Thursday, September 15, 2011

I took a little time out this week to complete (I'm using the word complete loosely) the Project Runway challenge.  The contestants worked in teams of 5 (we were on our own) and were to design three fabrics and five outfits, one outfit from each designer on the team.  We only had to make one outfit, but were encouraged to sketch the other outfits.  I was lucky to accomplish the little that I did.

Here's my fabric.  Apparently, the contestants were only able to use grey scale, as their printer must not have had color capabilities.  I stuck with the grey scale although many of the mini designers used color in their fabrics.  It was also to depict a city theme in some way.  I chose a clip art of a city scape, reduced it several times, then cut and pasted it multiple times until I filled up the letter sized fabric sheet.  It was then just printed through my ink jet. 

Here's the completed outfit.  Simple, simple, simple, but I think that it still addresses the challenge fairly well.  You could easily make a coordinating line with slacks, a jacket, longer skirt, different tops, etc., using the same city fabric and turquoise accent color. 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan
that can succeed against the LORD.

The horse is made ready for the day of battle,
but victory rests with the LORD.

Proverbs 21:30-31

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Please check out this link for specifics for donating quilts to the victims of the Texas wildfires. 

And if you can't donate a quilt, United Notions
 is asking for pillowcases. 

Calling all Quilters: "Here in on County Texas we have had some bad fires like all of Texas. I am asking the sewing community to step up and make at least one pillowcase this week for these victums to try to make a small diffrence. You can mail them to me at Country Living Quilts 1816 CR 427, Marquez, TX 77865 Please post this every where"

Friday, September 2, 2011

No Project Runway design for you this week.  Sorry.  I just ran out of time and it had to be put on the bottom of the "to do" list.  Hopefully I'll have time to tackle next week's challenge, which looks like a fun one.

This is the free fabric piece that I received from Spoonflower.  They offered any of their fabric swatches for free...shipping too, or you could design your own, also free.  I posted about this earlier.  I only found out about it right before the offer was going to expire, so I quickly chose this pattern from thousands and thousands of patterns.  I do love my bots!

This is a great site.  You can make fabric out of photos that you have, drawings that you have made, or just about any other source.  If you can't find the fabric that you want in the it and print it yourselves!  I was very pleased with this sample.  Nice quality.

Next up is my loot from today's shopping spree.  I'm still using my gift certificate from Fabrics and Friends in Roanoke, Indiana.  (Again....thank you for voting for my wall hanging!)    This weekend, everything store-wide is 25% off so I really got my money's worth!  And......I still have some money left.  He-he!

Two jelly rolls, one charm pack, one fat quarter pack (38 FQ's)and a great book!  Yippee!