Tuesday, December 17, 2013

My Sister is SOOOOOOOOOOO Loved.

Both my sisters are so spoiled.  Well we each spoil one another.  My older Sister, Misty wanted a beret and ruffle scarf for her Birthday December 1, 2013.   I kept promising her I would get it done for her and finally, an hour before church this past Sunday, I made it for her.  She was so elated  she  hasn't stopped thanking me.  She even cheesed for a picture after church for me to share with you guys.
I posted this picture on my Face Book page, now I have to make a few more.  Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Scarves for Christmas!

I've been busy.  I love scarves and especially infinity scarves.  I thought I would make a few for my Christmas Bizarre at church this Saturday.  Our church has an annual Prayer Breakfast and my sister and I set up a table an sell our wares.  The last couple of years I concentrated on wristlets, handbags, and purses.  This year I am focusing on my scarves, wristlets and a few potholders and such.  I think I try to do way too much and of course procrastinate.   I also make the felt flowers and give them as free gifts. 

Happy Sewing!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Project Close to My Heart

I was contracted by a friend to make scarves as Christmas presents for her family and friends out of her deceased father's neckties.  I was thrilled to do this even in the midst of a crazy Christmas season of sewing.  Her father was my former Pastor and he baptized my son when he was 18 months old.  So I felt honored when she asked me to this.   Initially we spoke about me making 20 or more scarves but because she didn't have enough neckties we decided to do only 8.  I made a sample for her to see how it would come out, and here it is:

We decided to make it about 6 inches longer.   The backing is a silky minky knit but not with a lot of stretch at all.
I ran into some challenges as some of the ties are silk and some are polyester, and since they are cut on the bias, there is a lot of stretching.  I was thinking about using a stabilizer before I sew on backing.  What do you guys think?
Happy Sewing!