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a new old machine

Now 40 years after learning to sew on a machine I am the proud owner of a Singer treadle machine.

 

The new machine is lovely and in dire need of some loving attention.  We have belts on order as hers was in pieces.  The owner’s manual as well as the manual for the attachments was in one of the many over flowing drawers. I have them flattening under some heavy…

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Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on October 29, 2014 at 10:50am — 11 Comments

angel sewing

 

 

Small buntings… mostly boy… with no-sew caps that have coordinating ribbons… http://angeloutfitters.blogspot.com/2012/10/no-sew-hats.html http://www.angeloutfitters.blogspot.com these bunting don’t have a hospital…

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Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on October 21, 2014 at 8:42am — 6 Comments

3 day weekend

Finished the Shamus block using grey button Zombie fabric I got in a set of fat quarters a while back.  His little jacket is from another fat quarter set Beatles Yellow Submarine.  Fairy frost for his ‘sky’ and neato green from a fabric swap last year.  Threw on some buttons and a yellow doily sun.  I think he turned out pretty cute.  His block is 8X10 inches.…

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Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on September 2, 2014 at 7:01am — 9 Comments

peeps quilt

Working on the Peeps Quilt… 2 down, 20 to go! Since each one takes about a week…this will be quite the long term project. 

Finished the Natalia Angel block on August 23rd.  I layered her dress using a textured damask and a cotton with a finished edge.  The pattern didn’t have any hair so I added a few extra lines to it then embroidered a few curls. …

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Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on August 25, 2014 at 8:43am — 8 Comments

sewing for wee babies

 

Baby C handkerchief bonnet (boy) lovely and ready to include in the gift.  This was one of the handkerchiefs I found at the antique store that was a bit discolored and Restore powder brought back to being useable! August 2nd 2014

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Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on August 4, 2014 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

sewing cuteness

Whew completed a few things this weekend! Finished 8 large sized (32 week gestation) BOY sets of Teeny Tears diapers http://teenytears.blogspot.com/ with wee blankets, one cap with a coordinating ribbon and a tiny crocheted bonnet my mom made…

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Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on July 29, 2014 at 5:39am — 4 Comments

a bit of sewing

Completed a few baby gifts that will be going out eventually…

 

Baby Boy C is due in November… I will be adding a handkerchief bonnet then calling this one done!  The quilt is flannel and Minky backed with cute forest creature flannel and machine quilted… flannel bib, burp and receiving blanket set…yes it doesn’t match (sigh), wee caps and a set of washcloths.…

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Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on July 22, 2014 at 5:36am — 5 Comments

been a while, I'm still here

Rather productive long weekend!

Of course forgot to take a good picture of the quilt I finished on Friday… here’s a craptacular one via phone camera.  Dare say it is indeed nice to sleep under a nice new quilt, although weird as it seems Shamus doesn’t seem to like it. …

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Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on June 23, 2014 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

a little everything

10 gifts closer to…

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Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on April 1, 2014 at 6:23am — 6 Comments

4 pair of warm tootsies

I splurged and purchased a new pinking shears, JoAnn Fabrics/Friskers…OK really didn’t splurge too much, I had a 40% off one item coupon…well, then there was the 10 yards of flannel, the ½ yard of super cute (I won’t mention the price, ouch) ready to sew pretty pony sundress fabric, (just needs one seam and Olivia will look fabulous) the nice snap sets for bibs…hmmm…yep that was it…

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Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on March 24, 2014 at 7:04am — 4 Comments

booties baby!

AND my first pair of booties!

Here’s the pattern if anyone else in interested: http://www.purlbee.com/storage/felt_baby_shoes_template.pdf

I made mine out of 2 layers of flannel rather than felt, less itchy.  These were done by hand, took me a few hours…

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Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on March 21, 2014 at 5:48am — 6 Comments

finally sewing again

I’m all ready for the next 2 baby showers as long as we know one’s a girl and the other’s a boy…Sooooo if you invite me…please check on that one little detail so I bring the correct shade of gift. Each set has matching bibs (3), burp cloths (3) receiving blanket (1) and owl/cat…

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Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on March 19, 2014 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

Flannel plus

Found a couple of printed panels at JoAnn Fabrics when I ran there for ribbon…and yes the fabric isn’t really stored by the ribbon…Jaz located them for me…nonetheless…each panel has 2 bibs and 2 burp cloths on them so I bought a boy (monkey) and a girl (paisley Elephants) version…total cuteness! These I think I’ll put away for the next baby born but I also took a few…

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Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on January 28, 2014 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

a few weekend accomplishments

A couple piles of bunting waiting to be ironed and top stitched.  Then, I’ll just wait for a hospital to need them and off they will go to snuggle teeny tiny angels 14+ weeks gestation. http://angeloutfitters.blogspot.com

January 19th 2014

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Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on January 20, 2014 at 9:53am — 1 Comment

tutorial: fabric box with little outer pockets

Cloth box with little outer pockets

how 2 027

Ingredients:

how 2 001

2 coordinating or not so coordinating fabrics (fabric used here are RJR Witchie Poo Spiders Green & Grey)

Iron on fleece (I used Pellon®’s 987F Fusible Fleece)

Rotary cutter, mat and…

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Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on January 2, 2014 at 11:09am — 6 Comments

Very productive 5 day staycation!

Very productive 5 day staycation!

 

Angels sets…whew! I finished all I had cut out and started.  The teeny diapers are via Teeny…

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Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on December 31, 2013 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

holly jolly Christmas

Preemie snap on gowns…too stinking cute! All flannel each lined with cute coordinating fabric.  Pattern found at: http://www.miraclebabies.org.au/miraclebabies/assets/File/PrematureBabyGownPattern.pdf

for some reason the large version prints right…

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Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on December 18, 2013 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

not quite holiday sewing

Angel Buntings for angels too tiny and fragile for clothing.  I made 4 smalls (on the right) and 6 larges (on the left) the pattern for these can be found at Angel Outfitters http://angeloutfitters.blogspot.com/.  I’m patiently waiting for my white stockinette to arrive so I can make the ultra tiny caps to go with…

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Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on December 16, 2013 at 7:45am — 2 Comments

a little sewing

Burp cloths in process.  Half will go to God’s Tiny Angels the other half will go to Wright County here in Minnesota for the teen mommies.  Each will have 2 matching burp cloths in a baggie. December 8th 2013

 

Cheater quilts…

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Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on December 10, 2013 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

good weekend for cutting flannel

 

About 40 + burp cloths ready to sew…figure half will go to God’s Tiny Angels and I hope I can send the other half to Wright County for the young mommies.

I noticed I cut too many girlie ones so cut out another pile of only boy shades……

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Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on November 25, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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