Thursday, June 20, 2013

UFO Contest from Pattern Review

July 1st begins the Pattern Review UFO contest.  Un-Finished Objects! I have been waiting for 2 years for this one ~ they didn't have it last year. I don't purposefully leave projects unfinished ~ I think I just get stuck on something, or it gets tedious, or I get tired of it ~ but I do have a pile of them. For the first time I am going to try to win this contest! I have enough projects to finish to get the points, and I am motivated to finish these projects. It runs the full month of July.

UFO (UnFinished Object)

Friday, February 15, 2013

PR Handbag Contest

I completed a purse entry for the Pattern Review contest. You can read my full review Here. And you can see all my photos Here

I went a bit out of my comfort zone by using some leather accents. I had never sewn leather before - but it was quite easy. I do wish I remembered to increase my stitch length on the top stitching - but it is a minor detail and most would never notice it. I think this is only the third bag I have ever made - if you include the messenger bag I did several years ago. I find I quite enjoy making my own - and plan to do many more. Here is my first purse project: Piney Patch Design Purse ~ and the finished review .

Handbag Contest

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

It is SWAP time again. I have been less than successful on my former attempts in past years, but hope rises yet again - and desperation. I have almost no clothes that fit since I have lost a significant amount of weight over the last year or so. So I will once again join the SWAP contest for 2013. All the info can be found on the Artisan's Square discussion board at the Stitcher's Guild website. I have the first skirt cut and ready to begin sewing. All fabric and patterns are here with one exception - the undetermined piece. The deadline is April 30, 2013.

My theme is titled ~ Dark Side of the Moon

The general plan is as follows:

Capsule 1 ~ The Dark Side
Black skirt (in progress) ~ DONE
Black jumper (made, but needs to be refitted)
Blue print top
Tan dot top
Purchased top (have this already) ~ DONE

Capsule 2 ~ The Bright Side
Red print skirt
White top 1
White top 2
One item yet undetermined (perhaps 2)

Bridging Piece
Either a black jacket or cardigan