Thursday, July 8, 2010

Little, purple, cute!

Lots of projects going on now. I haven't written lately because I've been so busy! I haven't forgotten about the giveaway, though.

In Molly news, she got her first sewing machine. It's purple! It's pretty loud, but it is a real machine, with a real bobbin, so it meet's Mama's requirements. She's sewing together the pieces that were part of the shop display for our Scrap Therapy classes, which I'm no longer teaching.This Saturday at 2 pm, the Dumbarton Library is putting on a small production of The Little Mermaid and I was recruited to make mermaid costumes. This is an in-progress photo, but you get the idea. They're done now, and I'm pretty pleased, considering I did two start to finish in a couple of evenings. Ugh -- please ignore the disastrous state of my sewing room!I finished another bag for the Minnesota Road Show. I hope you're coming if you're in the area. It's only ten bucks and half is taught by me! This bag is Zippy Strippy by Atkinson Designs. It's not technically part of the road show, but I'm incorporating it anyway.And finally, I'm doing a project for a friend who I recently unearthed in Australia. It's been ten years since I've seen him and I'm so excited to make something that's not a required project. I was lucky to find some Australian inspired fabric. I'll post a photo when it's all done. This photo some of the quilting when I was just starting. I love pebbling.What I did was layer the print below the black, then I quilted most of the spaces, but left a few unquilted. Then I cut away the black layer to reveal the print below. I'm going to couch some yarn over the grey straight lines.


  1. Her machine is so cute. and the mermaid tails are awesome. I can't wait to see that quilting in person.

  2. I love the pebbling quilting design ! What type of machine are you using ? Is that a long arem?
    I used to make all kinds of costumes for my Mom;s Costume shop , it has been gone for several yrs though ,I have made the mermaids too .

  3. cute sewing machine. I saw one the other day at JoAnns Fabrics for kids and put it on my "maybe for Christmas list". Alex insisted on going to get some fabric to make clothes for her Barbie Dolls....needless to say that fabric is still sitting in the bag on the living room floor :)

  4. Hi Sis :-)) Am going to Hancocks on Wednesday to get lots sparkly purple fabrics for Miss Molly and use my "senior" discount (15% off the total bill- I'll take it !!) I loved the alpaca thing that Molly made!!