Zipper Foot

I love my Brother sewing machine. It has treated me very well these last few years. I do not, however, love the zipper foot it came with. It’s so wide and awkward and very hard to use to actually sew a zipper on. It looks like this: . If you suffer from zipper anxiety and you have this same kind of zipper foot, rest assured there is hope. There is a Vertical Needle Zipper foot that looks like this: you can just take off the entire foot attachment on your machine and put this one on. It’s like heaven, I’m sure. I just replaced my giant zipper foot with a vertical needle zipper foot and I’m so super happy. You should be able to find them at your local fabric store. I got mine at The Needle Shop

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Bow Ties, Bow Ties, Bow Ties and Chocolate cake ;)

Today I made a chocolate fudge cake from scratch AND made 2 bow ties.

Flower Tie Heather Ross Fabric “Far Far Away II” for Kokka, Dots Tie Alexander Henry Fabric “Farmdale Crosshatch”

Do men wear bow ties with flowers? Either way, one day I will make some man very happy.

xoxo

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Tea Party

I think I previously mentioned how all my friends are having babies. Some of my friends with babies are luckier than others because I try out making baby stuff for them. Or maybe they are the unlucky one’s. Anyway, I’ve recently fallen in love with Oliver + S. She makes amazing patterns for kiddos. Today, I am tackling the Tea Party Dress. It’s taken me all day despite being only 1 scissor in difficulty. Apparently, I’m not as good as I thought I was 😉 haha. This was my first time working with buttons. I’ve been nervous about trying my button hole foot. But it turns out it was easy peasy. 🙂 Anyway, without further adieu, here it is.

Oliver + S' Tea Party Dress

Fabric used: “Farmdale crosshatch” – Alexander Henry and orange cotton (not sure who made). The pattern and fabric were purchased at The Needle Shop (big surprise there I know).

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Groupon + The Needle Shop = ♥

Today’s groupon is for $15 for $30 worth of supplies! Grap them while you can!

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Dress a Girl around the world

This looks like an excellent opportunity to do something good with your sewing talents. I will be contributing to this charity this year.

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Mommy Mat

The term burp cloth just sounds so icky to me. So instead of calling mine burp cloths I’ve decided to call them Mommy Mats. That way it allows for multi purpose use. I suppose a mommy could use it as a changing mat as well. Anyway, here is my first attempt at a Mommy Mat.

It’s a Dr. Seuss (purchased at The Needle Shop) cotton print on the front and blue fleece on the back (purchased at Hancock Fabrics). I think it looks pretty good for the first try. I will need to remember to trip my seam allowance prior to flipping it right side out next time. I didn’t really follow a pattern for this. I just kind of looked at some burp cloths from stores and what other people have made and just kind of guessed at what to do.

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Where to Start?

Today I plan on having a sewathon. Well, after the grocery store and before the movies, so roughly 5 hrs of sewing. During that time I hope to make headway on a few projects that need finishing up/starting. I have a couple of clutches that need to be finished, basically all that is left is to sew the shell and the lining to each other. I have a lot of fabric already cut to make cute pot holders and oven mitts. And I also have some great fabrics for some new ties that I want to get started. It’s just the where to start that I’m having problems with. Then there’s also the haunting, I just finished my masters in Computer Graphics and Motion Technology and I need to find a job in my field because lets face it the job i currently have is a dead end life suck and I need to work on my demo reel, work. Direction, guidance etc?

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