Sunday, January 23, 2011

Go SK8 or Go Home!

That's right. I said it.
Back in the day, I fancied myself a bit of a Betty (a skate Betty......not to be confused with:

Betty Rubble

or Betty Cooper

who, BTW are both totally awesome. I sew preferred Betty over Veronica, but I digress.......

Back to being a Betty.......I managed to hold on to the memories, but the hubby still holds on to the style. I seem to think he will be a skater deep down for life, and that's all good with me ;)
With the skate style comes the beloved Skull Skates hoodie from the legendary skater store here in Vancouver PD's Hot Shop.
Sew, I thought I would give something a go with my new sewing skills........

I took the beaten and battered pullover hoodie that the hubby probably had for over a decade, and turned it into a mini-hoodie for the boy Henry! Don't worry, we bought husband a new one before I started ripping the old one apart.......for those of you who are not familiar with the Skull Skates hoodie, here is an example:

And here is the final product revamped for the boy:

What do ya think?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

It's a New Year......

.....Sew, that means I need me a new duvet cover! I know, I know it's still winter, (I know this because it snowed somethin' fierce here on the best coast last night! Well...... fierce for Vancouver) but I am looking ahead to sunnier days and the Springtime! Now that the scary basement is looking more sewing room-y, it's time to work out the Spring sewing projects! I have a few things in mind, but they will need a few more classes first at the wonderful Spool of Thread. Until then, I will trudge along making more things that I already know how to make, and try and teach myself some new things!
One of those the things I want to make as mentioned is a new duvet cover......and here friends is the FANTASTIC material I picked up on eBay from a great seller's store Undercover Quilts:

Isn't the fabric sew pretty? VERY Springtime! Can't wait to get cracking, and as usual I will be sure to show off the final product. Until next time!.....