Sep 29, 2010

Sewing classes anyone?

I would like to hold a class on the basics of sewing, and reading a pattern some time in October.
I hope to have the class in the in the US, so passports are required to cross the border.  (I live a few minutes from the Canadian border for those who are wondering)  I might need more than one night to cover everything, and was thinking about having the class for 2-3 weeks in a row but once I know who hopes to join, we will find which date(s) and time will work for everyone.
If you are interested in taking the class or have any questions, you can email me at twiceasniceboutique [at] live [dot] com by Oct 6th 2010.  Please let me know your skill level or what you hope to improve on so I know what to target.
Thanks!  Karen

New coat for K

A few weeks ago, as I was getting K off to school, I realized she had no good "it's cold but not snowing" coat.  That morning, I went through my fabric stash, and picked some out to make a new coat for her.  I used Michael Millers Hoopla Dot in Pink
Edit: I used a modified version of Burda 9676 pattern.

It has HOT pink flannel lining and a lime green zipper- I love bright colors!

I added a layer of cotton batting for warmth, and sewed it in various places to the lining to prevent bunching in the wash.  Since we live in rainy Washington, a hat was a must.  The coats I made previously were quite long.  I like this length better. 

It's quite foggy here this morning which means it should get nice and sunny soon!

an accomplishing day

Phew, got a lot done today!   I have a stack of cut out fabric that are ready to be made into different things.  Today I attacked the Sleep Sack pile, and I'm happy to say I conquered them!  Next up: diaper bags... they've been sitting there since March...

finished 3 of these (I just had to put the zippers in them)

this one

this one

this one

this one

and this one

... and no, I did not ignore my girls- they were playing house, dog and Mom, and a new one- cheep (bird) and Mom... yep, they have quite the imagination, and play quite well together on the non kindergarten days. 

Sep 20, 2010

New pillow cases for the fam

I got on a pillow case making binge the other week after getting back from teaching 11th graders how to make them.  I made one for each of us using minky for the main body, and cotton fabric for the band.  They are SUPER easy, and are sssooo soft.  Now we just have to wait for cooler weather to use them!

Sep 18, 2010

Guest post on the spunky diva

I was asked to guest post the Morgyn Skirt tutorial on the spunky Diva's blog.  Go check it out!

Morgyn Skirt Tutorial

Sep 16, 2010

New Pajamas

The girls were in dire need of new Pj's.  I had picked up a bunch of flannel for $2.50 awhile ago, and had them pick out 3 of their favorites.  I have only 1 set done for each, and the other 4 cut out.  M's pants are too long, so the next ones will be made shorter.
I bought 1 1/4 yrd of each fabric, so the body will be in a plain color- I like the look though.
I also finally purchased some proper ribbing for the sleeves, neck and leg bands, and like this look compared to using elastic. 

Sep 4, 2010

Sleep Sacks

Here are a few more sleep sacks- this time in new fabrics!  I have a stack cut out to make some more pre-mades for boys in bigger sizes.  More pics to come later this week.

I started teaching last week! I am teaching 6 11th graders sewing until the end of January- then they get cooking which will be taught by someone else.
I am doing 2 classes a week- one is almost 2 hrs long, and the other is almost 1 hr long. They started making pillow cases, and all in all, it's going well! I have a fellow sewing Mom also helping teach the class, which is quite helpful considering they are all beginners.
My oldest also had kindergarten for the first time yesterday. She had a lot of fun! There will be a lot of adjustments this Sept figuring out schedules and such, but I think it will run smoothly.
Take care, Karen

Sep 2, 2010

Cradel Sheets

Another Mom is expecting child #3.  She wanted new sheets for the cradle she will be using, and picked out the following fabrics from my stash.  They didn't take long to make at all.  I made 2 plain green flannel ones to put under the patterned ones for extra protection from the plastic covered mattress.