Excuses Sewers Tell Themselves
Posted by Claire on May 17 2011
Sometimes, I’m not entirely honest with myself. I say things like: “I just have button holes to finish on this project. It’s OK to start something new.” “I’m not in the mood for fiddly right now. I want to make something quick and easy.” “I’m using stash fabrics. That’s got to count for something…” Unfortunately, […]
Posted by Claire on Feb 08 2011
Look what arrived in the mail! Silk. Ribbon. Yumm. The buttons are stash. They’re glass and while they look really dark here, they’re a darn near exact match for the fabric. They’re just the right size, too so hurray for serendipity. When we last left our intrepid heroine, she was here: And here’s the progress […]
Flower Power WIP
Posted by Claire on Feb 06 2011
This is one of the projects that sort of got started by accident. It started because I wanted to make one of these for each of the boys: Adorable, eh? The tutorial is here on the At Second Street blog. She’s got some cute stuff and I don’t get to make a lot of ‘cute’ […]
What’s that in the sky? UFOs!!
Posted by Claire on Jan 23 2011
I started this post last week with the grand intention of naming and shaming all my 2010 UFOs that have been lurking and that I have been working on, off and on, in a very desultory fashion. Like this this angel sleeve bishop, which I am smocking as the final assignment for my Advanced Stitches […]
It Needs Something…but what?!
Posted by Claire on Sep 26 2010
I’ve got an issue with my latest WIP. This is “Corrine Elise” from PBJK Patterns. I picked it up last year at the SAGA conference in Indianapolis and it’s been burning a hole in my pattern collection ever since. But I have an issue that is holding me up from finishing it. It has […]