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Searching For My Sewing Mojo


Still working on re-finding my creative confidence. I'm just second and third guessing every single decision. I don't trust my fabric or color or pattern choices right now. So, I'm relying on decisions I made before I fell apart crafty-wise.

I grabbed an already chosen stack of fabric and made a much-needed new dress for Anna. This kid just needs to stop growing up.


Yet another Geranium. Why not stick with a good thing? Size 8 with two inches of length added to the bodice and six inches added to the skirt. I should have made a size 6 with added length. She's just so tall and slender. But, she also looks adorable in absolutely anything so the extra width isn't really a  problem. I went so far as to make her a matching bracelet and buy her matching shoes because that's just the sort of thing she loves right now.


The bodice is actually a metallic print- another thing that makes her little nine-year-old heart happy. The blue with her blue eyes makes my mama heart happy.


Fancy buttons to make her feel like a princess. I made actual real buttonholes on this one instead of buttons with snaps underneath like usual.


Sorry, the only full length shots I got had a serious lens flare problem. But, you can kind of tell how long the dress is. And maybe even make out her brand new metallic silver shoes.

I also worked on a little something else yesterday.


It's amazing how quick you can just throw together a quilt top.Well, it certainly can feel quick when you start with a entire stack of finished blocks. In reality I started the blocks in August 2013. Then in December 2013, I had a project crisis and onto the shelf of shame they went. I like to imagine that I put things there while I'm waiting for the perfect bit of inspiration. In reality, they're sitting there until I get overwhelmed by the guilt and chaos of all my abandoned projects. Then I list them all and pick something with the least amount of needed work to start with. That's what happened this weekend. 13 quilts on my WIP list, I am sad to say. This one just needed a decision. So, I made it. I didn't want to make any more blocks, so sashing it was. I had solid grey on hand but nothing else really so there was no waffling about what color to use. I pulled out my favorite blocks to save for another quilt. I threw away a few of my least favorite blocks. One Sunday of cutting, sewing and pressing later- I had a finished twin sized quilt top. Sure, it's not my favorite quilt ever. I'll probably end of up giving it away when it's done. But, it's off the shelf of shame and one step closer to being done.

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