Tuesday, August 31, 2010

First Project Complete!

Kimono-Style Outfit

I have finally finished my first project. There was a bit of struggle along the way....mainly because of a three year old who wanted to learn to sew too. But the project is complete; a kimono-style outfit for my nephew who is going to be turning one. I made it from an Amy Butler pattern from her book, Little Stitches for Little Ones. I absolutely love her fabrics, design, and patterns. The fabric I choose is from India. My husband bought it there for me almost five years ago! I have been saving it for the perfect project and I think it turned out great. Hopefully it will fit little Charles!

Caleb's new curtains
Along the way I decided to also sew some new curtains for my sons room. I found some super cute fabric designed after Eric Carle's, The Hungry Caterpillar. The curtains are very simple, but very bright and fun! 

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Dusting off the sewing machine

My old urge to sew has returned and I have busily been cutting out fabric all afternoon. It makes me so happy to see all the neat stacks of perfectly cut pattern pieces. I bought a wonderful book, "Little Stitches" by Amy Butler, and am looking forward to sewing all the fun projects inside. I just need to dust off the sewing machine and see how well it works.