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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Spring Flowers

I'm not sure if non-sewers know who Karri Mecca is but she is one of my favorite children's clothes designers. Her designs are always gorgeous and beautifully embellished. She recently came out with a book called Sewing with Whimsy. There was a beautiful dress that I really wanted to make. However, I would have to make approximately 16 flowers from rick rack trim and attach them to a floating trellis hem detail. I could hear my friend Maria asking me what the heck I was thinking but what the heck...I like a sewing challenge. It took many hours to complete but was so worth it. Of course I'll never make another but it was a fun process. Here is the finished dress with a couple of close ups of the flowers. The pictures were taken by my friend Helen. Thanks Helen!

Monday, March 9, 2009

A Finished Machine Applique Project

I made a bag for my daughter with my first finished applique block.


Like I mentioned in an earlier post, this is very addicting. I wanted to do more so I made a block for a friend at work. She has 2 very cute Boxers. I made the block and sent it along with some leftover fabric that she really liked. I'll have to post a picture of whatever it is she comes up with.

The block is still wet...I couldn't wait to take the picture. Very fun.