Sunday, December 30, 2012

Dorothy's Fleece Jacket

In my last post, I showed you the purses that I had made my childhood neighbor, Dorothy. I thought it would be fitting to show you the jacket that I made her as well.

Since I knew that she would probably be saddened by the sudden change in her living situation and she would most likely be much chillier since she had moved to Wisconsin, I thought a nice fleece jacket would be a good winter gift. When I saw this paisley print, it spoke to me and what it said was "Dorothy".

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Dorothy's Purses

I recently realized that I couldn't remember ever giving my childhood neighbor Dorothy a gift for either Christmas or her birthday. I may have given her something way back when, but I felt guilty that I have been making things for other people and that I had neglected to make her anything. That being said, I decided to find out what she would like in a handmade, one of a kind purse. After basically being left to my own devices with only the requirement of several pockets and a keychain holder, I went to work searching my sizable fabric stash for some Dorothy-worthy fabric. The following purse is what I came up with.

The large shoulder strap is actually a recycled belt and the smaller white handles are recycled yokes from the hubby's suspenders that he wore at our wedding. I thought the butterfly and floral print screamed Dorothy. She seemed to really enjoy it as well. So much so that one of her only remaining family members commissioned another purse to give to her for Christmas. I just finished it and it will be in the mail today. Here it is.

It came out a little more Barbie than I initially intended but I think she will still enjoy it. It's a sort of french print for the main part of the bag. I found this fabulous bedazzled chiffon remnant and I just had to use it on something, so that is what is on the outer part of the exterior pockets. The interior of the pockets are lined in the same grey canvas material as the handles. The interior of the purse itself is a sort of tweed grey that I thought might help tone down the pink on the exterior. It doesn't have the plethora of pockets on the inside like her first purse but maybe she can take this special occasions like bingo so that she can carry back all of her winnings.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

December Giveaway Winner - Update!!

Originally, the winner of the Sew Mama Sew's December Giveaway Day prize was Karen Linton based on my first random number generation. Unfortunately, I was unable to make contact (either through email or via my blog) with her before the 14th, which was Sew Mama Sew's deadline for sending out the prize, so I had to choose another winner. 

The final winner of the prize is Mary Pichotta!!!

Congratulations Mary, I will be sending you this cute little cow as soon as you can contact me back and let me know where I should send him.

If you read this Karen, please contact me and there may be another framed piece in my collection that I can offer you.

Monday, December 3, 2012

December Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day

It appears that Sew Mama Sew is having another giveaway day and I couldn't help but join in again since I had so much fun during the last giveaway I had in May. This time, I will be giving away this adorable cow jumping over the moon that i stitched on star patterned flannel.

The size of the frame is 8" x 10".

He would make a great addition to a child's room, or anyone's room really.

The giveaway will be from 3 December until 5PM, Pacific time on 7 December. I will pick a winner randomly and will post the winner by 9 December. I will also email the winner to confirm a mailing address where I can send this cute little guy to. I will ship him out by 14 December, so he should get to the lucky winner in time for Christmas. I will also be able to ship internationally.

So how can you get a chance to win this adorable little guy?

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post!

If you would like to check out the other fantastic items that others are giving away, you can find the Sew Mama Sew link here.