Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

Wishing you all Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

My New Baby!!

Today is my Wedding Anniversary and look what I got!! It's a Pfaff tiptronic 2020. :)
This is my third machine. The other two are an older Kenmore and a Brother PC8500.

I have been dying to buy a Pfaff for so long now but did not want to spend a fortune on a new one, so I waited patiently for the right used Pfaff to show up. And luckily I found it at AAA Vacuum & Sewing. Coincidentally, this is the place I bought my other Kenmore from.

The machine is very powerful but with absolutely zero noise. I am going to have fun. :)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Vintage Dutch Apron

Yet another purchase from Etsy. I just can't stop drooling over this Vintage Dutch Apron that I bought from PonyParty a few weeks ago. Just look at the print on the fabric, it looks like a Folk Art with such beautiful colors. Don't you guys love it. :)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Re-cycled Project.

As part of my course we were asked to make something to wear using Recycled items.

I made a belt with an old corduroy pant and toothpicks. I glued the toothpicks and decorated it with ribbon embroidery and mirror work, and sandwiched it between clear vinyl.

The biggest challenge was sewing the vinyl on my sewing machine, which I tried for about 6-7 hours, and finally gave up trying, and hand-sewed the whole thing.

I love this belt and enjoyed everybit of the making process. :)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Nighty, Nightdress, Nightgown etc,

A review for Pattern Review and a night dress for me. :)

For a long time now I was thinking of reviewing a pattern instead of no pattern reviews in Pattern Review, so I bought Simplicity 2731 the other day when there was a big sale in Joann on Simplicity Patterns.

You can check out the whole review here.

Here is how it turned out finally after I made some changes to the length and the sleeve.

I machine embroidered the yoke before attaching it to the night dress.

I love the Vintage-look of the fabric. :)

Friday, December 5, 2008

And the Winner is..

Thanks to Sew,Mama,Sew for hosting such a generous event. And once again thanks to all the people who commented. This was so much fun.

The Random number is:

"Mare said...
I love that you made fabric bags for your daughter's class. That was awesome!Your giveaway bag is absolutely gorgeous. Even if I don't win, I will use the colors and textures in the picture to inspire my bedroom makeover. Really beautiful.mare at mail2peace dot comPS - I left this comment on the wrong posting the first time. Ooops!"

Congratulations Mare!! Now you can look at the colors firsthand, before you use them in your bedroom. Please look forward for a mail from me.

Thank You!!

I really thank you all for participating in my give-away. I am really overwhelmed to see so many new visitors and get to know so many new blogs.

The number of comments is a little high for me to send a mail to each one of you, so please bear with me.

A BIG THANK YOU once again. Hope you guys enjoyed reading my blog as much as I enjoyed reading all of yours.

The comments for the Give-Away are Closed Now. The winner will be announced as soon as possible.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Give-Away Day is here!!

Finally,here we are on the Give-Away day. Goodness, I am so excited to see who wins. I am hoping to win something too!!

Now, coming back to the details of my give-away – This is a tote made with Hand-dyed and embroidered Indian Fabric. (Not good for washing). It has wooden handles, and the bag is lined.

So to win all you have to do is:

Comment on my blog.

Don’t forget to leave in your email address. Good Luck folks.I have decided to pick the winner on 5th instead of 4th, so that people from other time-zones can participate too. (I will close the comments option tonight (Dec 4th) at about 10.00 and then announce the winner on 5th.)

I am ready to ship do international shipping too. So go ahead and comment, also please visit my Etsy shop if you can.

Thank you all for participating and making this event so much fun. :)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Do Come Back.

Hello Bloggers,

I will be participating in the Sew, Mama, Sew Give-Away on December 3rd, so please do check back here on Dec 3 for a Give-Away.

Make sure you don’t miss it. :)