I only had about 9"square of this lovely fabric and wanted to try my hand at these two variations of pincushions. I have several others but since making these a few months back they are all I want to use. I just love those bright, vibrant colors together. I leave the second spool holder connected to the top back right corner of my sewing machine and simply place the spool holder on it. It is so convenient to remove pins as I sew and stab them right in there.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Of course he wanted a little Harry Potter for this years birthday! The banner is old book pages, Volume 5, with brown paper backing and painted letters to spell out his name. I strung the whole thing up on some long heavy cording and hung it from the beam in the center of the room. His gifts were then wrapped in the remainder of the book pages.
This sweet little face (son #2) and his sib's all dressed up in costumes I made between last Halloween and this week as Harry Potter characters to go to the midnight premiere of the last movie! they loved it. I also made/supervised making the wands. This shirt was actually two different boys tees. One long sleeved, yellow, and the other short sleeved red. I removed both shirts' sleeves and attached the yellow to the body of the red shirt. Then I used yellow bias tape to make the stripes and printed out on muslin the Griffyndor crest. I backed that with some heatnbond and just ironed it to the shirt. Afterwards I ran an applique stitch around to secure it.