Thursday, November 29, 2007

Advent calendar!

Advent calendar

I finished this advent calendar a few days ago. I've been working on it in semi-secret for a few weeks now.

The background is cream cotton (plain and a small calico print.) The tree is various soft green fabrics (a velveteen, some babycord, flannel) I had in the stash of scraps, I quilted the background and the trees using my sewing machine.

The pockets are random red fabrics that I embellished with the days of the month. Some are embroidered, others are beaded. There are some with sequins.

The ornaments are made of felt. I tried to make them Christmasy but not snowy (because I've always disliked the idea that Christmas = snow because I grew up in and currently live where it does not snow at Christmas.) There are no snowmen! boo!

I am missing two ornaments in this pic. There's a tree in my sewing room and something else is missing but I don't know what! Maybe I'll make a little dog or cat to go with the mouse/rat.

check out my flickr for more pics (very high res versions so you can see the ornaments.)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Don't sew so much

Don't sew so much
Originally uploaded by vespabelle

My daughter wrote me this note last night after two frustrating attempts at making her some pants. I finally figured it out late last night! And I made her some knit pants (the wovens were not happening!) that she actually likes!

She likes them! yay!

They're a cheapo grey heathered muslin so we might dye them or just use them as PJ pants.

Don't sew so much

Don't sew so much
Originally uploaded by vespabelle
Sewing has caused a rift between my daughter and I! Of course, she got over it and is now happy about the pants I finally made for her after three frustrating attempts yesterday. (the attempts that caused my cranky, hungry child to write me this love letter.)


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