Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bunny Bun Cover: Viking Club

I bought a Viking sewing machine at my local Joann's just this past January. The company offers monthly skills classes that if you bought a machine, you can sign up for.

I was fortunate enough to attend the April class this past week. The projects were for basket liners.

Check out my handiwork! The bunny bun cover (typically seen as a hen whose wing you would lift to access the warm rolls inside the basked underneath) is too cute. I was really pleased with how it came out. The wonderful ladies at Viking were very patient. I appreciate all the extra time they gave me and my questions.

I am getting better at using my machine, which is exciting. This weekend, I will be making some baby items for my sister and a co-worker. More on that later!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Baby Blanket - Minor Progress

As promised, here are the two squares I made and had mentioned earlier this month. The green above is my next square. I am having a hard time working out a crochet cable stitch.

Anyone have a pattern they can recommend with great texture for my new niece or nephew?

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Leavin' on a Jet Plane

... on a one week trip to San Fransisco!

See you in a week, friends!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

My First Attempt at Quilting...

I am trying to sew a wallet!

I found a tutorial at That Darn Kat for a project that looked fairly simple.

Altogether, it took me around 5 hours to complete, which I think was pretty good considering it was my first independent (non classroom) sewing project ever. It you are a total beginner, like me, it may not be the easiest tutorial to follow. I got a little tripped up at the section that made the credit card pockets as well as the simple direction to "assemble the pieced top". Lol. I had to make some guesses on that one. Great project, though. I definitely recommend!

It turned out pretty cute-- take a look!