sewing mama

Just before Christmas I learned a new sewing skill or two.  My very sweet neighbor taught me four quilting techniques.

Paper piecing:

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All Piece Quilting:

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Applique: (the hearts shown)

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I’ve sneaked down the street a few times as of late.  Not only is her house draped with decades of beautiful quilts, but it’s silent.  It’s good for mama to escape into quiet moments now and then.  Just cheerful chatter and the humming of a sewing machine can refresh even a most filled and exhausted mind, such as this one.

What have you been stitching?

more, yes more, baby pants

It’s that time again.  The time where Desmond is growing and needed more pants.  That’s all I seem to make anymore.  Baby pants, baby pants, baby pants.  Ahhh.  I need more skirts and home sewing in my life don’t I?

These pants are improvised, using some vintage fabric that was given to me. I was also given the elastic…so these were free.  I like free clothes!

Possibly more pants to come…or maybe skirts.  Just to switch it up a bit.

P.S.  I have discovered the iPhone touch.  I know it’s a little late, but I am loving the FREE app Sewing Kit lite.  I have measured and stored all the kids so I always have it with me, whether I’m sewing or buying fabric.  I’m slowly moving into the 21st century– at a turtle’s pace I might add ;)

bookmarks

The kids and I are going at the Christmas crafting again.  The kids are busy making these bookmarks, while I’m busy making these.  Both are very quick, fun, and age (anyone who can read and older) and gender neutral.

What have you been crafting for Christmas?