Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Mechanics of a Stitch -- Cool Visual!

Ever wonder exactly how a sewing machine makes stitches?

Check out this awesome little visual:  How a Sewing Machine Works, Explained in a GIF.

God bless the internet :o).

Friday, November 8, 2013

Is It Too Early To Talk Christmas?

Do you have big Christmas sewing plans?

Matryoshka Ornament (Christmas 2012)

I've been toying with a few project ideas myself.  I'm thinking perhaps some fleecy robes or blankets and maybe some additions to the resident doll clothing collections.  My sewing motivation right at this moment is not great because my husband has been working a lot of overtime and I tend to hit the couch after the kids go to bed instead of setting up the machine.  But a girl can always dream right?

Felt Mitten Ornaments (Christmas 2011)

We're anticipating a very low key Christmas this year.  We won't be traveling to visit relatives because I'll be about thirty-six weeks pregnant and both sides of our family live almost four hours away.  Instead, I'll be preparing a cozy little Christmas for five.  Delightfully intimate and simple!  We hope.

One thing that is definitely on my to-do list is to get a second wearing out of one set of the flower girl dresses my daughters wore this fall.  We are going to need to spice them up for Christmas Mass with a bit of festive color, don't you think?


Can you guess my plan for the red silk petals?  They may or may not be paired with new red sashes -- depending on if I decide to get off of the couch sometime between now and December 25th ;o).

I can't wait to hear what everyone else has planned for the rest of the year (hint, hint).  I'm ready to be inspired!