Blue Boutis

For Christmas gift exchange I had made white on white Boutis sachets. Barely finishing  six sachets, there had been no time for the washing step before sewing the sachets into the little pillow. The washing step is to tighten the batiste fabric, closing up the holes made during the stuffing/cording stage. The washing also removes… Continue reading Blue Boutis


Make do and Mend

I missed you last week.  Between moving a parent in with us, teaching a safety class and being sick-sick-sick I didn't get much done in RL or on this blog. I did do some things though: WOW!  looking back at pics snapped while working, I was surprised that so much had gotten finished. I honestly… Continue reading Make do and Mend


Workbasket – WIP’s, UFO’s & PHD’s

Recently I have been able to post finished projects.  This is not a true reflection of my reality.  In the real world, my workbasket is full of WIP's (works in progress), UFO's (unfinished objects) and PHD's (projects half done). If they aren't in the workbasket, then they are hidden in the sewing room, allowing for… Continue reading Workbasket – WIP’s, UFO’s & PHD’s


Not Amused…

Pixie wanted to point out that she noticed I was using my "dog-petters" in an inappropriate fashion.  Diving through the cable knitting needles, she promptly laid down and gave me "the eyes". When I tried to talk her into standing up so I could get the cable/knitting out from under/around her body, She turned away… Continue reading Not Amused…

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Workbasket – Flannel NightGown

For this project I used a modern commercial tissue pattern.  After cutting out all the pieces, I set to transferring the pattern markings onto the fabric.  This is the first time I have tried to use tailor tacks.  I had varying degrees of success. For these tucks, not so much. I ended up using blue… Continue reading Workbasket – Flannel NightGown