- Mar 28, 2020
Your children are adorable.No special talents. I can cook great food but don't care about presentation. Used to buy wooden things at Michaels and paint them with acrylic paints then cower with polish. Still have some pieces, they were fun to make. I have to finish some knitted things before l could post them here, maybe (I am a beginner). Used to make some of my daughter's clothes when we were poor and lived in Ukraine. Casual closes were affordable but not the dresses for special occasions. I also made my son's shirt. All embroidery was made by me. I didn't make my daughter's vest and head piece as well as my son's belt. On some photos she is sporting earrings that I am wearing these days. I lost a big bag of photos from their earlier ears so can't show you several more beautiful dresses that I made for my baby. I believe this thread is going to be a long one.
So Cool!!!! Do you still have the notebook? That'd be really neat! I try to keep notes, but it's hard. I love to make things, but I don't sell.@Cozystitches Those quilts are gorgeous! My paternal grandmother was a prolific hand-quilter, and did so semi-professionally. She kept a notebook detailing every quilt she sold - more than 900! And she charged based on how many spools of thread she used, which sounds crazy, but I guess reflects the amount of detailed work involved. More detail = more thread.
I believe one of my aunts ended up with it. She was very much the "idle hands are the devil's workshop" sort. Never a moment's rest, well into her 80's. Wore out her first set of artificial hips, if that's any indication.So Cool!!!! Do you still have the notebook? That'd be really neat! I try to keep notes, but it's hard. I love to make things, but I don't sell.
Gorgeous spinning! What kind of wheel do you have? It’s so unusual to find another spinner out in the “wild” haha.I'm glad to see several knitters. I also knit, and I spin fibres into yarn with my traditional spinning wheel. I like to experiment with mixing luxury fibres together, and I enjoy dyeing my yarn. Picking colour combinations is a lot of fun.
This is a skein of self spun mix of camel down, silk, merino.
I admire your artistic taste and all your clothes are very flattering! You look gorgeous in them! Your smile says a lot about how your masterpieces make you really happy.What a fun thread! So many knitters here!!!! My current hobbies are sewing and quilting. I make the majority of my own clothes (including my undies, but not bras), and am hand quilting daughter #2's graduation quilt. Here are a few of my sewing pictures:
Fun project that was mostly by hand.
Refashioned dress. I originally took the skirt (that was many sizes too large) and made the top dress, but then got a stain on the white (and it never fit properly), so I re did it into the bottom version. Bonus: it has a built in bra!
one of my current quilt projects. Am going to be hand quilting around the edge but am waiting on the batting. This is all hand quilted.
Back of my new favorite top. I need to make some more of this style
This was a "practice" dress from some fabric that I have a TON of.
Daughter #1's graduation quilt. All hand sewn (except for the petals of the flowers), all hand pieced, hand appliqued, and hand quilted. Started it in November 2018, finished December 2019. Given to her May 2020.
I also can knit, but haven't knit for a long while because I live in the desert and love knitting with wool, but its just not practical.
I have many more pictures....
Awww, thanks!!! I started making clothes because I could not find pants that: FIT with POCKETS for anything! I had a limit of $50 (this was many years ago now), so I took an entire summer figuring out pants. Allllll most gave up (was legit on the last pair). Now I do knit pants so the fitting is a bit easier. I enjoy making my clothes, plus no one has what I have AND all my things have POCKETS! #pocketsforlife #pocketsareeverythingI admire your artistic taste and all your clothes are very flattering! You look gorgeous in them! Your smile says a lot about how your masterpieces make you really happy.
LOL I had fun with that mask. Made it at the beginning of this mess. It's challenging to see out of it as it cuts my peripheral almost completely.