Thanks! Yup, I used to be real big into tiedye back in the 80's and decided it was time for a comeback. Plus, I needed a new hobby, since my garden time is pretty much zero ever since I got pregnant with #1. I can tiedye while DD sits in her highchair with fingerpaints, and we have lots of fun!
here's a pic of my very first windpro AIO diaper...It's a variation of one of my side snapping cover patterns. It's dark grey outer and inside is a PRR knit with eskimos and igloos etc. I forgot to photograph the inner ! I took the polar bear from the knit print.
before I added the face to the applique, it looked seriously like a hippopotamus...we were making jokes about the elusive Northern Polarpotamus :LOL
I've moved on to making tote bags too, now... Got all this leftover upholstery fabric from the late 60's - mid 70's from when Mom was into reupholstering all our furniture. You know, it's not much harder than sewing a sling!
Here's as much of the first one I made as I could fit on the bed of my scanner:
I make glass and wire "lanterns" (candle and flower holders).. I use glass bottles/jars (new and vintage) and transform them into lanterns with 16 or 19 gauge wire.. trimming them with vintage crystal beads.. I use wire to dress up quite a few things..
I've been sewing bags like crazy, I've been learning how to sew clothes (for DD) and wool soakers and stuff like that.
I wish I had a digital camera, then I'd show you all what I just finished. I love the two bags I did last night. I did one out of an old pair of jeans...with a really pretty hot pink flowered (small flowers, slightly darker than the background) lining. I appliqued a heart on one of the pockets.
then I got some fairytale fabric, with a unicorn, a castle and stuff like that on it and made a bag, with the coordinating lining (light blue sky with stars and swirls) with pink pockets (same fabric I used for the jean purse) on the inside and on the underside of the strap.
ugh! I'm not making any sense at all : anyway, they are cute!
hmmm...not my most exciting stuff, but it's all I have online at the moment!
Plus I've been doing a lot of graphic work, which is fun!
I have been making some of the Mothering banners and other banners and a design for the upcoming motheirng store...well an image that I modified is all...not really a design! LOL
wow.. everyone here is very talented! Thank you for the compliments on the lanterns. They are so much fun. I haven't made any since my last son was born 3 months ago.. and I'm missing it.. I am going to start back this week!
I hope I linked to the pictures right, I thought with the "img" tag, they would appear as pics in the posts, but they're just links.
My current obsessions are those embellish overalls and stand up tote bags. I just love to applique, so making embellished overalls let's my creativity flow, lol. I'm working on a cute queen bee pair right now, I just can't wait to put it all together. My next one is going to be Finding Nemo, I have yet to make dd her own pair of embellished overalls, so she's picked finding nemo for herself.
Here's one pair of overalls I just finished, it was inspired by my daughter the tip toe dancer (that is a ballet dancer in toddler speak, lol). THey are kinda frou frou, but she just loves them, lol:
I also have two naked waldorf dolls that have been complete for over a month now that I need to put on ebay, but I am just totally uninspired with their clothes. One is a fairy with pointy ears, and I love to make fairies, but this one I just can't figure out what to make her to wear, lol, so far she just has a pair of white dupioni silk wings. The other is just a regular waldorf doll, I just should put her in a dress, but I haven't found a fabric that just jumps out and says "I'm a dress!" lol!
OooOoooo, TipToeFairy.....I wanna see pix of your Waldorf dolls, pleeease?! I've got a naked, hairless doll waiting for inspiration, sitting here myself. And how do you do the ears? I'm toying with the idea of putting ears on my doll too. This one is my first.