I’m not sure if I got really motivated or was just feeling the vibe, but I sewed a TON last night and got a great deal accomplished on both the Texas Stars quilt and the Charity Bears. I’m really loving how much I’m learning through all this. Both of these projects are teaching me so much, and it’s honestly wonderful to be able to spend a Sunday evening quilting with my mom. First, lets look at block #4. This one was a little bit of a pain because I decided I wanted to piece it differently than the instructions called for (perilous waters) and while it worked fine it took a lot of thinking on the part of both me and my mother. Now that it’s all finished, it seems to be strongly reminiscent of a pineapple; at least in my opinion.
Block #5 was MUCH easier than block #4. I had this adorably quirky brown stone-ish print that I have been having a terrible time in deciding what to do with it, and this particular block style offered the space necessary to really show it off. My difficulty came because every time I looked at it, I contemplated putting it with other brown, which felt like it would detract from the print and be entirely too drab. The deep (but solid) blue made it pop nicely I think.
So that’s my weekend! Oh, and amidst all that piecing, I also had a school dance. I have to admit, I like being a girl who can do both. As my mom always says “useful and decorative!”
Happy sewing my friend! More coming soon.
Love, Sparkle Jane
So, I thought that my picture arrangement was for this outfit was sheer genius, but looking at the pictures…I don’t think this worked quite as well as I hoped. Oh well, you are all creative people, I’m sure you can put all of this together. It was a good idea that was modeled in a slightly unfortunate way.
I thought that the tree shade would provide some artistic shading for the outfit…The shading was accomplished, but not in quite the way I expected.
This outfit consists of a very simple black dress, a much used and loved red belt, and my all purpose red jacket which I kind of wear whenever it works. And sometimes when it doesn’t I’m sure. The final touch (And my favorite) are my perfect red shoes, which are not only classy, but comfy as well.
Thanks for reading,
Now, I am not against footed pajamas. They are fine and dandy. But…Some things were never meant to have closed off feet…
And one of those things is jeans…Do these look a little long to you??? I have some jeans made by this brand (Lucky Brand) But these are the “long” variety. I have kind of short legs for my height, so long jeans didn’t work out that well. But lo and behold, this is why scissors were made! A few brief snips later, and after a few seams on the trusty Dressmaker, I had myself some great jeans.
Of course, great jeans need a great outfit, so I went on a closet rummage. The result was pretty good I think, and all in all I’m pretty pleased.
So here’s to a great pants repair. Cute, functional, comfy…Yeah, can you tell I’m happy with them?
So, I’ve mostly been doing clothing refashions lately, and I’ve been neglecting you all.
For this dress, I added on all of the blue accents you can see, plus a panel across the back. Finish with a belt and tada, we’re done.
My Grandmother has always been very generous with presents over Christmas time. And she is always careful to make sure the presents between my brother and me have been fair. But this year, while looking at the presents and trying to figure out what they were, my brother and I discovered a VERY large box. We read the tag and…It was for me! While looking through the other boxes, we found no others nearly so large. So we had to wonder what it was. The box wasn’t heavy, so it couldn’t be electronic. We were, needless to say, curious. Christmas day came, and we began unwrapping. As we got to the huge box, we all paid much attention to it. I took the paper off and well…Let’s just show a pic…Roll the camera!
Boots! And rather fantastic ones I might add. My mom plotted a photo shoot outside, so here they are.
My mom has a tendency of deliberately making me laugh while we do photo shoots, so I’m laughing in most of them…(Notice that the cat joined in.)
Love the whole outfit, but especially the boots!
Thanks for reading,
Sparkle Jane T.
P.S. My brother had a box as small as mine was large, but his was a watch. Fair to the tee.
My school had a dance a while ago (and when I say a while I mean 2 months ago:) My school calls dances “Stomps”, which doesn’t make sense until you go to one and see that none of the guys ever dance with the girls. You can’t really blame them because if you do dance with someone people will video tape you. No joke, they really will. All “Stomps” are planned by the student leaders, and I am a student leader, so I knew about it before the rest of the student body. Because of this I had a lot of time to plan an outfit.
The final outfit was Black skinny jeans with orange shirt, turquoise tank-top, black hat with orange ribbon (not the hat in the picture, we decided on a different black hat last-minute, but it did still have the same ribbon), and a scarf that I made myself. The scarf is easy to make and I will probably do a tutorial on it sometime. The outfit was a success and I had a great time.
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For my Easter dress this year my mom and I did, not a remodel, but a make over. I found out recently that my great-grandmother was quite the sewer. She would make my grandmother a new dress for every occasion big or small. One of these dresses that she got when she was about my age she kept, and had me try on. Success! It fits almost perfectly. ( Just a little tall in the torso.)
The zipper was a little hashed, but that is to be expected in a dress that is 50 years old. So we put in a new zipper. After finding the perfect shade of pink jacket, we have a very cute Easter outfit for a beautiful but chilly morning.
The pin you see on the jacket is what I was making in my previous post, WEATHER REPORT. If you want to make the pin, click HERE. I made mine a little larger than she did, 3-1/2″ base, and used about 2-1/2 yards of rick rack. It was easy!
I hope you all had a great Easter.
P.S. Happy April fools day! Tell me of any pranks you play!