Monday, April 19, 2010


I just started working on commission piece for the top of a wedding cake. The plush are based on Dale Maxey's illustrations of The Owl and the Pussy Cat.

Here's the sketch of what they will look like. They'll be about 7 to 8 inches tall. The cat will be sitting up right and be a little simpler in styling.

So far I've gotten the main body of the owl done. Still have the feet and wings to do. It took a better part of an evening cutting all the scallops for the feathers. I love how the feathers turned out.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


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Here's what I've been so diligently working on for the past month. Toddler clothes. It really is fun sewing for a girl. The above tunics are made from Simplicity pattern 4203. It really is as easy as it says it is. Though the pattern didn't call for it, I added the band at the bottom of the tunics and made them a little longer. I also crisscrossed the straps in the back. I  made the dress that was included in this pattern too. No pic to show though.

Here's my little model! This tunic is my favorite. I LOVE the ice cream print. They don't look to bad over a long sleeved shirt either.

I cleaned out my closets about a month ago and was bagging up some old clothes to donate when I decided to save some stuff and repurpose it. This was originally an old dress of mine that I turned into a skirt. I made the lining a little longer so it would hang lower than the printed material. Added some white ric-rac and a bow.

This was a last minute dress. I found this material and had to have it. I used McCalls pattern 5836.

I also made three dresses for myself for the summer. I'll post those later.