Have I mentioned that I have a Futie? That's a Singer Futura. It's an okay sewing machine. My friend, Terry The Decorator, for whom I sew, and I went halfsies on it so we could monogram pillows for her customers and friends, etc. I leave it in embroidery mode and do my regular sewing on my much older and sturdier machines. Anyway, I do like to add designs to "stuff."
I'm (very) slowly making progress on Jordan's shirt. Took me days to get the design I wanted to machine embroider downloaded and in the proper format. Partly User Error and partly I think the Futie is overly complex. Too many steps to get from A to B.
But I managed to get the yokes of his western shirt embroidered last night.
The band's logo includes a Bomber plane. Jordan and Rajesh (friends since 6th grade and original band members) decided on a Bomber for no apparent reason. But hey it's rock'n'roll, right?
I've been hand sewing too. How's about this cute little box/bag? The design is from Mai at mairuru! She does incredible handwork. She does ALL of her sewing by hand!! Please check out her blog filled with delightful designs, tutorials and stories. Then go to + + Siesta + +, her etsy shopIt's delightful!
Here's the bottom. I went nuts with embroidery! I think I'll thread some ribbons through the top so that I can close it.
I was gonna make another little Mai inspired bag but it turned into a block for my new niece. Tried a little reverse applique on the "M" for Madison. Gotta make a few more so she'll have a set.
(Sorry my pictures are so yellow.)
I spent most of yesterday and today reading everyone else's blogs. There are a bunch of Give-aways I want to bring to your attention!
women-prenuers galore has an interview with and give-away from Johanna Draper from Joyoustreasure shops. There are more give-aways listed on the left hand side of this page.