Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sweet tweet

Last night, I made a cute and easy birdie applique to match the pants I blogged about here. Of course, it couldn't be easy peasy, right? Nope. My machine wigged out on me and I took it apart and then? Then I wigged out because I couldn't get it back together. I called it a night and figured I'd take it in in the morning and get a tune up while I was at it.  This morning, I had a renewed faith. I remembered that my fearless friend Sheila fixed her dryer recently. If she could do that? Then hells yeah...imma do this! And after some trial and error (and having to rip out all the stitches after having the tension wrong), I did it.
Birdie accomplished.
And yes - she's meant to look messy like this :)

I am working on some scrap, trying to get the satin stitch down pat (that's what its called, if I am remembering). Then I want a new machine, baby.
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Boden also has some super cute appliqued stuff that I am going to attempt to replicate for my girlie for this summer. Like these:





Now I need a silhouette so I can make my boys some rockin' shirts!!!

3 comments:

Eisley Rae Clothing said...

Cute! Love those scraps too! I really love Boden and replicating their stuff is a great idea! Can't wait to see what you do.

Sheila said...

Very cute! My sewing machine is on the fritz lately, and I've been scared to take it apart. Maybe I need to rethink that so I can try to do some of these wonderfully cute things like you.

Stacey said...

Hey, Brad just got me a Silhouette for our anniversary. So give me some ideas of some of the cool shirts you want to do. Please?