Saturday, December 10, 2011

A little bit of this, a little of that

Handmade by Heidi

Last night was my first Friday Night Sew-In. Yay!

I started out my stitchin' evening around 7:00 p.m. with the September pincushion from the Shabby Fabrics Pincushion Club.

pincushion project A
I managed to complete all of the sewing. I was a little bummed that all of the final, finishing steps involved fabric glue. As I had no fabric glue on hand, I was unable to finish it. But, it will be ready to go once I get some glue!

pincushion project B
Next up was the October pincushion. I got the initial piecing done and traced all of the embroidery designs-- so it will be ready to go when I'm ready for some handwork. (This one is gonna be super cute, I think!)

pajamas for Big Bear, all cut and ready to be sewn
Then I moved on to some pajamas for Big Bear for Christmas. I managed to trace the pattern and get all of the pieces cut. At the same time, I also cut out another Christmas gift item (that will have to remain a mystery for now) and even got it all sewn up.

seam ripper
Since I can't share a picture of the completed project just yet, here's a picture of my trusty scalpel-like seam ripper which saw way more than its fair-share of use last night. Sigh... two long stitched and serged (4-thread overlock, no less) seams. For I bit, I was feeling like I was spending more time unsewing than actual sewing. But I did finish (eventually!). That's what I get for sewing so late at night!

It was 1:45 a.m. when I finally closed up the quilt mines. I admit that I wasn't working that entire time (had to stop for some snack-and-stretch breaks!). But it was still a fun and productive evening!


  1. Your abbey bag turned out so cute! I made one a couple of years ago and am wearing it out, I just love it.

  2. My bloggy friend Kim calls it 'reverse sewing'! She makes me laugh! (I call all of my regular bloggers my Bloggy friends! u r one, too!) ANyway, u win the sew in!! I lost! I ended up starting to move stuff so my husband could hang our TV! Oh, that was a whole story! I will get it all down later today!! LOL

  3. He is going to love his pajamas!

  4. You got a fair bit done for an evening. The picushions are looking great. I guess those pyjamas will be a big hit.

  5. Well, that Friday night sew in kept you busy up late. Sorry you had to use the old seam ripper.