Friday, February 13, 2009

After only 6 years....

After only six years I've completed this dress. I originally started it to wear to my cousin's wedding. I picked up the fabric at a little store in Austria while visiting my dad. I think it was a store that caters to Indian and Muslim women's fashions. I'm surprised that it even fits me after six years and a baby. It's a little snugger than I'd like but it's wearable.

The pattern is #6586 from Butterick. It was a super simple pattern so I am off to make another dress with more fabric that's been sitting around my office for far too long.

Yay for Spring!

My newest book.....

Through I found a new (or new to me) way to sew up a handbound book. It's called Swedish Binding. Here is my completed handsewn book.

For the covers I used an old pillowcase and the inside is covered with some scrap swiss dot fabric. I had much better luck with the glue this time.

The book is large, about 9x11, but it is going to be my "possibilities" book so I needed it to be large.

The book is sewn together with orange embroidery floss.

I made some mistakes with this book so it's good I was only planning on using it for myself. But, now I know how to do this technique so I'll be trying it again (and getting it right) for a new book soon!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Valentine Giveaway Winner

Using the List Randomizer from I have a winner for my Valentines.......Princess Golden Hair, Congratulations!

Thank you to all who entered.

Happy Valentines Day!