Fun Fabric Friday : Ring In The New Year!

Mayan style!  I figured that if they predicted the end was coming in 2012 they could be our beginning.  I found this cool site called, Ixchel Textiles that features handmade clothing and accessories from Guatemala.  Come are really intricate and detailed. While other items are simple and sweet. For a different approach to your sewing needs and/or…

Tweaked : Vintage Fabric Sweater Revamp

As you all have probably figured out by now I have a large and ever-growing vintage fabric stash that I often rummage through, but rarely cut up and use.  Actually, I guess lately I have been going for it and using some pieces here and there.  But it has taken some time for me to get here and to…

Embroidered Covered Buttons Tutorial at Craftstylish

This is a FABULOUS new project post by Erika Kern, over at Craftstylish!  I have not been sharing much specifically about embroidery lately, but I have been using it on many of my recent projects. (All photos are from the artist’s post at Craftstylish.com) I am definitely going to incorporate some embroidered buttons into a…

Sewing and Crafts: Kid’s Monogramed Flag

I recently posted about creating a play castle for my son out of an old dishwasher box over here.  One of the finishing touches was to add a little flag for fun and to personalize it.  After thinking through all the possible things to put on this flag I decided a simple monogram would be…

A Dreary Monday

I have been continuing the embroidery attempt #1 since the end of last week.  I have managed to outline a couple of little vintage fabric pieces for an art project with the blanket stitch, a chain stitch, a runnning stitch and then I ended the border with a herringbone stitch.  Although, I have found that…