Thursday, September 2, 2010

Busy..Busy..Busy!!

Hello friends...thanks for coming back to visit. Today after my daily walk, I spent the rest of the day tucked into my studio. I was trying to decide what to work on...play with remnants, sew up some fleece or maybe try my hand at cotton knits. I could not decide, so I played with all of it!
Here are the fruits of my labor...
 I love hunting through all my many designer remnant pieces. I especially love the rich texture these home decor fabrics have that you can't really get with regular dress cottons.
Often when I buy remnants, I will find the same pattern in multiple color combos. If you notice the interior is the same as the exterior..just different base color. Makes for very nice pairing. I think I will sew up a lot of these for my Holiday Home Show this Fall in New York.
 I have so much fun playing with polar fleece. It is so very soft and very easy to sew with.
 I was trying to think of new , outside the box, ways to embellish my fingerless gloves. I really want to appeal to the younger crowd. I played around and sewed small zippers onto a pair and I love it! So funky and youthful. Unexpected!
 Tiffany blue is always a popular color to sell. These fleece cowls are fabulously toasty and comfortable.
 I love the soft color blocked pattern of this fleece. I made a matching rosette for the hat.
 Of course Animal prints are all the rage. Black, White and Pink...so Parisian!
 Fleece is stretchy, soft and so practical for the cold weather.
Very Psychedelic and Woodstockish. Of course I would not know about Woodstock...I was only a tiny baby....... :-)
 I have not sewn with knits before..they always scared me a little. Anything that was stretchy was a little scary to me. Fear of the unknown I guess. Well happy to say I conquered that fear also.
I found this pattern on the internet. It was a VideoJug video with British sewing maven Zoe Edwards. So cute.

These little Infant caps were a breeze to sew up. I will definitely be getting creative with these. I have a new baby grand nephew who will look so cute in a blue one.
So friends, that's what I did today...how about you. Working on anything fun or new?
Until next time...be kind and stay creative and have a great Labor Day weekend!

17 comments:

Audrey said...

You did all that in one day? Wow! LOVE the zipper - nice touch!

Kathleen Grace said...

Wow Janet, I can't believe how productive you are. I really love the soft color blocked fleece and the adorable baby hats!

Wanda..... said...

Janet, you are one very productive, creative lady.

Biba said...

Everything you made is really pretty but I absolutely adore the clutch. It's gorgeous!!!

Aprons and More said...

Keep up the good work!!

Katy :)

Marie said...

OMG! Such a cute group of things. I can't decide which I love more. Great work.

Mumsy said...

Very nice, the little hats are adorable. Hugs

~mel said...

Oh my gosh those are cute! Every last one of them. I really love the little rosette decoration. LOVE THEM!! Thanks for sharing your talent.

Tweed Delights said...

So creative as always Janet! I'm working on my little one's birthday party, after that who knows!! 'See' you soon :) x

T @ Poppy Place said...

You have been busy :)

I am so wanting to get to my sewing machine and be creative but there seems to be a few things in the way.

Thanks for stopping by, love seeing your beautiful work.

Have a lovely weekend, T. :)

Jennifer Juniper said...

Holy smokes! You've been busy! The zipper is cute :)

Maison Conti said...

Too cute for words! You are amazingly clever Janet. I would love to have so many creative ideas and so many scraps of fabric!

Julia said...

Janet this is adorable stuff! I like both the kiddie hats and the glovies. You have a skill to be admired.

Sue said...

Janet, I love the baby hats! My god-child/niece is expecting her first baby boy at the end of the year. I would love to gift her with one of these. Are you selling them on your Etsy? I didn't see any. Please let me know!
~ Sue

Annette said...

Wow Janet!! When you say you've been busy, you're not kidding! The clutches are so pretty and feminine, the gloves are fun and funky and the hats are adorable!

Thanks for the inspiring comment on my blog today! :)

MySweetBabyCakesBowtique said...

OMG, I love those gloves, so pretty and soft!!

Travelbugmom said...

Just such beautiful work! Love it all. Will have to make lists for gift buying.