Saturday, January 18, 2014

A Mother's Love.....

Another day..... Another Zeta project.  Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of creating one-of-a-kind items.  And if it saves me unexpected expense, I'm DEFINITELY all for it.... However, somehow that is not how it turns out!!?

Today, I ventured into the world of ball cap embroidery.  Found a GREAT YouTube video on how to hoop and embroider ball caps on a single needle embroidery machine (home machine) that just inspired me so!  Let me tell you, the hat is much easier than the t-shirts that I produced for Zeta!!!

Worked like a charm!!!
In the hoop

Now I have a request to make something like this:

I don't think I mind.... It stretches my abilities and I'm learning new techniques.  Besides, not only does it bring my Darling Daughter (DD) joy, it brings me joy in satisfaction that I can do this!

Til next time....

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Helping Hands.... We Do What We Gotta' Do.

OK.... so this has nothing to do with 2014 RTW Fast. My daughter attends Clemson University (Go Tigers!!) and is a Zeta. She is broke and so am I (after Christmas). She texts me the other day and says she needs [ANOTHER] $30 for a sorority gift exchange gift (limit $30). WHAT???? I just shared funds with you? What is next??? Well... she is "crafty" and so am I. So, it's not challenging to suggest to her that I use stash fabric and make a sorority applique - crown, letters, whatever! So today, I took pictures of t-shirts in Walmart to "demo" to her for approval. We (I) ended up purchasing a package of men's (M) v-neck t-shirts made by Jockey (nice fabric) and doing applique of Greek Z-T-A. Darling Daughter (DD) and I used Facetime to choose fabrics from my stash (as she prep'd to go get sushi with a friend). I received a number of thumbs up during the process.
I have finished the sample and am quite pleased. Applique purchased from ...Only 3 more to go by Monday.... Until next time...Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

OK... I'm going for it. No ready to wear (RTW) for a year! Can I do it? Will I cave? I certainly hope not! I've been "sew" inspired by Goodbye Valentino that I simply can not resist. Join in privately if you must, but join in! Keep up at least every month to see what I'm able to accomplish. Til soon, dml