Matt was out of town last night, so as usual I stayed up way too late working on a few projects:
Itty Bitty Little Longies!
I actually started these when Matt was still in town. I have no clue who they will end up belonging to. I wanted to try a new longies pattern, and all I had was girlie wool. I'm on hold now, because I need a new knitting needle to start on the legs. I might drive to Bloomington tomorrow for the needle, since I can't find it closer to home. I'm really itching to finish these!!
The left picture is a table runner that I sort of dreamed up. I haven't finished it, but it will include trapunto work for the wasabi and some raw edge embellishing for the ginger! I created the sushi rolls buy starting with a 3" square. I then chopped one edge a bit crooked and took a bit off of each corner. To add the rice, I simply sewed 1.5" strips starting at one straight edge and working my way around. The seaweed wrap was cut to 1", but I turned the raw edges under so that about 3/8" are exposed. I appliqued the rolls down onto white fabric - machine applique with the edges turned under gives a nice 3-D effect. It's not really obvious in the picture, but I curved the edges of the table runner, much like the sushi plates in restaurants.
The right photo shows raw edge applique onto a cloth napkin. I made 4 napkins to coordinate with the table runner. Before I appliqued the squares down, I frayed the edges on all 4 side.
Hopefully I'll have this done in the next night or two, and it will be for sale at this event. Stop on by!
Play make up! I don't wear a lot of make up, but I do try to wear a little bit every day. Addy loves to do exactly as I do, so usually I give her a little compact with some old powder in it. Buying toy make up wouldn't work-it's gotta look real! Then I found these really cute instructions for using old nailpolish and old makeup containers to make pretend make up. I made these after Addy went to bed, so I'll have to report back later with her reaction. I even dug out a little cosmetic bag for her!
And this is what's coming up next. A few years ago I made this bag. I love the fabrics that I choose, but the bag wasn't designed as well as I would have liked. I'm going to take the elements that I liked from that pattern, and (hopefully) create a bag that I think is more convenient to use. If all goes well, it will be at the sale!