Monday, January 17, 2011

Beach Theme Ornaments

This is a series of ornaments made with Jenni Bowlin Bingo cards. The cards are all beach themed and I added clip art and vintage images along with sand, glitter and real seashells to create them.

I added an extra layer of cardstock and sewed through the layers with my sewing machine. A ribbon hanger was added to enable these to be used as ornaments.

I may gift these or sell them. I have not decided yet.


Matryoshka Appliques

These are about 6 inches tall sewn with wool and cotton fabric.  I hand embroidered the facial features using perle cotton. The background fabrics, faces, and hair are made with felted wool.

I may finish these up to be the centers of blocks or combine them into a small wall hanging.


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Baby Burp Cloths

I have seen several sets of directions for sewing burp cloths. Some of the more fancy ones I have seen are only made with flannel. I read some comments that several people had made that the flannel does not absorb spit up as well as the diapers. So I decided to use the diaper fabric for one side and flannel for the other.
At another time I made a set of these and only used flannel on the center section of the diaper. I was not totally thrilled with how those turned out, so changes were made with this set.

 These are made with girly flannel and cotton diapers. I cut the flannel to match the size of the diaper. Then I sewed the flannel on three sides, right sides together.

I turned it right sides out and topstitched around the sides, making sure to fold under the unsewn side for a neat finish. These are all flannel on one side and all cotton on the other.  
Slowly getting back into sewing.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Year in Review

I got a lot of sewing done in 2010.  I learned something from each of these projects. My goal in 2011 is to continue to learn.