Archive for August, 2010

Aug 15 2010

Doggie Bed

Published by under Dog,Sewing

Spent today making a dog bed for Minnie. Not going to get into the details. But essentially I covered the 5″ x 24.5″ x 39″ piece of foam with a permanent muslin covering. Then I made a cover with a zipper to go over that. The zipper cover is so that I can wash it. […]

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Aug 12 2010

Mitered Corners

Published by under Sewing,Stitch Example

This is a quick tutorial post on how to do mitred corners which I use for the next project I’ll show here. Let’s get started.

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Aug 10 2010

Burda Anda Review

Published by under Sewing

I thought I would take a moment to review the Burda Anda pattern. I posted the review to Pattern Review but I have it below for my faithful readers.

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Aug 09 2010

Pleated Kitchen Curtains

Published by under Sewing

This weekend I finally got around to making curtains for my kitchen window. Since it looks onto the backyard I didn’t really need any that would close. Just wanted something to finish off the look and make it look homey. Did this somewhat freestyle, figuring out how much and what to do along the way. […]

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Aug 08 2010

Earring Holder Tutorial

Published by under Crafts,How To

I’m always losing my earrings. So I wanted a way to keep them nice and neat, but where I could see them all so when I need some, I can just grab and go. Like normal, I didn’t really want to buy anything new if possible. In this case I had to splurge on a […]

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Aug 07 2010

Gold Pillow

Published by under Sewing

My goal recently has been to get through old projects. I’m really making a concerted effort at doing so as well as using existing fabric. It’s taken an extreme amount of willpower not to buy more fabric, but so far I’ve been mostly successful. Today I picked up a project which had been sitting for […]

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Aug 07 2010

Frock by Friday: Anda – Thursday/Friday

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So I finished it today. In fact I ended up doing most of the work today since I spent the rest of the week fixing up the pattern. Read on for more details of how I did it.

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Aug 05 2010

Frock by Friday: Anda – Wednesday

Published by under Miscellaneous

So today I didn’t quite follow the directions since I was still working on my pattern. I started by marking off 1.5″ from each side. Then I had to adjust the armholes. I used my French curve to draw the line from the existing shoulder to where the new armpit is. I did this because […]

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Aug 04 2010

Frock by Friday: Anda – Tuesday

Published by under Miscellaneous

Okay. It’s day two. The only thing to do today is to cut out the pieces. I’ve finally picked out my fabric: The white you see is a cool embroidered edge that I think will add something interesting to the bottom of this otherwise plain and simple dress.

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Aug 03 2010

Shrimp dumplings

Published by under Cooking,Food

One more quick post for tonight. I made shrimp stir fry (ingredients are below although I don’t have a picture of the finished item) and shrimp dumplings, both from Cooks Illustrated recipes. The dumplings are above. I think they look great. They were a bit salty (I’d leave out the salt next time) and crunchy […]

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