Saturday, January 30, 2010

Adventures in sewing

I love to sew but have only managed to make one thing for my Etsy shop. On the left is the photo of my daughter wearing a top I made for her and on the right is a photo of my daughters in dresses I made from the Portabello Pixie pattern. I LOVE these dresses. This is the joy of being able to make things for yourself. My daughter got bike grease (ACK!) on a lovely pair of pants I sewed for her from Amy Butler fabric. Talc or baby powder is great for getting out certian grease stains ~ ones that just make the fabric look wet and don't have much color. Don't dry it in the dryer until you are satisfied the powder has absorded it enough. It may take a few days of leaving the powder on the spot. In the end the grease did not completely come out of the pants ~ it left a light stain. It is ok - its kinda like a status symbol to my daughter I think. However, grease got on another dress I didn't sew and I used Goof Off and it worked great!

Making dolls

Even though they take a LONG time to make I love making "fairy dolls", as my daughters call them, whether they have wings or not. I have made many of them ~ and keep making more. I even made them this "fairy house" for Christmas 2008. I nearly lost a few fingers but it was fun! They like it too!! I have just started making saint dolls too. But I need to wait for some more colors of felt to arrive in order to make any nuns or religious.