Saturday, 10 December 2011

Sewing Room: Occupied

Well, once again, much water has passed under the bridge since my last post. I have a lot to say, but I'll break it up into a few posts so as not to bore you to much. I came across the Occupy your Sewing Room challenge at Sew Much 2 Luv a week ago, and as I was planning to sew this week anyway, I decided to join in! There are awesome prizes to be won when you link up your projects. So here are some of the things I did this week:

This quilt is basted with backing. It just needs to be quilted and bound. This was a quilt kit I picked up at Quiltworks Studio in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan. It's the owl line by AdornIt.  Super cute and fun!
It will probably be a baby gift next spring.

I also need to sew Christmas dresses for my ten year old. It's been awhile and she's in a huge growing stage so I decided to quick sew a few patterns with not so important fabric before I just go ahead and cut into our Christmas fabric so here's one of the dresses:

She wore this one to school the next day! She loves the little yo-yo button accent. Very quick and easy pattern. Need to cut the next one a little bigger under the arms. I cut out two more. My MIL took one and sewed it together, but we don't have it back yet. The other one is still laying in pieces by my sewing machine. So, next Friday evening is our school Christmas program. Gotta get the real dress done!

I also sandwiched and finished a quilt for my significant other but it's to be a gift so that picture will have to wait. Thank you for visiting my blog. It really added an enjoyable dimension to my sewing this week to know that I was doing this Occupy challenge. Merry Christmas to you and yours!


  1. Great job! So glad you joined us!

  2. Lovely projects! It does feel good to have accomplished a couple of things.

  3. Nice finish on the dress! ...and I have found it's always nice to have a small quilt in the closet awaiting gifting. Yours when finished will make a nice gift.

  4. Love your little quilt and dress! It was fun to get into the sewing room MORE this week --- thanks to Barb!
    Enjoy your day!

  5. Good for you in Occupying! Lovely work and thank you for sharing.

  6. I just love your little quilt. It's so cute. And the dress!!! I bow down to you. I just finished a complete Chef outfit for my son, and what I learned is that I am NOT a garment sewer. All thought button holes and buttons. Yikes. I don't know why you can't just staple the openings shut! hehehe

  7. What a sweet little dress! We are having a little girl this spring and I am so looking forward to sewing for her!

  8. Nice projects. Love the yoyo accent - I'm making some to put around the neckline of a sweatshirt, now I think I'll add buttons. Thanks for the inspiration.


  9. Hello Lisa,

    Your daughter's outfit is great. So glad you got lots done for the sewing week.
    Happy days.

  10. Good work. I like little patch quilts.

  11. Nice little quilt - I like the way the corners cut into the border. Very cute dress! I'm with your DD, the little yoyo makes all the difference!

  12. Oh my gosh Lisa, you are soooo talented!! I love your quilt and your daughter's dress is adorable!!

    Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!!


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