Friday, August 31, 2012

A new shirt

This is a shirt for my granddaughter. She started sewing on it and then our time ran out, so I took it home and finished it. It is in the mail to her today. Her eyes really popped when she saw the cup cakes. I think she will be in when she wears it to school next week. Hopefully next time we are together there will be time for her to complete a clothes item. She learned all the skills in our last time together. Isn't it great for us to be able to pass on to the younger generation. I can remember a aunt that taught me how to embroider when I was five years old.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Creative Kids

 My husband and I went up to spend a week with my grandchildren in Santa Cruz. They live on a wonderful ranch where their Dad works. My grandson is eight and my granddaughter is ten. Both of their parents work, so we went up to help out. We called it kid week. I taught them how to sew, knit and cook. Every day the children made their own lunches and we took off to a interesting place to eat. It often had trees to climb or a beach to find many rocks or a creek to walk in. We drove down to the apple orchard and picked apples and made apple crisp with the recipe my granddaughter found on the internet. We had dinner ready for their parents when they got home. What a fun time we all had.
Here are their placemats that they made.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

More Samples

 This is a sample from Karen Sistek's class. Two of us that had attended her class got together the other day and it was surprising how it took two of us to remember how to do the technique without the teacher there.
 This was a wax batik done in Sissi Siska's class.
I always like to save everything, so I dyed the pieces that were left over with the left over dye. It will come in handy on future garment. I also hope to put together a garment using the samples one of these days.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Sissi Siska's Class

 These two were samples of batiking.
This one was with a resist applied to the silk and then painted with dye and a sharpie pen.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Vintage Tea for Two Apron

 Using McCall's Pattern 6366 I put together a cute little apron with vintage fabric and buttons from a estate sale.

I just put it on my esty shop.

Saturday, August 4, 2012


In the class with Karen at the SPIN Conference we were shown how to mount a piece of silk on a canvas. I had done a doddling type flower picture before we went to the class.