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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!  …


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…


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.…


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…


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 it......…


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…


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!


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…


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 apron!  This would be…


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

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