Friday, November 16, 2007

Some sewing!

The couple of hours I had in the sewing room was well worth it yesterday afternoon.

I made baby Clancy a muslin wrap for the summer. He may have only had it hemmed until he gave me gorgeous 8 week old smiles and coos at Bible Study on Tuesday....then he got a gingham edge.

Here is Baby born modelling it......

Also got the dress finished, this is another enthusiastic model as I matched up the ribbon. More great near freebie fabric, has some stretch in it or would have been good for quilts, especially as I have over 6 metres! I used my favourite shirring elastic technique, probably should have used masking tape for a sewing line guide but it is just for home. I think I may make me one of these as well for the summer, good over bathers.

Here is another model who didn't even realise she was inspiring me. Loved her jumper,

I am sure that there is an official hounds tooth check block out there, but I made my own, getting this far took less than half an hour, so I wasn't really getting distracted...not really!

And here is one for Chookyblue, a big thank you...and chook photo, for helping me on the phone last night with my uploading problem, worked like a charm this morning...and I just got that little envelope from you-I think I need to go and make a bag now!

Mother was ready to take on all comers, babies are looking much better than a week or two ago when they were almost drowned. I wonder how she will feel when those baby ducks take off in the water...will she ever twig?

Kids home for report writing today. We clipped and washed Archie-he held onto that piece of raisin toast throughout the entire one hour ordeal! Look at those eyes!

Still 2 days to give the 200th photo a caption, and I have heard from Dawn-Marie and am all sorted, thanks.

14 comments:

Chookyblue said...

next post a bag.........with a magnetic clip of course don't forget to reinforce it and only just pierce the material to get the points thru......
.....thanks for the chooky pic they have grown heaps since they were drenched....
..........it was a pleasure to assist you on the phone last night and the extra chit chat was great.....rememnber I am only a phone call away if you have probs......

Chookyblue said...

oh and great sewing pics........

chook said...

love the dress you have made I might need to make one for my DD looks good for christmas time
hugs Beth

Nadine said...

WOW, Tracey ! You are so much talented a cloths sewing ! And I just LOVE the way you interpreted the jumper design as a quilt block, soooo clever !

LOVE, LOVE your bright nine patch top, as well as your friend's Amish table runner.

Keep doing, you're on a roll my friend !

Hugs & smiles to you...
NADINE
(thanks for your kind comment on my Blog)

Sweet P said...

The summer dress is adorable. I see I'm not the only one who gets inspired from clothing. Your houndstooth blocks are great.

The Calico Cat said...

There is an "official" hounds tooth quilt block pattern, but what you are doing fits that particular hounds tooth much better.

(my official pattern -it came from a book- used a a light & a dark stripe, the you cut it on an angle... I placed a piece of tape at that nagle on my ruler. Created bias-y edged blocks, but the ofer all effect worked great.)

Doodlebug Gail said...

What a nice dress for your DD - I had one of those when I was that age ..... never sewn with the shirring elastic tough.

Cute little ducks!

Libby said...

I used to have dresses like that . . . back in the day *s* Perfect for summer play.

Ruth's Place said...

Love the hounds tooth block! The picture of the chicken with her brood is priceless.

Susan said...

What a cute little dress. You are just multi-talented! That hounds tooth you made looks really cool. I'm imagining that in a whole quilt - maybe a little bigger blocks. =)

Cascade Lily said...

You have been busy! Love the rainbow shots too.

That houndstooth block design is a cracker - I bet Madonna would laugh if she heard what she's inspired!

atet said...

LOVE that houndstooth block experiment -- it's going to look great! The shirring elastic looks great on that little dress -- I may have to ask about it next summer (here) to make one for my little one!

Dawn-Marie said...

Wow I sure wish I could sew clothes as well as quilts. But I get to impatient.

Dawn-Marie

Carol said...

A dog that likes raisin toast ... oh boy, now I've heard everything!! LOL Your time in the sewing room exhausts me just to read about it!!