Saturday, May 30, 2009

Nintendo DS tote

We're visiting our nieces/nephews and Aubree got a Hello Kitty sewing machine for Christmas and wanted to sew something. So I helped her make a little tote to hold her Nintendo DS. She did a great job. We scrimped from the scraps lying around and had enough to fully line her new little tote, and add the bird applique. Great job Aubree.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

First Backpack Sold!

I'm so excited that this little bluebird is going to Franny, my friend Katherine's daughter. This little bluebird was the first backpack I made and I've grown attached to him, so I was happy to know where he was going. I hope she likes it!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Steph skirt 2 of 4

My cousin, Stephanie is an awesome artist. I commissioned a painting from her, and we're trading. I'm making her some skirts and she's painting. I definitely owe her more than skirts for her art work, but for now she'll only accept the skirts so we'll see how I can get even.

These photos stink...I know.
The first skirt was for the wedding. For the rest she had fabric picked out and told me I could do what I wanted. So here is the first one. Pencil skirt with pockets and pleats under them. There's six panels, I hoped this would make the skirt even more flattering on her petite body. I love skirts/ dresses with pockets, so hopefully Steph likes it. I used Butterick 5249 pattern for it.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Pencil Skirt

I just finished a skirt for my cousin, Stephanie. It's a high waisted pencil skirt for her to wear to our other cousin's wedding this week. I liked the fabric she chose.

I started a little etsy shop

This little shop has handmade things for kids. Mainly tag books, mobiles, and animal backpacks. I'm thinking of selling the patterns for the backpacks if there is enough interest. They are all completely original designs. One night my little sister, Lynette, were in creative mode and came up with all these great ideas and I'm finally getting them sewn and out there hoping someone will like them. I have a lot of other backpacks designed, I just need to make them if these do OK...I'm really excited to make the fox.
So if you know a cute little guy or girl that could use a fun backpack to carry their books, toys or treats around, maybe tell their mom about Primo Bambino! I'd appreciate it!

Little Girls:

Little Dudes:

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mobile Mania

for Ashley

Monday, May 4, 2009

Button-up Shirt Trick I Wish I'd Started Doing Years Ago

I don't have that large of a chest, but I hate when a button-up blouse fits great everywhere, but across the chest, it doesn't quite accommodate enough, and the buttons hold it together, but the fabric gaps.
Now I'm not talking the shirt is too small and the buttons are holding on for dear life, but those tops where a larger size would be too big, and you just have slight gaps across the peak of the chest.

To solve this, just top stitch about 3 inches where the problem area lies. You will have to put the shirt on over your head from now on, but that is no big deal to me now that I don't have potential gaps of cleavage to worry about.

Maybe this is obvious and not that great of a tip, but I wish I'd been sewing my button-up tops long ago for this reason. I used to buy the bigger size then alter the side seams to take it in for the bottom half, much more work that wasn't necessary.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Mobile #2

Just like the mobile below, except opposite colors, green exterior, skyblue interior.


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