Friday, May 31, 2013

Maureen Cracknell Handmade: A Pattern, Fabric, & Aurifil GIVEAWAY : :

Amazing! Amazing! Amazing giveaway! Seriously, check it out everyone! Although, I am personally hoping I win! ;) 

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Maureen Cracknell Handmade: A Fabric GIVEAWAY : :

Check out this great fabric giveaway! Aren't they beautiful? Just imagine the lovely creations you could make!!! 

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Baggin' It Up!

So about a little over a month ago, I really got into purse making. I did a lot of research on purse making, which is when I really started to learn about interfacing. Anyone that knows interfacing knows that there are SO very many different kinds, from fusible to sew-in, from light to ultra firm. Then there is fusible fleece. Trying to sift through all the information that is out there in tutorials and websites is very overwhelming. I finally discovered some valuable sites and information, and after this I ordered a bunch of interfacing and purse necessities from Jo-Ann's. When the order arrived, I felt like it was Christmas and my birthday all in one.

Beautiful isn't it???
I just wanted to bask in the beauty of all that interfacing and magnetic snaps. And the book that I got is great! Love it. So informative and well written. Check it out here. Also, since this purchase, I discovered the wonderful michellpatterns! Not only are her patterns amazing, she also has amazing advice on interfacing and many other sewing tips and techniques. Every pattern I have bought from her has not me some new sewing skill. Each pattern is like a sewing lesson. She is amazing. Be sure to check her out. Once I have more experience with interfacing I will have to share what I have learned and what are my favorites. For now, I recommend resources like michellpatterns and Lisa Lam, the author of The Bag Making Bible. Here is a link to her blog and specifically, a post on interfacing bags. Hope this helps any newbie interfacers like myself. Yes, I made that word up, I think. :) Happy Interfacing!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Skirting around....

So I made this skirt several months ago, but only took pictures of it in March. Yes, and I am only now sharing it too. I absolutely love this skirt! It is my favorite one I have made myself and was a very simple project. The fabric as you can see below has a lovely floral print and is a crinkled jersey knit. I only needed a yard to make it. I used this tutorial to complete this skirt. After completing it, there are some things I might do differently, particularly regarding the side seam. Still it is an easy project with beautiful results. By the way, I got the belt with a skirt a bought from Maurices, one of my favorite stores.

My Skirt!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Maureen Cracknell Handmade: A Fabric GIVEAWAY : :

Be sure to check out this amazing giving away!!! Beautiful fabrics!!!

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Friday, May 3, 2013

Wedding Gifts....

Oh the things you will sew! It seems I can't stop finding and coming up with new things to sew! I cannot believe I haven't even been sewing for a year. Is it this addicting for everyone else? Well since it has been too long since I shared a project, I thought it was time I gave you a glimpse of the first homemade wedding gift I have made and given. At the end of March, two of my childhood friends got married. The groom I have known since birth and the bride I have known since I was 10 and she was around 5 or 6. The wedding was small but sweet, and I saw a few people I had not seen in forever! Anyways, here are some pictures of their gift.

Here they are on display before I wrapped them up.
Here is a picture of the reverse sides.
I also made them some adorable matching coasters, as well (not pictured), using this tutorial for inspiration. I also printed some care instruction labels and tied a pretty bow around the finished products. I was pretty excited with how they turned out.