Saturday, November 17, 2007

As promised, here are the photos of some projects I have been working on. This first is a really great skirt I made out of a cotton patchwork flannel. I used Vogue 2811 and it turned out really well.

I mentioned in a previous post that I went to Vogue Fabrics in Chicago. It is a fantastic place! I bought this toile-like washable suede fabric. It was a toile weekend. I stayed at my brother and his wife's house and my sister-in-law just re-upholstered their furniture in a red and white toile. It was very pretty! Here is the fabric and a close-up shot.

I also bought a gray washable suede that I will use with that same pattern. Believe me, the photo does not do it justice. It's beautiful.

I have been cutting out a lot of patterns to work on in an assembly-line fashion. Here are some pants I cut out:

I have also been doing other things. I started needlepoint. Here is a towel I have been working on:

It's a teapot and he's yawning!

I am also working on an environmental friendly crocheted grocery bag:

Finally, here is the Singer knitting machine my mom is letting me borrow. It is very cool:

Friday, November 16, 2007

Hey everybody! I know that you have heard this before, but I am definitely going to post more. I am safely ensconced in my studio and have been working up a storm. Sewing mostly. I did bring my writing books down so they are closer to the place I am working, but I am fitting everything in.

News: I have had to push back the debut of my VirtualGoogie collection at until spring. I am just not organized enough to get it together. I have some really great ideas for totes and some jewelry that came to me in a dream, if you can believe it, and I will be working up some sample pieces in the next couple of weeks. I have to make sure I still have my etsy account.

I went to Chicago last week and have the saw the promised land. While there, I visited, not one, but two Vogue Fabrics! One is in Chicago on Roosevelt and the other is in Evanston, a hop, skip, and a jump north on Lake Shore Drive. There was so much at such cheap prices that going to JoAnn's and Hancock's just feels like a letdown now. It is probably a good thing that I don't live nearby because I would be broke.

Up tomorrow - photos of a couple of finished projects. I have been cutting out several patterns to be sewn in a sort of assembly line manner. I will have photos of those, too!