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Nov 10 2009

A thrifty Halloween, and upcoming sewing projects

Prototype sewing project

I haven’t done a ton of sewing, in part because I’m about to sit down and make a whole bunch of Christmas gifts. As a teaser, though, the image above is of a section of a prototype for something I’m pretty pleased with. Expect a tutorial after it’s all finished.

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Sep 18 2009

Taking a Break and Catching Up

Fabric for Table Runners

Whew. It’s been a craaaazy couple of weeks. Luckily, I took pictures.

Sep 3 2009

Tutorial: Ring Bearer Pillows

Ring Bearer Pillows

Our wedding party includes two adorable ring bearers, the young sons of my bridesmaid Lea Ann and her husband, Kyle, who will be escorting me down the aisle. Rather than spending $20-$30 a pop on ring bearer pillows, I decided to try my hand at making them.

Aug 26 2009

Refashioned Apron

Apron Fabric

My first foray into the thrift store stash involves a curtain and a pillowcase that happened to coordinate fairly well. I’d been wanting an apron, because when I wash dishes, I generally end up washing the floor and myself along the way. So I took the pillowcase apart, made trim from the curtain, and voila!

Aug 13 2009

Fabric Shopping on a Budget

Fabric Purchased On Sale

Anyone who has ever been in a fabric store can tell you fabric is not cheap. So how could a budding seamstress like myself stock up on fabrics and not break the bank?

Thrift stores, baby.

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