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February 2013 Blog Posts (8)

Broken Zipper? Don't throw it away, watch this!

Found this when I was looking at zippers - what a great invention!  …

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Added by Karen on February 27, 2013 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Sew...I can't Bake!

Londa's Baking Skill
Londa's Baking Skill

No need to laugh - I'm certainly laughing at myself!!!  And - believe it or not - most of the day now under my feet - this is the SECOND attempt at this carrot cake.  I declare - there must be at…

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Added by Londa Rohlfing on February 22, 2013 at 4:54pm — 1 Comment

Made myself a bed jacket!

We have a wood burner which heats up our radiators, which means it's not so warm in the mornings when it has just been idling all night.  I have tried sitting up in bed with my dressing gown on, but it was a nuisance because it was too long.   So I decided to make myself a proper Bed Jacket, just like my mum used to use, only hers was crocheted and mine would be fleece.…

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Added by Karen on February 22, 2013 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Scraps waiting for a Re-Birth?

Silk Trimmings with Potential
Silk Trimmings with Potential

As I once again was trimming the edges of my stacked bias silk pieces to create my Fabric Fur - this time destined for a surprise jacket for a friend - I decided to add them to my BAG of…

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Added by Londa Rohlfing on February 21, 2013 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Long term project - Re-lining a vintage faux leopardskin coat

The other half bought me this vintage faux leopard skin coat for my birthday last October.

It's a beautiful fabric,a  lovely shape and style, it's warm, and I love…

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Added by Karen on February 19, 2013 at 3:36pm — 1 Comment

Feather Feather Print Infinite Scarf

Feather Feather Print Infinite Scarf

The Fabric

Last Friday I hit Hancock fabric on my lunch break and came back to work $60 dollars poorer! Yes I said it, $60 "bones or clams or whatever you call them"less. I'm finding myself loving Hancock, they have such a variety, or maybe I'm becoming a better shopper :). This is a huge plus, it saves me a trip to SR Harris in Minneapolis.



Okay so the fabric, is a light polyester blend, that…

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Added by Renata on February 17, 2013 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Recycled jeans apron

Well as I said I had been given a load of jeans to recycle, and this time I decided to use the legs to make myself an apron.  I never know how much detail to put in, so here is quite a lot!

Preparation

I fitted a new Jeans needle, chose my favourite Guttermanns Cotton thread No 5815 (because it is denim coloured) and fitted my walking foot because the jeans are…

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Added by Karen on February 8, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Using up that denim shirt

A while ago I made this apron from the back of a man's denim shirt, and did freemotion embroidered Poppies on the pocket.  

That still left me the front of the shirt to use for something, and I decided on - another…

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Added by Karen on February 4, 2013 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

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