Saturday, October 23, 2010

My mermaid

Josie pretends to be a mermaid all the live long day. All the costume fabric at Joann's was 60% off, so for her birthday I decided to surprise her with a mermaid get-up. It was soooo much fun to make and I honestly feel like I've found my real passion in sewing....pattern making. Just having an idea in my head and working it out is my favorite thing and so gratifying. This one was easy - the only tricky part was not being able to try it on her while in the process, since it was a surprise!

Freezer paper

I learned about freezer paper from Dana at Made, and basically it is my dream come true because it's the simplest way in the world to screenprint. Where has freezer paper been all my life??? I have tons of fp projects floating in my head...

Monday, October 11, 2010

Halloween fever

I told u I've become obsessed with freezer paper, right???

Puzzle bins

I was going nuts without a place for my girls puzzles with millions of pieces, so I bought these canvas bins and decided to jazz them up a bit. I started with freezer paper stencils (which I'm now 100% obsessed with), then I used fabric marker and embroidery thread. They turned out pretty cute and my girls think they're hilarious.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Still here...working away....

I have been feeling so guilty for not posting anything this last week. I have to remind my perfectionist self that this project isn't about a beautiful blog, but about my own learning process. It's about gaining discipline in creating and motivation to finish things. I can't tell you how much I have learned and grown since I started this journey. With that said...I do hope to get better at documenting it! In the meantime, I'll just have to tell you that I have some fun things to share in the next day or two when I can get around to posting about them...Things I have had SO much fun working on.
PS: I'm so mad I missed Teen Mom tonight!!!