Friday, January 28, 2011

One Thing Leads To Another

After reading the title to this post, do you have that 80's song by The Fixx running through your head? If you didn't... you might now that I mentioned it - ha!

So anyways, I was thinking today, how sometimes "one thing really does lead to another".
Take for instance custom orders.
Right before Christmas, I was commissioned to create a couple button bracelets.
At that time, I was so busy with scarf orders that I had to put off the job until after the holidays.

Since I couldn't get right to the bracelets and because my stash of "really good" vintage buttons had dwindled, I suggested to my client that she gather up an assortment of her own personal buttons to use. In the meantime while she was on a button search, she became curious about my scarves, and that lead to this custom one for her.

Which in turn, turned into more scarf orders from her.
One thing truly does, lead to another.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Embellished Baby Onesie's

Today, I embellished a few onesies for a baby shower gift.

I don't know about you, but I have lots of fabric scraps always ready to be used in a project - and this project was perfect!
Cashmere pieces added such a nice soft texture to a couple of the shirts.

I created a pattern template for each image.
Cut out the image on fabric, and used fusible web to attach it to the shirt.
(I love fusible web because it helps keep the applique in place while topstitching).

This fun and simple project added some cuteness to an otherwise not so exciting set of onesie's.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Today Is National Pie Day

I couldn't let "National Pie Day" pass without baking a pie.
Pies are definitely one of my most favorite confections to bake, and my family's most favorite to eat!
Hopefully, you will get to celebrate by enjoying a piece of pie today too.