Tuesday, May 29, 2007

DIY: Skull Skirt

I'm at it again. I'm really not Goth; I just like to combine contrasting fabrics like skulls and paisleys. Then add a touch of funk with a wide rick-rack trim. I like the whole process of surging seams, pressing and the detail in sewing on the trims and binding. This is such a fun project but good fabrics are hard to find in Wichita. I'm feeling the need for a trip to Lawrence, KS for a little Amy Butler fabric...

Monday, May 28, 2007

DIY: Skeleton Skirt

It's been too long since I've set some time aside for sewing so it was really good to pull up a chair and dig in to a project from Sew What! SKIRTS during this long holiday weekend. I found an adorable dancing skeleton fabric at Sarah's Fabrics and glammed it up with brown & white polka dots and brown & pink velvet/lace trim. The book walks you through designing a pattern to your own measurements and I chose the fitted A-line for my first go around. It fits great and now I'm on the lookout for more funky, fun, one-of-a kind fabrics.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Sprinkles Teddy Bear

What a cutie!! Completed this quick knit project in no time from 2 skeins of King Cole Sprinkles just in time for a baby shower in a couple of weeks.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Feza Bolero

The knitting has been slow lately with out of town work meetings and trying to keep up with my flowerbeds and pots. This one size fits all bolero was a pain to knit in hand-tied novelty yarns, Feza Alp Premier. It's a simple 59" rectangle (seamed up the arms) perfect for cool evenings over a tank or tube top.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Thunder on the Smoky Motorcycle Rally

We finally got our bikes out for the riding season and headed up to Marquette, Kansas for the rally and home of the Kansas Motorcycle Museum. The two day rally stretched for about 3 blocks with leather vendors, dyno runs and my favorite, roasted corn. It was a windy day but it sure was good to get back on the slab with the wind in my face.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Flew the Coup

I quickly snapped this picture in the morning before all the baby finches flew the coup. They left behind quite a mess but watching mother care and feed them from my kitchen window has been very entertaining.