Saturday, January 1, 2011

Start the New Year with a beautiful new kit from Birds of a Feather!

Have you seen the January kit from Birds of a Feather? It is amazing! It includes papers from Cosmo Cricket's Circa 1934 collection and Jenni Bowlin's Family Tree collection. The colors in this kit are so rich and beautiful. Here's a picture of what in included:
Over at Back Porch Memories, the January kits will be revealed very soon. I am working on member layouts this month which are only available to kit subscribers, but look for sneak peeks on the 10th of the month. I am so glad that I got to work with both the Solo and the Medley kit this month because I love them both!

I am adding a new hobby to my ever growing list and going to try my hand at sewing. My parents gave me this awesome sewing machine for Christmas, and I can't wait to play with it!


My old sewing machine did two stitches, so this one is much more intimidating! It also does embroidery! So I have been spending the last week studying the users manual and buying patterns, fabric, and all of the other things I need to start doing some serious sewing. Hancock Fabrics had these thread spool holders on sale for $14.99 this week. I bought two - one for regular thread and one for embroidery thread.
I am going to start with an apron pattern. I plan on making matching ones for me and my daughter. Here is the fabric I am going to use for that. The white and black damask will be the main body of the apron, and the pink will be used to accent it.
After a bit more practice, I am going to try my hand at making a dress. I found a pattern and some fabric that I fell in love with. I really hope I can get good enough to do this. How cute will this be next spring/summer with some strappy dark brown sandals?
We hit the local flea market today, and I scored some really cool artwork for my craft room. I love these dressform and corset pictures! They are going to hang on the wall on the sewing side of my room. They were less than $5 each!
And these are going in my craft room on the scrappy side. I just love the vintage feel of them. They were less than $3 each!
I will leave you with a picture of the beautiful sunset we had tonight. What a gorgeous end to the first day of the year! Happy New Year everyone!

6 comments:

Scrapthat said...

Looks like your year is off to a fabulous start Deb!! Beautiful machine..cool pics and a lovely sunset!
Happy New Year to you...I hope your Christmas was magical! :)

Laura said...

Love all your vintage finds today! And what a gorgeous sunset!

Chelle said...

Wow Deb, you really scored, those are going to look great in your new room!

Chris said...

love those pics! can't wait to see what you create sewing

Jules said...

Darling kit for this month! And love the dress forms of course!

Jenelle said...

I am LOVING those canvas prints, fantastic!