and then everyone always wants time off to be with family.  To further complicate matters, my wedding anniversary is the 28th, so we have definitley been busy.

Anyway here are a few more pictures of my Christmas and pre-Christmas projects.  These American Girl Doll clothes were given to my nieces for Christmas.  Yes, that is my doll from my own childhood.  I particularly liked how the pajama outfit turned out.  The robe and slipper material was a Minkee knock-off from JoAnns remnant bin.  It was fairly difficult to work with, given the thickness.

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My other project was this portfolio.  The Fancy Cats fabric was found where I work.  The pattern is from a  local sewing guild friend and pattern designer.  You can find her blog and online store at Pink Chalk Studio

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So these were the last of my holiday time projects.  Work has slowed back down to normal, and all my co-workers are back in town, so I have more normal hours now.  I have finally finished seaming the Lizard, but before its final photo shoot I will back it and maybe do a border.  I also have a new camera, from my inlaws for Christmas, so hopefully my photography for this blog will improve a bit! 

Well, back to my sewing!  I am working on a simple rice therapy bag.  They make a great heating pad for sore joints!  See ya soon!