God Made Puppies Shoe Box
My attempt at designing a skirt with a drawstring/elastic waist combo. This fabric
was donated specifically for dresses or skirts.
This book my daughter gave me for Christmas and the stuffie my other daughter found at a thrift store for 25¢.
Buckeyes Pillowcase Dress
My National Championship Buckeye Dress didn't get finished during the game, but I did finish it. The hat I made turned out too big for some reason, so it will go in a 5 to 9 year old box and I'll make another to go with this. Not sure what else I'll add to this box, but it will at least stay with the scarlet and grey Ohio State color theme. The fabric and trims were from my late mother-in-law's stash.
I added a flower button, lace and trim to the pocket. Since I put a button on the pocket I left it off the hem, but I still may go back and add a bow and button to the hem.
When adding lace I like to leave a little of the dress fabric hanging below so it doesn't get as dirty or worn out.
My New Sewing Station
One reason I moved my sewing machines, cutting table and ironing board (my supplies are still in the other room) was because there were no windows in the room they were in. I love the great outdoors and if I can't be outside I want to see outside. Here is my window over my ironing board so when I iron I can look outside. And this is my Operation Christmas Child & Dress A Girl display to inspire me. It is nice that the windows are so deep because I am in the basement.
And here is a glimpse at my eclectic wall grouping hanging in my new "sewing
I'm hoping that more lovely surroundings will encourage me and make sewing for shoe boxes even more fun than before!
What have you all been crafting this past week? Have you worked on packing any shoe boxes?