Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday Finishes...

Though it was a short week - haha...why do I say that?  I don't work, so this week was really no different than any other.  Yes, I know it was Labor Day on Monday, but I had no plans, so...

I have a couple of things to show off you.  

But, before I do that...take a look at Tag doing a stare down with his warthog!  I took this photo last night and it cracks me up as much this morning as it did when I took it!

When I am sitting in my big easy chair, Tag brings his warthog over for me to throw for him.  He puts it on the ottoman and then flips it with his nose and the warthog rolls toward me.  Well, last night, it rested in an upright position.  Tag backed up and there he sat...a stare down!!!  I hope you find this as humorous as I did (and do).


Okay, so on with the finishes.  First of all, let me say that I have not been putting Serger Sue to good use.  But, that is only because Naomi Janome pointed out to me that she, herself, has an overlocking stitch in her bag of tricks.  I've been trying that out on doll clothes and I like it very much.  It is much easier to change threads on Naomi Janome than on Serger Sue and I only need the bobbin and spool...not 4 separate spools.  Ya know?  Serger Sue has been left to lanquish...and she doesn't like it one little bit.  So, to keep her quiet, I made a cover for her.  ha!  

Because sergers are oddly shaped, I decided that a simple throw it over the top and tie the sides was the best way to go.  I had some leftover HSTs from my last quilt, so I used them for the front of the cover.  I used white cotton for the back, as well as for the underside of the cover.  I did a minimum of quilting and I actually had matching green and orange threads!  I stitched a line on each side of the zigzag edges and I stitched random lines on the back.  I used some leftover strips to make the ties and to bind it with.  Easy Peasy!


The other finish I have to show is an outfit I made for 16" dolls...for Emma to model.  I modified a dress pattern in a few ways for the top...well, for the bottoms, too.  On the linen/cotton blend pants, I added a strip of fabric to match the top.  Nothing fancy, but I thought it added a little more to the cuteness factor...don't you think?  ~grin~  This will be listed in my Etsy shop. 


I need to practice sewing with knit fabric, so I may work on that this weekend.  Otherwise, nothing much is going on. 

Have a great weekend!

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11


Brynwood Needleworks said...

That photo of Tag just cracks me up! I can see why you were so amused, Jacque. lol

You've been busy, too! I love your latest creations. It's always fun to see how productive my friends are. They (you) inspire me!

Have a great weekend.

Farm Girl said...

Well it looks nice. That is a very funny picture. He is very intent on that warthog. Dogs are so funny.
I can understand the terrible time you have to go through on the whole sewing machine thing. Mine happens over the hook, and the needle and thread, every one is always in a uproar shouting, " Pick me, Pick me!"
I went to the library yesterday now I have a whole pile of books shouting at me. :)
Have a lovely weekend. I hope you get lots of things accomplished.

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful new pieces and beautiful stitching on both of them. Tag is so funny, I love dogs with personalities. Mine liked to hide his ball in the laundry basket and then he would stare me down to go and find it.


moosecraft said...

Oh my goodness! LOVE that pic of Tag! Crackin' me up! :-)
Emma's dress is so pretty! Dreamy shade of blue!