Sunday, January 30, 2011

Pleats and Piping

I have been playing around with pleats and piping. Still working on this design, but here are the first attempts at something new.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Hot Dog!

Hot Dog! I finally started going through my Christmas pictures. I know, I is already the end of January. But I had some good ones that I wanted to share. So here we are:

When my parents visited over Christmas we indulged in a bit of junk food at Dog et al in Tallahassee. This little mom-n-pop restaurant has been here for years. It is a simple place with a ton of personality. I do not often partake in this type of cuisine, but for special occasions (like baseball games or holidays) it is a treat.

Here's mom exploring St. Marks. (I will have many more pictures of this magical place soon.)

Now dad can transfer that huge record collection to CD.

Jason trying on his new shirt and tie with his coat. Like the PJ's?
We had a lot of fun visiting with my parents. We ate, we watched a bunch of movies, we exchanged gifts. It was relaxing and peaceful. Just the kind of holiday we all needed. This was our last holiday in Florida so I am so glad we got to spend it with some of my favorite people.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Excuses. Excuses.

Isn't it sad how I often need an excuse to sew something for myself. My friend was having a party last week and asked that everyone bring an apron to wear in honor of the homemade Italian dinner she was making. Perfect! I have been waiting for an excuse to make a new apron. I used the pattern from the book "Sew Liberated" by Meg McElwee. I was enthralled with the cinched-in waist held together by a grommet corset. I used fabric from my favorite designer, Anna Maria Horner. I rather like the final product. Now...I am off to the kitchen to whip up something in my new apron.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Ready for Spring

I know we are in the middle of cold wintry weather, but I was in the mood for a bit of summer fashion. I love boots, jackets, and hats but nothing beats wearing a light summery top. I made this one with vintage buttons from my grandmother. I think I may need to find a cardigan to wear over it...I don't think I want to wait for warm weather!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Key Ring-Coin Purse

Here is a new design. Perfect for carrying a bit of cash and a license...all you need for that quick trip to the store.