I made a heart shaped doll with the Hillary Lang pattern. It was really fun and challenging. I like making toys so much! I wish it was my full time job, but alas, I must have an office job like everybody else. ;)
I made some new pillows for my maroon sofa. The orange one is made of fake fur and the black one is made of a really slick "x-ray" fabric my sister got for me. Just adding to my eclectic collection. :)
I finally finished this piece I've been working on for a while now. I like doing free-hand embroidery without a pattern, although it sometimes doesn't work the way you want it to. It looked a lot better in my head! It was still fun to make even though it didn't turn out like I imagined. :)
I made some tiny houses! :) Aren't they cute?! Sewing adds whimsy to my life like nothing else. I love having something to do with my hands while I listen to music or language learning podcasts. I used upholstery fabric and sewed up the outside to show the stitches. Super fun!!
I made some bunnies from upholstery. I was able to find some good deals in the red dot corner at Jo-Anne's. I bought six kinds of upholstery so the plan is to make a bunch of different combo patterned toys to have for sale at a craft fair this Christmas. It's a lofty goal, but I think I can do it. :)
I just finished this free hand embroidery fish today. It was a 12 hour labor of love. I worked on it mostly on our drive to Moab, Utah for a family reunion. The colors, the design, the idea, were all inspired by The Arabian Nights, one of my favorite books.
I finally finished the boat journal I was making for my sister. I had to wait over a month for the fabric special order from Etsy which had to be special ordered from SpoonFlower (whew!) But it was totally worth the wait. I absolutely love the shade of blue! I want to paint my house that color! I used white waxed thread and just did a simple coptic stitch. I think it turned out really pretty. Yay!
My parents are both really hands-on type of people. Growing up, my Mom was always sewing or making music while my Dad was remodeling the house or wood working. I finally tried my hand at sewing and have really liked it so far. My kids really cheer me on! I am just getting into the book- binding hobby and think I have finally found my niche. Thanks for looking! :D