We interrupt our regular scheduled programming to bring you an update from Stitched in Color, my sewing blog. All you crafty readers, come see… come see! You can follow the links to pertinent Stitched in Color blog posts throughout, when it suits your fancy.
Meadowsweet Baby Quilt
Pieced in the early days of spring and finished just last week. The binding gave me trouble again, but I think I found a new method that will stick. This quilt was fun, but not really one of my favorites. Still, I think I learned a lot in the process.
Makeup Rolls for Mama & Etsy
For mother’s day, my mom requested a custom makeup roll, like the one I’d already made for myself. While planning her project, I decided to make 2… one for her and one to sell. Attempt to sell, that is. You see, I desire to use my passion for the modern handmade to raise funds for Compassion International’s Child Survival Fund. I just opened an Etsy store to attempt to sell these makeup rolls with a good chunk of the proceeds going to charity.
Girl’s Natura Birdsong Top
For Easter I stitched up some tops for my two little ones. I love how this one came out, which is from the book Carefree Clothes for Girls.
Um… Aria didn’t like hers. It had too much gray. She was not rude about it, but after it languished in her drawer for awhile, I was on to her. Check out all the gray. Pretty awful, right? (There really is gray, but you’d have to look close to find it.)
Well, she suggested I sell the top, so I listed it in my Etsy store as well. Hopefully it’ll find a good home.
Crewelwork Living Color Pillow
Remember that crewel work I showed you a month ago, when I last posted about my crafting? It’s been completed for weeks, but I was distracted with the projects above. On mother’s day I indulged in a little extra time with my sewing machine stitching up half square triangles in a rainbow of colors. They frame the crewelwork, creating a pillow front. I’ll be finishing this pillow tomorrow.
I hope you enjoyed the update! Until next month….