Friday, September 12, 2014

Hansel & Gretel Vest

I admit that I was drawn in by the cute use of fabrics on the Hansel & Gretel Vest by Kati Cupcake.

My plan is to make the boy version one day but I couldn't go past this fabric combination for a girl version.

This pattern is an easy and simple sew. I substituted the button holes with snaps and sewed the buttons on top just for looks.

Fabric: Spotlight (no longer in stock) - drill and quilting cotton (ruffle)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Big Dreams Embroidery banners

I think I am love with the machine embroidered banners from Big Dreams Embroidery! I saw them on Facebook and have been smitten every since. They are great for using up pieces of fabric and are made "in the hoop" using the my sewing machine embroidery.

It is hard to show the whole string of bows and hearts but here is a sample. I have made this as a gift. The designs also make great gift tags. For the one I had left over, I just sewed on the name after it was made up, then threaded ribbon through and tied around the gift. I have shaded out the name to allow some surprise for the recipient!