Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Bring it on 2013!

Day one of a new month, new year. Oh, the possibilities are endless! One thing I definitely plan on doing is finishing what I've started.

WIP tubs

See these bins? All various stages of projects. And yes, that's a skirt on top, all wadded up. It was an adorable skirt from goodwill but was about 9 sizes too big. All it needs is the waistband sewn on. I just got tired of looking at it.

Clearing out the old WIP

This is from a bundle of fabric I got for my birthday in 2011! L is a hair stylist too and has a great eye for coordinating fabrics. (I'm thinking she has an inner crafter begging to come out.) The pattern is from a quilt along on Jaybird Quilts. Not sure how this will turn out, or how big, but I'm at least going to finish piecing the strips that have been cut and go from there. I can tell I've learned to plan ahead with fabric amounts. And to starch all fabric within an inch of its life. Especially bias cuts. Wish I'd realized that a looooong time ago.

Speaking of lessons learned, this is what happens when you don't check your stitch setting before sewing. >_<


Thankfully the needle didn't shatter and take out an eye.

These two little lovelies went to a friend's little girls. Craptastic iPhone pictures are the best i got before going home with them.

Zippy pouch for stamps

This was a zip pie pouch destined to hold Hello Kitty stamps and notepad.

Baby doll bassinet

This was a baby doll bassinet. The pattern was found....somewhere. If anyone is interested in it email me and I'll try to find it again. Definitely want to make more of these but change the pattern. Shattered a needle that almost did take an eye out. Thank god for safety goggles aka reading glasses!


  1. Hi there Camille
    I must admit that after many years of sewing I have yet to see a machine foot dangling like that. Well done. I really like your dolly bassinet. If you could find the pattern, I would be very grateful.
    It is lovely and my granddaughter would love one like that.
    Thank you

  2. There will be a very happy dollie with such a great bassinet.

  3. Hi...dropping by from the small blog meet. I returned to sewing a couple of years ago and managed to break one of the sewing machine feet within days of getting my new machine. The cause? Forgot to change back to a normal foot after doing a stich that required a hemming foot! It was fixable but I think the repair man was sort of amazed at my stupidity.

  4. Hi! Found you on the small blog meet. My craft room looks a bit like yours at the moment - I'm torn between wanting to get stuck in to lots of new and exciting things vs. tidying up. It's a tough call :/ !!!

  5. Oh thank goodness you had on your glasses. I try not to sew over pins now - or if I do I go very slowly. Well, all your projects are bright and cheery. I found you at Lily's and following you.

  6. Eh-heh-heh. That is quite a feat with that foot! And it looks like you have a bad case of finish-itis. I suffer from that myself, dunno what the cure is!

  7. I came over from Lily's blog, sooo nice to meet you! Your quilts look great and I know this year you will get it done!

  8. oh wow, that is an intense sewing machine incident! i once had a needle break into 3 ( least 3) pieces. i only found the top part and the bottom part...never found the middle section. totally freaked me out, made me paranoid that i should start sewing with safety glasses or something!!