Archive for the 'Sewing Projects' Category

Gingerbread House

December 22, 2017

This year it has a red roof, yummy spices inside with honey.

Got an upgrade with candy window glass and a high tech LED candle flickering through the glass.

Poppy Time.

December 22, 2017

Time for a quick hand made needle felted poppy purse for a Christmas present.
I chose wool roving in red, brown, black, yellow, hand felted over a ready made felt bag using the Clover tools. The embellisher machine would not work as it was too thick. Yup, broke two needles.
Hope this will be put to good use 🙂

A quick sew from the latest Burda top sewing.

December 9, 2017

An icecream cake

December 9, 2017

Chocolate leaves rest on top of a mirror glaze with coconut flavor.

Passion fruit ice-cream encases passion fruit gelee, a whiskey caramel and chocolate ganache inserts.

Soursop ice-cream on the bottom over a coconut dacquoise.

Felt a Stain

July 19, 2017

Have a stain on your tshirt? Or a clorox mark like I did?

Use wool roving to “paint” over it. 

Use the needle felting (from Clover) tools or the embellisher machine (Husqvarna) to push the wool fibers through the fabric and cover the stain up.

Now it is no longer a stained tshirt.

Crochet Cardigan

February 4, 2017

It is finished with some yarn left over for the minie me version. Proud to have done without a pattern.

New Toy

January 24, 2017

The Kenmore machine works!!!

It was so gung up that the handwheel did not even move the arm up and down.

It only needed to be cleaned and oiled, it was not dirty inside, i think it was just the old oil that got her stuck, I degreased and re-oiled it and it works like a charm! Very weird the way it threads itself to the side, all metal inside, no plastic anywhere! And the bobbin case and thread adjusters work fine too! It even adjusts the pressure of the foot on the fabric. Looks like it has been serviced in 2002. 

Rainbow Pom-Pom Skirt

January 22, 2017

Just finished an hour long, or should I say an hour quick project with now pattern.

Used Lycra for the lining and a fold over stretch tulle fabric filled with sparkley small pom poms. The lining was gathered and sewn under a sequin elastic wide band. The folder over raw edges od the tulle were stitched on the side, then the waistline gathered and stitched with a zig zag over the front of the elastic band.

Linen and Silk Blue Ruffles

March 11, 2016



The Burda Style Ruffled dress, same as the pink silk one.

This done I used linen and silk organza for the ruffles, a serger roller hem and cross stitched embroidery with the variegated thread.

Little Blue Dress

March 11, 2016


I do not recall the pattern number, but it is Burda, I will look it up.

The fabric is a thin cotton from Ikea, leftovers from the tent project.

The flounces are silk and mommy has a dress with the same ruffles in blue that I hope to post soon.

I’ve added a few lines of embroidery using the build in designs on the HE120 in a variegated thread and flat buttons in the back.

I have sewn this at the end of last summer, and now it is a perfect fit, not for long as she grows so fast. Time to get started again on another one 😉