Monday, July 8, 2013

Finished a quilt, and other news

I finished a quilt this week, one I started five years ago. It's so nice to be able to use it. I am also working on a quilt top I started when pregnant with my daughter, who is now twenty months old.

Other news... The girls I take care of want to learn sewing! So fun. I have a sewing room now, and I'm trying to unpack and make room for three to sit and sew. Hopefully we can get the oldest a sewing machine for her birthday this month.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Here we go again

I am posting on a new blog for now. I don't know why. I still love the name DeathByDenim, I use for everything, but I started here talking about Quilting, which has turned into "or lack thereof" aaaaand for somehow I am more drawn to a new blog. 

As you may remember, I am an absentee blogger, and will go months without posting here. It is likely I will be posting over there for a while. Or here, or not. Who knows. 

Thank you for following me! Come check out the newish blog and say hello if you like. There are cute baby(ok toddler) pictures.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Japanese Pattern books!








I am so excited about the series starting at youandmie! So I bought books when I found there is a local store! Also some fabric followed me home.









Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Dear Kreg,

Dear Kreg,

I am in awe of your products. Mainly this one. The Kreg Jig.
Kreg Jig®
I sincerely wish to own one. I have a burning desire to build some furniture, and the Kreg Jig looks incredibly helpful. And user friendly, I love user friendly. Please don't get me wrong, I would also love to have one of these bad boys:
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The Kreg Jig Master system.  Because it looks even awesomer(that's right), and come with more useful bits.

None of these are in the budget. This is not a sponsored post. This is in fact an early Christmas wishful post.

Please Kreg Tool Company do not sue me for posting about your product. I have linked back to your site whenever possible. If you would like a blogger to review your tools and host a giveaway I extremely excitedly volunteer.

Please someone I know buy me one of these, or loan me yours. And a drill. And a hardware store giftcard for some lumber and paint shopping.

Thank you, that is all.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

A Baby Dress from Dad's shirt

Baby Girl has a new dress. And she's walking. She's 10 month's now, but had that down at 9. No wonder I've been absent. Here's her new dress! The blue came from Daddy's wedding shirt, the orange from my stash. I started with a pattern from a book, then threw it away and drew my own thing cause the book pattern and instructions were horrid. Yep. Horrid. This is big on her, which I knew it would be. Slightly A-line, and gathered at the bodice. I used the existing button placket from the dress shirt so I didn't actually have to do any of these buttons.
Dress front

Dress Back

Inside Front

Inside back...Look I used french seams!

What the armpit should look like.

Oooh pretty pit and hand stitched lining.

Eewww, look at that thready armpit!
 The bodice is fully lined, and I used some scraps cut on the bias to fake a bias binding on the armpit areas. One pit was better than the other, but the kid doesn't care. She can walk in it, but its getting put away for a bit cause it just looks too loose. Also, the button area on the front pulls it forward cause she's too little...needs a wider set of shoulders I think.

Things are getting made around here. And blogged. I feel so accomplished when I get a post done.
What have you accomplished lately?


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It is a supply site full of excellent prices on everything but fabric! I recently made my first purchase from WAWAK, and they shipped everything so quickly. Everything was exactly as I ordered.

I picked up some Guterman thread, 1,094 yards for $1.86 each. I'm a convert. Guterman all the way now. I like this thread better than Coats and Clark. And for $1.86? Way cheaper than the big chain store.

I needed some sewing machine needles, so I got a couple 10 packs of Organ needles for $1.75 each. You know needles at the big chain store are only 4 packs, usually for $3.99 a pack. WAWAK's prices are amazing.

Best place to buy needles and thread!
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