Saturday, June 30, 2012

Back into the appliques

Hello All!
I am excited to say that I am now able to applique again! When we switched computers (pc to apple), my sewing machine was left in the dust! I was unable to connect the two together anymore. I let it go for a few months and then started trying to figure out what to do about it. After some help from the nice people on the Janome forum, I was able to use a reader/writer and a special card to get designs from my computer to my sewing machine. It took a while to figure it all out but I finally got it to work! Yaa! I am back in business. This picture is from the first app I was able to do since Feb!

And just in time too. I wanted to make special cruise outfits for two adorable children who were going on a Disney cruise. I used a pattern (not that great of a pdf so I am not linking to the pattern) from a different designer for the girl's ruffle top. I was able to get through it but I am worried it came out bigger than I wanted. I also made some board shorts and capris from Scientific Seamstress Easy Fits for the both tops. I appliqued the tee and the bodice of the top. I LOVE the fabric. Its Riley Blake "Stars and Strips". I think that's what it's called. So here's what I did:

 In case it was a little big, I made three sets of buttons!

I also made a few apps for my friend who is going to use them to make a pillows for their  Disney Cruise.  I was really on a roll, huh...

Lets see what else have I been up to??? Oh I know, I have gotten a little bit farther on my quilt top...still have to do a special border for it but here it is so far....

Its certainly going to be bright and cheerful if nothing else! hahahaha.

And I made a skirt too....which I will show you in my next post! I think we are going to do another blog tour soon so I will save it for that. I will leave you with some shots of fabric I have ordered recently! I am considering making some customs and things so I have been ordering up a storm!!!

So exciting.....what should I make first?????????

Ok everyone, have a great weekend!!! I will sew something and show you all soon. I think some doll clothes are next up in the queue!
God Bless,

1 comment:

  1. FABULOUS! I'm so glad you can use your machine again!
    And that fabric... SWOON! I can't wait to see what it all becomes!