Sunday, June 22, 2008

Contest & Gifts

Summer seems to be quite busy.  I should be studying for my MCATs but there are so many birthdays, and I just LoVE making stuff.  I also entered the beginner contest on  I made McCalls 5430 for my entry.  Here's a picture of it...


This was also the first time I made buttonholes. The buttons are slightly different colors. =P  Here's a closeup:

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The review for this skirt can be found here.  

The last week I've been making a few gifts.  I made some tile coasters, a hat, and a backpack.  The hat is from "Simple Sewing with a French Twist" by Celine Depuy.  The book is a great inspiration book, but the instructions aren't totally clear.  I still love it though!  The drawstring backpack was something I just made up along the way.  Here the pictures respectively.

Brett's Coasters.JPGJaz Apple Bag I.JPGHalmuhnee Hat I.JPG

Coming soon, more birthday cards, baby booties for a co-worker, and more gifts!  Next month, I'll be making the InStitches apron with Amy Butler Midwest Modern fabric.  The fabric is gorgeous and I can't wait to use it!