Friday, October 23, 2009

someone share my stash

DD#1 finished her PMR exam, so most of the days she did not go to school. She managed to finished her 1 year stitching WIP, which is yet to wash and send for framing.

She started a new project. Somehow when she is accepted for AFS studeng exchange programme, she asked me to knit her a cap and she made herself a scarf. She has chosen a pattern which I have been queueing in my to do list - Entrelac Scart...which I do not know how,so finally both of us manage to figure out how to knit and she is progressing well with her knitting, though the initial few rows are a bit loose in stitches.

I am happy at least she could knit and there is someone to use my stash as well. The actual color supposed to be bright aqua green?...but it came out light blue instead. Overall we love the outcome.

Update / Photo

have quite a number of photo to update in this blog, but effect is very poor due to almost spoilt camera...

VS WSG AS AT 10 OCT 2009, though I love this, I have so many WIPs in hand to distract me too.

my Chinese Style Pullover , with Shosensi paper yarn, spent few hours to untangled the mess of tangled yarn.

this is stitched by DD#1, to be framed as clock. She added buttons instead of wordings.

I started this on 12 Oct 2009, see, there is no FO in stitch piece but I started 3 new projects in 2009. This is Chatelaine's Indian Summer Reflection, using my on hand stock of silk floss and beads instead of buying thread pack and bead pack.

Finally, back to MW Asia SAL, I am still in Pt 3, my choice of color is rather mute and boring.

Monday, October 19, 2009

sewing reversible envelope

1 .
size of both fabrics: 8" x 12"

sew on of the width edge of both fabric with right sides facing each other (e.g. sew from wrong side of fabrics)

2. draw 4" line from the sewn line (which is to form the pocket of envelope)

3. fold from the wrong side of the fabric (1st: backing fabric/floral), which you have the right side of backing fabric facing right side of your project fabric (checked fabric)

now you have folded bottom pocket of envelope and wrong side on top of the other (e.g. 4 layers of fabric, now you are still working from wrong sides of fabric), this folded end is free from sewing


4. (a) start of the beginning edge of the folded 4 layers place , sew until the end of the envelope, and turn fabric with needle in place of the fabric and sew another 3 inches and stop.

(b) repeat with another edge of the folded 4 layers and leave abt 2 - 3 " on top of the envelope to enable turning the envelope to its right side.

this is the view of the bottom pocket of the envelope.

from this opened end (2-3" opening) turn the envelope

yes, it is done and reversible too.

you may hand stitch the opening end to have neat finishing or sew a line near to the edge of fabric.

Hope I am clear with this narration.