Monday, October 25, 2010

Operation Christmas Child

This week I'm working on putting together some children's shorts from McCall's Stitch and Save 5216.  It a pajama pattern, easily adapted to shorts by cutting off the length.  I'm making four pairs, two in a purple print for girls and two from the blue print for boys.  I don't know the recipient of these shorts, as they will be included in packages that we are putting together for the the relief organization Samaritan's Purse.   As part of their Operation Christmas Child campaign our family is packing four shoe boxes.   Shoe box destinations vary from year to year, and shoe box collection week is coming up in mid November.  Check out Samaritan's Purse  or Samaritan's Purse Canada for more information on how you can particpate in this project.


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fantastic Bloggers

I spent alot of time this month reading all the fantastic blogs out there.   Some blogs of note that I wanted to highlight are as follows: A great inspiration, especially since many of her creations are self drafted.  This week she posted a tutorial on how to take a basic t-shirt pattern and convert it to a cowl neck pattern.  You can find the tutorial here. took advantage of the Leleka free patterns download that I blogged about last month and there are some examples of her creations on her blog.  Leleka top and Skirt

At the blog, Patterns, Scissors, Cloth you can find step by step tutorials Here's an example; tricks of the trade.  A great step by step tutorials with photos taken throughout the process.
Carolyn took her creativity one step further and shows us six different ways of wearing her self stitched creation.  She certainly made me stop and begin to "think out of the box" when she took a top she created a while back and blended it with existing wardrobe pieces to create six signature outfits.   Great job Carolyn, I admire your creativity.

Sue at QuiltSewSue has taken two hobbies sewing and working out at the gym.  Check out her post where she shows off her great new skort from a Jalie Pattern 2796

Being a pattern junkie myself, I really enjoy the commentaries on   I get flooded with memories of learning to sew whenever she posts patterns from the 70's

To all you sewing boggers out there, keep on sewing and keep on sharing

Monday, October 4, 2010

I'm still here...

It's been a couple of weeks since I last posted and I wanted to let you know that I'm still out here.  With fall upon us in Canada, I spent the past few weekends out in the mountains enjoying the last few weeks of hiking season  .I have a few sewing projects in the queue that I hope to show you soon.  In the meantime, enjoy these photos of the Canadian Rockies.