Thursday, July 30, 2009

Ball for Baby Jack

I recently made this little soft ball with ribbon tags for my sweet little nephew Jack. I used this pattern with canvas and repurposed denim. It was a quick project. My 5 year old said, "It's like it's old - but it's new." That's exactly what I like about it...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


I am busy finishing several gift projects that are all going well, and I hope to post photos of them soon. We are also just busy with summer - visiting friends and family, swimming, playing, trying to relax a bit.

I have been playing around more and more with the freehand machine stitches. Such a soothing activity when it is going well. The small piece above is about 4" wide. Not sure about the black thread, maybe too contrasty - but excited that it looks almost like a drawing. Funny that a scribble from a sewing machine can look so much like my scribbles from a pencil when guided by the same hand. Maybe graphite colored thread next time...