Sunday, July 29, 2012

Demo and shop samples

The boss is super busy right now, so demo #2 is mine. Another market find. (Did I mention that I love little stuff?) These are called Clam Shell Accessory Case. The little kit contains plastic forms for making the cases. They are easy to make but take a bit of time. Basically you cut batting and fabric about 1/2 inch larger than the form, do a large running stitch, then put the form with the batt glued to it onto the fabric and draw up the edges. Sew the lining to the outer fabric. then sew the three pieces together. There are small ,medium, and large sizes.

This one I beaded and stitched so the flowers would pop a bit. The Clover project sheet also shows some made with needle punch, some cross stitch, and some fun fabrics.

When this panel came into the shop I wanted to do something with it. I made this cute little Halloween pillow.

I also made this little table topper for the shop. Wish that I had time to make something with every fabric that comes in. LOL

Happy stitching

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Long time no see

I can not believe it has been just over a month since my last post. Not sure what I have been doing, but there you go.
Once we got back from market it was time to start summer demos. Last summer we did free demos every other Wednesday. Our customers seem to really like them and we packed the shop. I offered to do the first demo since I knew the boss was really busy.  And I was really excited to do a couple of things we saw at Market.
At the big Clover booth they had an awesome display of Kanzashi flowers. I was in love. ( you know how I am). As soon as we got home P ordered them so that I could make some. I made some flowers.

I made some pony tail holders, a headband, and a hair comb.

I embellished a T-Shirt.

I also made a Fascinator.

They were lots of fun to make. I plan to make more for embellishments.

I also made this bag for the shop in some fun summer colors. The bag is The Trixie Bag. I taught a class on the bag at the end of June. It is always fun to see how projects come out in other fabrics.

More later. Still haave two demos to tell you about. And a class that I took.
Keep stitching.